Alaska July 14, 2016
by Courtney 13 Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventures You Can Only Have In Alaska
If visiting Alaska wasn’t once-in-a-lifetime enough for you, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! These epic adventures are filled with incredible beauty, jaw-dropping scenery and completely mind-blowing memories. From catching a trophy rainbow trout, to camping beneath the Northern Lights and even flying over the highest mountain in North America. No matter what your age, shape or size – there is absolutely, positively something for everyone on this list of 13 once-in-a-lifetime adventures that you can only have in the mighty last frontier.
1. Denali summit flight.
Unless you're going to actually hike the tallest mountain in North America, there is nothing quite like experiencing the Alaska Range from a flight-seeing tour. Incredible is an understatement.
2. Paddleboard around glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Paddle around icebergs with knowledgeable guides while visiting Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.
3. Trophy trout fishing on the Kvichak River.
For the fly-fishing enthusiast inside you, it doesn't get much more epic than reeling in a massive pig filled with stunning rainbow bright colors.
4. Glacier landing via helicopter.
Explore the pristine beauty at Lake George Glacier, Lake George Valley, Whiteout Glacier and Colony Glacier with Alpine Air Alaska. If you are looking for an epic photo shoot, it doesn't get much better than this.
5. Winter camping beneath the Aurora Borealis.
Embrace winter wonderland by camping beneath the most spectacular Northern Lights show of your life with Alaska Skylar Travel.
6. Whale watch while riding the world’s largest zipline in Hoonah.
Discover your inner adrenaline junkie at Icy Strait Point and catch the thrill of your life on this seemingly never-ending zip-line in southeast Alaska.
7. 26 Glacier Cruise in Prince William Sound.
If glacier gazing is your thing, you will be blown away by this piercing blue glacier tour. Around every corner is surprise after surprise.
8. Bering Sea crab fisherman’s tour in Ketchikan.
The Aleutian Ballad crabbing vessel is like walking straight onto the set of the Deadliest Catch (minus all the totally terrifying reality stuff). It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it's completely epic!
9. Heli-skiing in Haines.
Shred the pow like no ones business! Seaba Heli transports you to a completely secluded paradise with nothing but you and the great Alaskan outdoors.
10. Halibut fishing in the halibut capital of the world.
Get out on the salt and reel in a massive halibut from the world renowned Kachemack Bay with Homer Ocean Charters.
11. Dog sled tour with the “Winning-est Musher in the World.”
Cuddle up with cute, cuddly sled dogs at Husky Homestead Tours while visiting Denali National Park.
12. Watch massive bears feed on salmon at Brooks Falls.
Visit Katmai National Park for one of the most wild, raw Alaska experiences. Watch bears feast on salmon from a safe viewing distance.
13. View the world’s largest collection of totem poles in Ketchikan.
Walk around the town and explore more colors, history and rich culture than you will find anywhere else in the state of Alaska.
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