The idea of having to brave subzero temperatures may seem daunting at first, but Alaska is truly a sight to behold during winter. Undoubtedly one of the best things about visiting during the colder months is the snowy, frozen landscapes that look straight out of a fairytale. Over the years, winters in Alaska have witnessed significant change due to global warming, but in spite of them, the state turns into a snow-clad wonderland once the season rolls in. So, if you want to experience Alaska in its most pristine, you need to pay a visit to the Last Frontier State during winter. Here are a few other reasons:
- Interact with the locals
During summer, Alaska sees a heavy influx of tourists because this is when most travel companies and cruises offer unmissable deals. Locals prefer not to venture out into the popular spots during this because of the crowding, which is known to make life slightly inconvenient for them. This makes connecting with them quite difficult. If you ask us, we would say that interacting with the local communities is one of the highlights of a trip to Alaska. So, when you visit during winter, it will be much easier to meet people and connect.
- Avoid the crowds
During summer and spring, large groups of tourists arrive in Alaska, almost all at the same time. And that means there is a serious case of overcrowding at all major tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants. You cannot visit a glacier without bumping into a few other groups of people. It also becomes impossible to book tour excursions because they are usually all booked up. To enjoy the best Alaska has to offer to, you need to visit in winter when you can avoid the crowds and breathe in the unsullied beauty of the state.
- See glaciers in all their glory
If you have ever seen a glacier during summer, you would know that it melts during the warm weather and is often covered in rocks and dirt. Sure, glaciers are beautiful at any time of the year, but winter lends them an alluring and more magnificent appearance.
Get in touch with us at Circumpolar Expeditions if you want to plan a trip to the Arctic wonderland during winter. We also offer expeditions and tours in Providenya, Chukotka, Russia.