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Ideas For Your Next Alaskan Adventure

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Although Alaska can be rugged, cold, and tough on anyone who doesn’t take well to the wilderness, the area offers some of the most beautiful views in the world. With an expanse of untouched forests, glaciers, and wildlife you won’t find anywhere else, if you’re in love with the outdoors, you will certainly love Alaska.

If you’re planning a trip to Alaska, it’s best to plan carefully. As most know, Alaska isn’t small by any means, so an unplanned trip can lead to a lot of wandering around. Here are some great ideas for your next Alaskan Adventure.

Ice Caves

Because of the chilly climate that Alaska harbors, the ice caves are immaculate and abundant. Not far from one of the major cities of Juneau, you can find Mendenhall Ice Caves.

Mendenhall is a 15km long glacier, and are only accessible by those willing to kayak and climb the glacier. The venture to the caves makes foot traffic more seldom. Inside the caves offers beautiful shades of blues, with light peering through the ice. Unfortunately, the ice is retreating due to rises in temperature, so be quick!

Cruise

From whales and orcas to seals and otters, the sea life in Alaska is truly breathtaking. If you’re not looking for a full on adventure of kayaking up close, there are plenty of Alaskan cruise options that allow you to chill out and take in Alaska’s wonderful scenery as you relax.

Sled with the dogs

Alaska is renowned around the world as the dog sledding capital of the world. With the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race, and the Alaskan Husky and Malamute, if you want to have a try at a dog sledding adventure, Alaska is the place to do it.

From a day trip to weekend long sledding excursions, there are many options around all the major locations of Alaska to take your try. These trips usually offer accommodation, food, and a great time you won’t soon forget.

Scenic Drives

If you’re short on funds, you may consider doing one of the many scenic drives around the State. Hiring a car can be fairly cheap, and allows you to see Alaska first hand. With all the wildlife, nature walks and hikes, glaciers and beautiful valleys, this may be one of the best options for truly exposing yourself to the great outdoors of Alaska. Especially on a budget.

Here is a great list of scenic drives to consider.

Flightsee

From helicopters to small water planes, you can see the expanse of Alaska's wilderness without leaving the city. Many tour operators run through the major cities of Alaska and are very convenient for those looking to get a glimpse from above.

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