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Fly-in Fish Crescent Lake, Soldotna

What: A bucketlist worthy experience involving flying into Lake Clark National Park to fish for salmon and watch for bears. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September while the tour operators are running. How to get there: You can take your flight out from a few places, but…

Chase the Northern Lights, Fairbanks

What: Seeing the Aurora Borealis should be at the top of any Alaskan’s bucketlist – no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate how epic the experience can be. When to see: Given the huge fluctuation in daylight hours, the best time to see the lights are between September and April. The months of Sep-Nov and…

Fly-in to a Denali Glacier, Talkeetna

What: An expensive but bucket list worthy experience – flying into Denali National Park and landing on Ruth Glacier right next to Denali mountain. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September. How to get there: There are a few different places to take this tour from, but the most…

Drive the Old Denali Highway, Paxson

What: An epic roadtrip spanning part of the state’s interior between Paxon and Cantwell. This is not the “Denali Road” that goes into the national park, but rather the original road to get you to the national park. The highway is roughly 130 miles and can be done in a day or multiple days. When…

Tour College Fjord & Esther Passage, Whittier

What: One of the most scenic fjord valleys in the state, worth accessing via boat tour from Whittier. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/csz5mekfnv5EewPm7 Tips: The most affordable way to do this is by taking the 26 glacier cruise with Phillips Cruises….

Visit Denali National Park, Healy

What: One of the most popular experiences in the state that involves driving / taking a bus on a 90 mile dirt road into the deep wilderness of Denali National Park. When to go: Ideally accessed while the season is open during June to September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ogwDifDmZj5MxSeg6 Tips: The most popular &…

Tour Northwestern Fjord, Seward

What: A beautiful tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords national park, worth checking out on a boat tour leaving from Seward. While most people take the tour as far as Bear or Ailaik glacier, the Northwestern Fjord tour is the farthest tour offered by boat operators. This makes it a longer ride, but there’s a lot…

Go Halibut Fishing, Homer

What: Several deepsea fishing charter companies offering anywhere from half day to full day trips to catch halibut, rockfish, salmon, etc. Homer is especially known for Halibut, so it’s worth doing a halibut only/focused trip. When to go: The fishing season typically runs between May and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/KwSBWix6WqAZq7NK7 Tips: There are…

Tour Blackstone Bay, Whittier

What: A beautiful cove near Whittier with stunning hanging and tidewater glaciers. Best accessed via various tours – either via boat, kayak, or even jetski! When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September while tours are running. How to get there: Best accessed from Whittier Tips: The most popular, cheapest…

Visit Valdez

What: A great coastal town with plenty of activities ranging from Glacier cruises to stunning hikes. The drive or ferry ride to the town is amazing in itself. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FxyrLriFiQH2bub88 Tips: The drive into Valdez over Thomson pass is…