3 Things To Include In Your Alaska Winter Trip Itinerary

3 Things To Include In Your Alaska Winter Trip Itinerary

23 October 2018
 Categories: Travel, Blog

The northernmost U.S. state, Alaska is a popular destination point for travelers and tourists because it has so much to offer that is unique compared to other states in the country. If you are planning a trip to Alaska, the winter season brings about a lot of spectacular beauty to behold, and there are a lot of things you should see during your trip. Take a look at a few things you shouldn't miss. 

1. Take a winter train ride to see the natural sites. 

Alaska still has multiple trains in operation throughout the state, and some of them are specifically designated to showing tourists the natural wonders of the state. Trains are often in operation through the winter season when other means of travel may not be available. Therefore, booking a train tour can help you witness some of the great natural habitats and scenery that Alaska has to offer that you may not otherwise get to see. You will get to witness everything from the comfort of a train cabin where you will stay cozy, warm, and well-fed for the trip. 

2. Make a trip to see the aurora borealis if possible. 

The aurora borealis is one of those fascinating natural wonders that should be on every Alaskan traveler's bucket list. The further north you go in the state, the better your chances will be of catching a good show, but your best chances will be in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The northern lights are usually most visible between mid-September through April in certain areas, so if you are planning a winter trip, you should be able to find a place to watch. There are a few different tours offered that will take care of everything to get you to the prime viewing location so that you can simply enjoy the lights. 

3. Plan to take a tour of at least one of Alaska's national parks. 

Alaska has several national parks scattered across the state, and each and every one of them holds some of the most amazing natural scenery that you should not miss if you are heading north during the winter season. Most of the national parks offer guided tours by bus, but some of them also offer things like guided hikes to see things like glaciers and frozen mountain streams. The Denali National Park & Preserve and  Kenai Fjords National Park are a few examples of national parks to consider. 

For more information on taking an Alaska winter tour, contact your local tourism company.