A Guide to Alaskan Tourist Sights
What activities can you do when you are in Alaska? Alaska is known to have 3000 rivers and 3 million lakes. You can also find 17 or the 20 highest peaks in the US in Alaska. This alone will take up your time when in Alaska. Below are some of the great adventures you can experience while in Alaska.
Visit the Mendenhall Glacier. Most people stay in the visitor’s center where they can have a good view of the glacier. Here, in this warm place, you can watch the glacier in a sheltered place. Taking the trails will give you a close look at the glacier and some local wildlife.
Visiting between May and September will be the best time for whale watching. The whales you can find in these waters are Orcas, Grey Whales, or Humpbacks and Belugas. You can read more herea bout marine expeditions in Alaska.
Denali Nationla park is another attraction in Alaska. This is the highest peak in North America. This national park is home to wolves, grizzlies, caribous, Dall sheep, mice, and more. Here you wil find natural sights like tundras, lakes and rivers, and unique geological formations.
Has the northern lights intrigued you? Then this is you chance to do so. You can simply gaze up and marvel at the northern lights on a clear night. Don’t miss this one-in-a-lifetsime experience.
You can also go biking along the Cook Inlet Arm which is a long coastal trail. This can be completed in a whole day and it is really worth it.
The Kenai Fjords Day Cruise is for those who love marine life. Puffins, orcas, otters, harbor seals, Minke whales, Dall’s porpoises, etc., are abundant in this place. You can capture incredible mountain scenes and tideware glaciers with your camera.
Take a tour of the oldest national park in Alaska which is the Sitka National Park. Here you can learn many things about totem poles, native artifacts, temperate rainforests, and beaches.
If you want to see ice sculptures, visit the Aurora Ice Museum. They also have a village theater where you can watch nightly aurora shows.
Salmon fishing is something you should not miss in Alaska. You can catch your salmon dinner from several Alskan river banks. They have salmon charters or you can also get a fishing license from the Alaska Dept of Fish and Game if you want to fish on your own.
The ghost town of Kennicott and Wrangell ST Elias National Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are some other places you should see while in Alaska.