Adventure and Alaska go hand in hand. Where else can you hike an ice-age glacier, skim the wilderness in a "bush" plane, watch a massive brown bear snag a salmon from a waterfall or take a step in any direction to land in one of Alaska’s vast and plentiful national parks, whose raw, beautiful and unrelenting terrain teem with opportunities for rugged, backcountry treks? And don’t forget the watersports. The state's many famous rivers, lakes and protected coastal waters offer the chance to raft the rapids (mild to wild), kayak around glaciers or snorkel the Inside Passage.
Not too comfortable with the great outdoors but still want a little adventure? Day excursions and guided tours allow you to discover the Alaska wilderness during the day and sleep in a comfy bed at night.
Alaska is the quintessential year-round destination for ecotourism—visitors seeking a more personal connection with nature, culture and wilderness. In doing so, the focus is on leaving little or no impact during your visit so that future Alaska visitors can enjoy the same beauty and quality of adventure experiences.