Exploring Alaska: Must-Visit Destinations and Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures

It’s one of the most breathtaking wilderness destinations; however, there’s so much to do and see within Alaska, so planning for a first excursion can be overwhelming. From packing your bags to what to pack to accurate destinations to visit, Here’s everything you must know.

Where to go

If you don’t have more than a month on your sleeves, you’ll have to be careful with your Alaska plan. If you’re flying into Anchorage and beyond, places like Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, Denali National Park and the Exit Glacier are on the top of must-see lists. Each region can be combined into a trip lasting two to three weeks and many tourists choose three or two key regions to visit in a shorter duration.

It is also possible to fly into Juneau, which is Alaska’s most remote capital and go on whale-watching and glacier-viewing trips from there. If you’re planning to visit Alaska Do not skip the amazing tours of Alaska.

What to do

Alaska is the ideal place to go for adventure in the outdoors, such as kayaking, hiking, to glacier walks. Two and a half hours to the south of Anchorage, Kenai Fjords National Park is the state’s tiniest park, yet it offers accurate chances to experience the vast glacial landscape of Alaska. 

Within a 10-minute drive of Seward, it is possible to view (and even hike on) the famous Alaskan Exit Glacier. Seward is also the starting point for kayaking adventures in the secure Resurrection Bay (part of the national park) in which all kinds of marine life may be seen.

A great kayaking experience can also be found within Homer, which is about a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Seward in the meantime, Whittier (at the summit of Kenai Peninsula) Kenai Peninsula) and Valdez (on the shores of the northeastern part of Prince William Sound) are the main points of entry to kayaking trips within the Sound. It is an option during this tour the Columbia Glacier kayaking day trip is an absolute must in Valdez.

Wildlife you’ll see

If you’ve travelled to Alaska to observe wildlife, You won’t be disappointed, but you must be prepared to put in the effort. In the Kenai Peninsula is one of the most accessible areas for viewing brown bears during the summer months. 

Try Hidden Creek, between Copper Landing and Sterling or Humpy Creek down near Homer. It’s more difficult to get the traditional image of bears fishing salmon with their mouths in Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park located in Katmai National Park, which is accessible via plane and boat (as it is close to Kodiak Island for its endemic Kodiak bears). If you’re lucky, you could observe brown bears eating salmon on any of the Alaskan waters during the summer months.

Denali National Park and Wrangell-St Elias National Park are both areas that are home to big game, such as Dall’s sheep, and much more. If you aren’t able to spot any wild animals, take a trip to The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre south of Anchorage in order to quickly observe injured and orphaned wildlife, from bison to Bobcats.