Alaska Winter Vacations, Winter Tour Alaska, Alaska Winter Tours


Think Alaskans hibernate come winter? Think again! Winter is prime time for Alaskans - the time we enjoy our favorite outdoor sports and activities, and a time when our natural surroundings become even more dramatic. Come experience the real Alaska on an Alaska winter vacation or tour.

Winter Activities

Alaska's most popular winter visitor experiences include northern lights viewing and dog mushing, but there is plenty more to see and do in the winter. The Interior and Far North regions sit below what is known as the "auroral oval," a crown of charged particles that rings the earth's northernmost latitudes and leads to intense northern lights displays. Northern lights viewing tours combine viewing from backcountry cabins or other ideal locations with activities like soaking in hot springs, romantic dinners, dog mushing, skiing, snowmobiling and more. Dog sledding, or mushing, tours can range from an hour to several days, giving guests hands on experience as well as information about the care and feeding of sled dogs. Several of these dog mushing tours are oriented around the state's biggest sporting event - the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - including one that follows the 1,049-mile race from the start in Anchorage to the finish in Nome. Other winter activities include visiting museums and cultural facilities, snowmobiling, Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and winter rail tours.

Alaska's Winter Playgrounds

Alaska's winter cities are Anchorage and Fairbanks, with dozens of tours and activities for visitors to choose from. Girdwood and Alyeska Resort ski area are located just south of Anchorage along Turnagain Arm. From Fairbanks, tours are available to the Far North by air, by road on the Dalton Highway, or a combination of the two. The Alaska Railroad's winter trains run from Anchorage to Fairbanks and back with a stop in Talkeetna along the way. Many hotels offer guests a northern lights wake-up call so you don't miss magic, which often reaches its peak after midnight.

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 Northern Lights Viewing in Alaska Alaska's location on the global Aurora belt provides some of the world's best chances to see the Northern Lights. We offer several great options for viewing the aurora including the Fairbanks area, Chena Hot Springs Resort and overnight adventures above the Arctic Circle. 
 Experience the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a world renown winter event. We offer several Iditarod tour options, both guided and unguided, where you can experience the Last Great Race on Earth for yourself! 
 Independent Vacation Packages A great wintertime adventure in Alaska can be made with our independent self-drive travel packages. Alaska in winter is simply spectacular! 
 Alaska Dog Sledding Adventures Riding behind an energetic team of Alaskan sled dogs on scenic snow covered trails is a winter experience that can't be missed. We have dog sled tour options available for all levels of adventure seekers. Come to Alaska this winter and mush with us! 
 Alaska Railroad Winter Vacations Travel by train between Anchorage and Faibanks to experience Alaska's winter landscapes in comfort aboard the Alaska Railroad. 
 Alaska's Winter Cities - Anchorage & Fairbanks Anchorage and Fairbanks are tow world-class winter cities that offer a variety of winter activities as well as unique special events such as the Fur Rendezvous Winter Carnival and World Ice Art Championships. Come and explore the Greatland this winter! 
 Alaska's Wintertime Lodges and Resorts Select winter retreats that provide peace and quiet, comfort food, served with a variety of winter activities including guided dog sledding, snow mobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 
 Winter Activities and Tours by Location Traveling to Alaska this winter? We have a selection of day trip options in many locations so you can experience wintertime fun and unique activities while you are visiting Alaska. 
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