Alaska is a great place to go when you are seeking outdoor adventures. It is a land of wiled beauty and stunning scenery. There’s much to explore and it’ll be best if you must create a to-do list before going. Alaska is full of fun, excitement and a lot of free things to do all year long. If you haven’t got your list ready and you’re planning to get aboard, then consider doing the following things:
Fishing on a beautiful place is a great way to enjoy Alaska. The place is abundant with lakes, rivers and streams which makes scenic fishing one of the best outdoor activity to do in Alaska. You will have a chance to catch one of over 600 species of fish in 3 million lakes, 3000 rivers and numerous streams that was scattered throughout the beautiful landscape of Alaska.
Who doesn’t want camping? It is a best way to get to know the place easily. Take a drive, go to a hike and then look for a spot to set-up your tent. There are a number of classic camping areas in Alaska, ranging from easy drive-in sites to hardcore hike-in options. There’s so much place to enjoy, you may want to camp deep within trees, breathe alpine air or lounge through the lake. This is the kind of up-close-and-personal experience most people are looking to when coming to Alaska.
You can forget about global warming when you see Alaska’s gallery of shimmering gigantic glaciers. There are cruise boats that take day trips to some of South-central Alaska’s biggest and brightest glaciers. But there’s no fun if it’s just floating mass of ice, right? Then, keep an eye for a variety of wildlife such as whales, puffins and porpoises. You can even drive to, hike or paddle alongside some glaciers. Tour operators will also offer safe and exciting on-ice adventures.
Do you want to sight see in a blink of an eye? Then why not try ziplines? Extreme ecotourism has already reached the Last Frontier. Two companies, Denali Zipline Tours in Talkeetna and The Nitro (MICA) near the Matanuska Glacier, operate just north of Anchorage. You can experience extreme speed through the forest or near a shining glacier.
Alaska is one of the best places to view whales in the world. Within eight hours of cruise, you might be able to see a dozen of whales up-close and personal. Aside from that, you can spot porpoises, sea lions and sea otters.
Dog Sled Tour
Get a view of Alaska from a perspective like nothing else – from the dog sled. Before flight was a commonplace, dog sleds are the only means of transportation across the vast distances of the Alaskan tundra. Today, they can be used by tourist to enjoy the view of Alaska from another perspective.
Love treasure hunting? Then you can find it alive and kicking with geocaching. Using your GPS or smart phone, look for fun clues left by visitors and locals before you, and then add your own. The Anchorage Log Cabin Information Center is offering a geocaching guide.