Alaska is a vast and remote area that you should be ready for if you decide to visit. To make the most of your Alaska trip, plan your itinerary carefully once you have received a US visa. Alaska travel is ideal for people who love adventure and physical activities.
Alaska is a beautiful place to visit. You will enjoy the outdoors, hiking, paddling and fishing. These are some of the top things you can do in Alaska when visiting these places.
This list contains the top things to do in Alaska, which I have handpicked for you.
Denali National Park
Summer is the best season to visit Denali National Park. A full-day excursion is the best way to see Denali. A driver guide is recommended. You will see wildlife such as Dall sheep, moose and caribou. Explore stunning landmarks such as Toklat, Polychrome Pass and the Eielson Visitors Center. You can also go on a botany walk or visit a historical site. Or, you could even pan for gold. A helicopter tour can be taken of the park. You can go on hikes, bike around, fish or camp in summer. You can also go snowshoeing and dogsledding in the winter months.
Seward & Kenai Fjords National Park
Seward, a southern Alaska port city, is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward is a town in Alaska that has mild and moderate temperatures. Visit Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit Glacier is a highlight of the Park. This stunning wall of blue ice is one of the most accessible roadside glaciers in the state. You can go on a guided ice climbing or ice-hiking tour. You can spot sea lions, puffins and sea otters on a wildlife or glacier cruise.
The Inside Passage of Alaska is a water route that connects the Gulf of Alaska with Puget Sound. The Inside Passage is a smooth-sailing, glacier-lined waterway that is wildlife-rich and populated with wildlife. Here you can spot wildlife such as whales and sea lions, seals and bears. Take in the stunning scenery of mountains, glaciers, ocean and wildlife as you sail. Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Indians also live in the area. You will also stop at Ketchikan to see the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Historical Park.
Alaska Native Heritage Center:
Anchorage’s educational and cultural institution. The Alaska Native Heritage Center preserves the history of Alaska’s 11 major cultures. The Anchorage museum provides a detailed look into Alaskan Native life. See life-size native homes, crafts, handiwork and dance. You can also hear stories, meet carvers, or simply listen to them. The center sells traditional handmade gifts. Teens run the center and are more interested in teaching them about Alaskan culture.
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Popular visitor attractions include the University of Alaska Museum of the North. There are 10 distinct categories that contain more than one million historic artifacts and natural heritage pieces that relate to Alaska’s cultural, natural and artistic heritage. The permanent collection contains ethnological items that were made by and used by native groups. You can find ancient art like ivory carvings and contemporary sculptors here. Here you can learn about Alaska’s mining history as well as view the largest collection of polar dinos from anywhere in the world.
The 414-mile Dalton Highway runs from Livengood to Prudhoe Bay, and passes through Alaska’s most remote wilderness. You can ride your rugged vehicle along the highway through the Arctic oilfields of Deadhorse and northern forests if you’re an avid adventurer. Only three small towns are found along the route. The Dalton Highway is a lonely road. It is recommended for those who like such roads.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve:
Wrangell – St. Elias National Park is known for its amazing natural landscape and diverse wildlife. It also has a rich human history. You will find many natural features such as mountain peaks, glaciers and volcanoes, rivers, boreal forests, and rivers. The four mountain ranges that converge here are Wrangell-St. Elias’ lowest point along the Gulf of Alaska shores to its highest point at Mt. St. Elias rises to over 18,000 feet. The temperature is high due to geothermal activity at the Wrangell Volcanic Field’s largest volcanoes.
Iditarod National Historical Trail:
The Iditarod Trail, which is the only winter trail within the National Trails System, is a 1,200-mile long main trail that runs between Seward (now Nome) and Nome. Additional 1,400 miles of connecting trails connect communities and historic sites, and provide a parallel route. These winter trails were created to link Alaska Native villages. They also established the dog-team mail route and supply route during Alaska’s Gold Rush. Take a look at Seward’s Iditarod Monument, then take a mountain bike ride up to Johnson Pass Trail for stunning views of the waterfalls.
Mendenhall Glacier, one of many large glaciers that flows from the Juneau Icefield, is also known as Mendenhall Glacier. You can walk on a glacier here. Partially hollow Mendenhall Glacier offers stunning views of turquoise-blue ice caves. You can hear the glacier crackle inside. It takes approximately 3-4 hours to hike up to the glacier. In summer, you can kayak to the glacier and in winter, walk across the frozen lake.
To support Alaskans, you can buy Alaskan fruits, vegetables, and meat while in Alaska. Let the beauty of nature restore your spirit and revitalize you.