Alaska is a famously excellent vacation spot for outdoorsy types and nature lovers. For the adventurous vacationer, it offers everything from snowshoeing to cross country skiing to whale watching to dogsledding to parasailing.
But Alaska‘s true superlative may just be its beauty. A trip to the state means being surrounded by mountains, glaciers, pines, cliffs, and plains as far as the eye can see. Lonely Planet recently voted Alaska the number two region in the world for travelers to visit, and, as the beautiful photos below illustrate, it’s not hard to see why.
Many of the most beautiful facets of Alaska fit perfectly with “bucket list“-worthy activities. Ever wanted to hike a glacier? Not only will you get serious street cred thereafter, you’ll also get some of the most incredible views (and photographs) of your life from your perch at the top, a sea of ice blocks floating all around you.
If you’ve dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, Alaska has some of the best aurora viewing in the world. Make sure to come between September and April, the closer to the dead of winter the better to up your odds of catching the lights in the (long) dark of the night.
If you love hiking, Alaska has more beautiful state parks than you can count, including the famous Denali National Park, with Mount McKinley towering in the middle.
And if your idea of a good vacation is simply watching a beautiful sun set or moon rise, you would be hard pressed to find a better place than Alaska.
So pack your bags, and your camera, to experience Alaska’s incredible beauty up close and personal.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.