When we talk about bucket-list destinations, Alaska is worth mentioning. Sure, it is quite far but then it’s exoticness makes up for everything. The beauty of majestic landscapes, fabled fjords and rare wildlife are a few things about the Last Frontier State capable of instilling an adventurer’s spirit in almost anybody. Travel to Alaska and the Russian Far East, we assure you will make some of the best memories of your life! Whether you’re working on your return-trip itinerary or planning to visit the land of wonders for the first time, to get the best bucket list trip to Alaska, just get in touch with us.

The ultimate bucket list adventure should include a visit to the state’s iconic attractions, some hiking and wildlife watching but there’s more. To help you plan a thrilling escapade across the region, we have listed below four exciting activities.


When in Alaska, get above to get around! Flightseeing is actually one of the best ways to experience the Alaskan grandeur. To reach some communities and national parks you have to be airborne. In major cities, you have the option of hiring helicopters. The local pilots also act as guides for aerial sights. If you book a tour to Katmai National Park & Preserve, you get to spot grizzly bears.

Aurora sighting

Most travelers plan their Alaskan trips such that they may witness the gorgeous Northern Lights or the aurora borealis. We would recommend a visit to the Alaskan city of Fairbanks; it is considered to be the best location for aurora viewing given its geography and atmospheric conditions. It may also be sighted from around Anchorage and Sitka or Juneau on rare occasions. Don’t forget to check the solar activity and weather forecasts before bundling up to venture into the great outdoors.

Whale watching

When you are in Alaska, you will catch glimpses of wildlife walking down the road but there is a vast ocean too! During summertime, the prodigious Alaskan coasts are worth a visit to watch sea life, from sea birds to otters and whales, the waters are bursting with life. Alaska is home to eight whale species, including humpback and orca whales.

Dog sledging

You can’t miss dog sledging. If you ask us, flying over the snow on a sleigh pulled by energetic sled dogs defines adventure! During winters, you get to ride the traditional sled. Come summers, most companies switch to sleds with wheels or an all-terrain vehicle that are pulled by the dogs. If you get to hold a sled dog pup in your arms, the experience will become more heart-warming.

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