Alaska Bucket List

Alaska itself is a Bucket List trip for many people. But once you get here, what are the best ways to explore and experience the state? We’ve put together a short list of activities the scream “Alaska!” These are the things people come here to see. See towering mountains and glaciers from the water or high above. Catch a glimpse of mighty whales, bears and majestic eagles. Alaska will never disappoint!

Cruise Alaska’s Fjords and Inlets to see Glaciers and Wildlife

When visitors picture Alaska, towering glaciers and incredible wildlife are usually the first two images that come to mind. Cruising the Fjords and protected waterways of Alaska is a great way to see both! These day cruise operators are the best in Alaska.

Valdez

Juneau

Kenai Peninsula

Talkeetna

Haines

Take a flightseeing tour over the mountains

Nothing else can show you the size and scale of Alaska like taking a flightseeing tour over the glaciers, and mountains. There are even tour providers that will land on a glacier and allow you to get out and explore the state from an unbelievable vantage point.  Here are our recommended flightseeing tour operators.

Denali National Park

Talkeetna

Ketchikan

Burwash Landing

Ride the Train through the Alaskan wilderness 

Taking a train through the deep wilderness of Alaska has to be the most relaxing and comfortable ways to see and take in the rugged wilderness. The White Pass and Yukon Railway is a wonderful day tour, and the Alaska Railroad offers everything from day trips to all-inclusive  multi day itineraries.

Go Whitewater Rafting on Alaska’s wildest rivers

Is Adventure more your thing? If so, Alaska has what you need to get your adrenaline pumping! Rafting has become hugely popular and there and number of operators operating all over the state, with varying levels of rapids. All provide the gear you need to get wild.

Denali National Park

Kenai Peninsula