12 Incredible Things to Do in Alaska: A Journey into the Wild Frontier


Things to Do

This 2,400-kilometer trail takes you through some of Alaska's most stunning landscapes and will give you a glimpse into the state's rich history.

Hike the Iditarod National Historic Trail


Home to North America's tallest peak, Denali National Park is a must-visit destination for any nature lover. The park is home to an array of wildlife, including grizzly bears, caribou, and wolves.

Visit Denali National Park


Head out to the Gulf of Alaska for a chance to spot whales, seals, sea otters, and other marine life. Keep an eye out for humpback whales breaching and tail slapping!

Take a Wildlife Cruise


Witnessing the Aurora Borealis is an experience like no other. Head to Fairbanks between late August and early April for the best chance of catching this stunning natural phenomenon.

Experience the Northern Lights


With over 100,000 glaciers in Alaska, there's no shortage of options for those looking to strap on some crampons and explore these icy giants.

Go Glacier Hiking


Alaska's gold rush history is still visible today. Take a tour of a historic mine and learn about the state's fascinating mining heritage.

Visit a Gold Mine


Experience the thrill of dog sledding, Alaska's official state sport. Meet the dogs and learn about the fascinating history of this unique mode of transportation.

Go Dog Sledding


Alaska is home to a number of hot springs, perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring. Take a dip and enjoy the scenic views.

Soak in Hot Springs


Take a boat tour of this stunning national park, which is home to glaciers, whales, sea lions, and a variety of seabirds

Explore the Kenai Fjords


Learn about the rich cultures and traditions of Alaska's indigenous people by visiting one of the state's many Native villages.

Visit Alaska Native Villages


Get a bird's-eye view of Alaska's rugged landscapes by taking a flightseeing tour. You'll see glaciers, mountains, and wildlife from a whole new perspective.

Take a Flightseeing Tour


Alaska is renowned for its world-class salmon fishing. Hire a guide and try your hand at catching one of these prized fish.

Fish for Salmon


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