Caribou in Alaska

Discover 3 innovative ways to create the perfect trip for you.

Three Fresh Takes on Seeing Alaska in 2020

It’s a brand-new year, and if you’re planning to visit Alaska in 2020, we know that adventure is already on your calendar. Would you like to take your trip to the next level and experience a few things that’ll make your trip to the Great Land even more uniquely “you”? Try one of these three ideas.

Fresh Take #1: Add an Unexpected Animal To Your Must-See List

Whales? Yes. Moose? Definitely. Brown Bears? You bet. Alaska’s one of the best places on the planet to see some of the world’s most iconic wildlife. But in 2020, you can add an animal or two to your must-see list and take your Alaska wildlife viewing to a whole new level of amazing.

A few ideas to get you started: Think about taking a boat trip out to a deserted isle in the state’s Southwest Region to experience vast bird migrations in the “Galapagos of the North.” Fly to Alaska’s far north for a chance to see wild polar bears in their breathtaking natural habitat. Hook up with a crew in the middle of the state to follow massive herds of caribou making their way across an enormous tundra landscape. Staying close to Anchorage? You can easily sneak in a trip to see Wood Bison, an animal so rare that it was once thought to be extinct, at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Start your search for a fabulous wildlife viewing expedition here.

Fresh Take #2: Provide the Power For Your Sightseeing

Seeing the sights can be a lot more rewarding when you’re doing the work to get yourself into the scenery. And Alaska’s tourism industry has made doing just that a whole lot easier over the last few years. So, in 2020, why not see the sights on a bike — fat tire trips can take you over trails or along a sandy shore; electric bikes are a fantastic way to get around a hilly downtown area (and many of our towns here in Alaska are hilly!) with just a little extra pedaling help. Want to try something without wheels? Hop on a paddleboard (it’s easier than you think) to explore one of the state’s amazing rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, harbors, bays….

Find your favorite way to sightsee here.

Fresh Take #3: Pick the Cruise That’s Perfect for You

Cruising is a terrific way to “meet” Alaska, giving you a chance to see a variety of extraordinarily beautiful places, and inspiring many visitors to create a list of all new places they’ll want to visit on their next trip to the Last Frontier. And cruise lines are upping their game to all new levels in 2020, introducing new ships, opening new Alaska ports (29 this year alone!) and offering all-new adventures from cooking classes to true wilderness experiences, so you can experience the just-right Alaska for your interests.

Do a bit of research to discover the cruise that’s a perfect match for you, whether that means a unique ship size, an out-of-the-ordinary route, or a fantastic array of onboard experiences. You’ll create memories you couldn’t any other way.

Start your search for a great ship here.

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