Winter Sightseeing & Guided Adventures
Alaska winters are a magical time for sightseers and outdoor adventurers — fresh snow everywhere, long twilight hours that light up the sky in soft pastels, towering snow-covered mountains, trees covered with a thick layer of crystalline frost, and of course, northern lights dancing in the night sky.
Let a local guide lead you on a sightseeing tour or outdoor adventure to make the most of Alaska's incredible winter landscapes. Venture out on a snowmobile, skis, snowshoes, fat bike, or your own two feet to get a sense of the infinite stillness and peace offered on trails and in remote valleys. Winter sightseeing trips like flightseeing, dog sledding, city tours, and cultural activities allow you to soak up the pristine beauty of winter in the Great Land and experience our unique Alaskan culture.
Alaska’s most popular winter sightseeing option is northern lights viewing, and several businesses cater to this niche with aurora-themed tour options, including trips north of the Arctic Circle for some of the most dramatic displays. Dog mushing, outdoor hot springs, and other tours with an aurora twist give you the best chance of seeing one of these magical displays for yourself.
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See the world's best lightshow on this one-of-a-kind ecotour. Enjoy unique activities like dogsledding, soaking in hot springs and hiking with...
One of Alaska’s most-visited cultural attractions, the Anchorage Museum tells the real story of the North - a story that weaves together social...
Fly to a remote location where the landscape is frozen in time. View and climb on frozen waterfalls across from ancient glacier ice. Learn to Ice...
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