Alaska's wow-factor, it's one thing you can always count on. That's why for 2021 we've added a whole menu of new activities, tours, and lodging so that you can experience even more of that Alaska awe.

Winter Wonderland Wandering

From golden daylight to evening alpenglow, winter in Alaska can be downright sublime. Along with year-round lodging, winter helicopter flightseeing, and rental cars, we've added these unique winter experiences beginning in February 2021.

Bright, clear, and cold north of Fairbanks in winter.

Northern Lights Viewing. There's nothing quite like standing beneath a starry arctic sky painted by a dancing aurora. The experience is worthy of a top spot on that travel bucket list, and these winter northern lights tours provide some of the best opportunities.

Aurora Winter Train. The winter train runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks on select winter days, offering stops in Talkeetna and Denali Park.

Winter Fully Guided Tours. Thrilled by the thought of seeing Alaska in the winter, but not by the logistics? These escorted winter tours take care of it all, providing a dedicated guide, transportation, lodging, access to some exclusive winter excursions, and even handwarmers.

Whale Watching. Beginning in March (which still qualifies as winter in Alaska), gray whales travel past the coast of southcentral Alaska on their thousand-mile migration from southern California to the Arctic Ocean. Seasonal gray whale day cruises run out of Seward during the height of the migration. Following this, Seward day cruises switch to a month-long orca whale watching season just before summer kicks off.

Looking Forward to Summer 2021

Along with the brand new services below, we've also added options to some of our most popular products. There's a new room type available at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge, opening more space at this in-demand wilderness retreat. And travelers who have a day in Anchorage but no rental car can now easily embark on a Prince William Sound day cruise thanks to the addition of a van transfer to Whittier.

Can't beat these flightseeing views near Seward.

Seward Helicopter Flightseeing. Add this to your must-do Seward list. Nothing else lets you experience the astounding grandeur of the surrounding area quite like flying. There are two new tours to choose from, a 45-minute glacier flight and landing or a 90-minute glacier flight and sled dog tour.

Hotel Captain Cook. Elegance and style, that's what you'll find at the Hotel Captain Cook. This downtown Anchorage hotel features a highly walkable location, private athletics club, indoor pool and spa, and one of Alaska's only AAA four-diamond fine dining restaurants.

Inspired? Now let's plan something to look forward to in 2021!


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Posted on September 29, 2020 in: Best Things to Do