10 Gorgeous Frozen Waterfalls In Alaska That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
By Courtney|Updated on December 04, 2023(Originally published December 08, 2016)
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
If you were looking for more proof that the last frontier is the ultimate winter wonderland state, these incredibly striking and perfectly pristine frozen waterfalls in Alaska will surely have you convinced. As raw, rugged nature becomes completely frozen in time, these breathtakingly beautiful frozen waterfalls are transformed into the most epic photo op that you’ll ever have the opportunity to experience. These special spots must be seen to be believed, and you’ll want to visit at least once.
There is certainly something special about winter in Alaska. The landscape takes on a whole new appearance and layer of natural beauty. Have you discovered any frozen waterfalls near you? Share some of your favorite finds with us in a comment.
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What are some of the best things to do in Alaska during the winter?
If you love beautiful scenic views, lots of snow, and a frosty nose, you'll enjoy winter in Alaska. Here are a few of the best things to do in Alaska during the winter:
World Ice Art Championships, Fairbanks, AK: In a land of ice and snow, what better way to celebrate winter than an ice art championship? If you are ready to be dazzled by castles, creatures, and magical works of art all made from crystal clear ice, head to Fairbanks, Alaska. More than 100 artists show off their skills to the delight of attendees from all over the world. The event lasts from the middle of February until the end of March so you have plenty of time to plan your trip.
Spot California gray whales, Seward, AK: These big beautiful baleen whales can get to be about 49 feet long and an astonishing 90,000 pounds! But you wouldn't know it based on how they shoot out of the water with a glorious spray. In February, gray whales migrate from Baja California past the mouth of Resurrection Bay in Alaska. Generally, from March to April, you can see gray whales in Alaska.
Ooh and Ahh over an Aurora Borealis: Fairbanks, Alaska is one of the best places in the world to enjoy an Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights "season" in Alaska runs from August through April, so winter in Alaska is a prime time to spot them because of the longer nights. One of the best places to see these surreal natural light shows is in the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks. A few other locations include Cleary Summit, Murphy Dome, Coldfoot, the Chena River State Recreation Area, and the North Pole — say hi to Santa for us!
Enjoying a winter getaway in Alaska is one of the most picturesque times to visit, especially if you enjoy stoking up a cozy fire and cuddling inside. One of our favorite North Pole cabins even has a cedar barrel hot tub to keep nice and toasty.