Why You Should Head To Alaska For A Winter Tour
You might have considered heading to Alaska for a vacation, but probably thought it was a better choice for summer. While the summer does have some great activities to do and things to see, the winter in Alaska can be breathtaking, and not just because it's cold.
Why should you take an Alaska winter tour this year? Because there are plenty of things to do and see that make the winter magical.
See The Northern Lights
One of the best places in the country where you can see the Northern Lights is in Alaska. The Auroras can dip farther south at times, but your best chance to see them during the winter months is in Alaska. There are tours designed around chasing the northern lights and if you prefer a bit milder of a winter temperature, you can choose Anchorage as your starting point. It has milder winter temperatures than most areas.
Sightseeing By Helicopter
While this activity you can do in the summer too, it is available all year. It is one of the best ways to see the landscape of Alaska and get great views of Denali too. The flights can take you over glaciers, the Chugach Mountains and beautiful lakes as you take in the scenery from above.
If you want, you can take a small plane to go sightseeing too.
Check Out Dog Sledding
One of the most famous attractions during the winter months in Alaska is the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. It is also known as the World Championship Dog Sled Race and it draws quite the crowd every year. It is fun and exciting to watch these teams compete.
You could also try your own hand at dog sledding. Many mushers open their kennels to show off new puppies and their dog teams. You could take a sled ride with a professional musher and learn about the history of the sport.
Take A Fat Tire Bike Ride
If you enjoy bike riding, then Alaska has the perfect sport for you – fat tire biking. The tires on these bikes are wider. They are known as moon rover tires because of their unique appearance, helping them glide over the snow easier than traditional bikes can. The bikes are a bit heavier and thicker than a traditional bike, for it helps the rider stay balanced while cycling over snow.
Alaska has trails that are groomed for bikes and snowmobiles, so it will make for easier going rather than heading on to unbroken snow.