Peer Into Frozen Alaskan Beauty While Snuggled Up Inside The Aurora Winter Train
If you want to get out and see the frozen Last Frontier from a warm, cozy spot, the Aurora Winter Train in Alaska will bring you to the most beautiful places in the state from the comfort of your passenger seat! Dress warmly and prepare for a breathtaking trip through our great state. And the best part? The whole family will love the animals, mountains, and more you’re bound to see through the windows!
Have you had a chance to ride the Aurora Winter Train? How far did you go? Would you do it again? Please feel free to reach out and tell us all about your experience!
If you’re stopping over in Talkeetna during your train ride, you’ll be able to stop in at this century-old roadhouse in Alaska with the most mouthwatering pie on Earth!
Looking for even more adventures in Alaska? Check out this aurora viewing trip, traveling from Fairbanks.
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Winter In Alaska
What is there to do in the winter in Alaska?
Although it may be notoriously dark and cold, there actually is plenty to do in the winter in Alaska. Some fun Alaska winter activities include:
- Dog sledding
- Horseback riding
- Sleigh rides
- Seeing the Northern Lights
- Going to a winter festival
- Snow tubing
- Winter hiking or snowshoeing
- Ice skating
What are some places to visit in the winter in Alaska?
Some of the best places to visit in the winter in Alaska are:
- Chugach State Park, in Southcentral Alaska, where you will find glittering frozen waterfalls and other winter wonders.
- The town of Cordova, home of the annual week-long Ice Worm Festival (taking place from the end of January through the beginning of February, typically). This fun-filled and unique festival attracts people from all over the world and is a great way to beat the winter blues.
- Girdwood, home to Alyeska Resort, a great destination for skiing and other winter activities.
- Chena Hot Springs, where you can warm up in the naturally hot mineral waters of a rock lake – and may even be able to see the northern lights.
- North Pole, the town where you’ll find the holiday spirit every day of the year.
How cold does it get in the winter in Alaska?
How cold it gets in the winter in Alaska depends on which part of this expansive state you’re in. In Southcentral Alaska, the average winter temperature is around 20 degrees, so not too bad compared to other chilly states across the country. However, if you go up to Fairbanks, the average drops to 20 degrees below zero, so that’s quite a difference. Be sure to keep an eye on weather conditions and dress appropriately if you plan on enjoying outdoor activities in the winter in Alaska.