Add these top 10 wild things to do in Alaska to the bucket list.Alaskans don't grow up with penguins or polar bears in their backyard. They don't live in igloos or only eat fish, although seafood does take up a majority of their menus. Alaskans have summers in 80s and the sun never fully sets at night during those warmer days. There are surprisingly hundreds of facts about Alaska that you may never know unless you visit the biggest state in our country. Yes, it's bigger than Texas.
Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or wanting to brag at your next family reunion during the holidays, take a wild adventure to end the year and visit Alaska.
10 Wild Things To Do In Alaska
- Back-country and Hiking: If you’re looking to stare at the defined edges of a glacier or climb into a raft and sail down a river, this land is North America’s little secret.
- Canopy Adventures: Upon landing on the Nizina River bluffs, your eyes will span over 2,000 feet of the forest. These tours commonly include a solar-powered tour over the forest land.
- Zip-line Tours: Instead of standing in one spot overlooking the forest, ride a zip-line over the variety of trees, Mt. McKinley, and other stunning views of ponds and terrains.
- Alaskan Cruises: Curiosity will be fulfilled about what lies underneath the sea on the oceanfront if you hop on a day-long Alaskan cruise. Not only will you see Orcas and other whales surface, land animals like puffins, goats, and bears will also be watching your boat pass by their habitat.
- Nature Travel Experts: No one knows Alaska like the back of their hand like the natives do. Join a travel expert who has more to tell you on your hike than any encyclopedia could ever offer.
- Alaska Fishing Lodge: If ice fishing is on your bucket list, then you can book your flight now. There are over 600 species that lie below some of the waters in Alaska and all you need to do to discover them is dig your fishing hole. Hopefully, on another day, you’ll become attached to one or two of the 3,000 rivers in the state as well.
- Glacier Hiking: A majority of people visiting have no experience climbing along a glacier. During this adventure, Alaskan guides encourage first-timers to show you how to climb on ice and zip-line across these areas as well.
- Northern Lights: Even during the warmer and colder season, the northern lights appear and show us nature’s wild side. Aurora lighting adventures begin in April and end in August.
- Great Land Tour: One of the most common excursions is to rent an RV and travel into every town and every forest. The best places to visit in Alaska include Talkeetna, Cordova, Sitka, Homer, Nome, Yakutat, and many dozens others.
- Dog Sled Tours: These adventures are often a more personal experience in a smaller group. Dog sled tours take you through some of the most beautiful glacier and mountain areas. Alaskan natives also might ask you if you had a more custom agenda on what you want to see most during your tour.
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- Find all local maps and major places to see.
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