For a lot of people, a trip to Alaska does not quite fit into their image of an ideal vacation or getaway. It is often considered as a destination that appeals only to the adventure enthusiasts and hardcore mountain lovers. Another reason why some are skeptical about visiting the last frontier of the country is its seemingly harsh weather. Well, all these are pure misconceptions because Alaska has a treasure trove of attractions for all kinds of travelers and the weather can be pretty pleasant, at least in spring and summer. The moment you arrive here, you will surely fall in love with its unmatched natural beauty, vast wilderness and unique cultures. However, if you ever decide to take a trip to Alaska, there are a few things that you need to do so that you have the best experience possible:
1. Plan ahead
You may be the most spontaneous traveler, but when it comes to Alaska, some careful planning can go a long way in making your trip enjoyable and convenient. Whether you book a tour through a travel partner or plan it all by yourself, you need to do everything at least six to eight months in advance. This will ensure that you get the best rates for your flights, hotels and so on.
2. Time your visit well
You can visit Alaska all through the year, but if you are not ready to deal with the bone-freezing chill of sub-zero temperatures, it is advisable that you avoid winter. Spring and summer are some of the best times to visit the state. Summer is peak tourist season here but if you want to avoid the crowds, spring is a great time.
3. Include the Arctic Circle in your itinerary
There is so many things to do and wonders to see in Alaska that creating an itinerary can be a truly confusing and overwhelming task. But no matter how many other places you include, the Arctic Circle is definitely a must visit. The combination of the stunning vistas and the remoteness of this region guarantees an adventure like no other.
Whether you want to take a trip to Alaska or travel to Providenya, Chukotka, in Russia, Circumpolar Expeditions is your go-to travel partner for all your arctic adventures. With more than three decades of experience in organizing tours and expeditions, we are well equipped to take care of all your travel needs.