Alaska is known as the last frontier and has many unique experiences that you can only find in this most northern state. We want you to have a great experience when you are either visiting or living in Alaska. When you discover unique, local attractions in Alaska you are sure to be amazed by all the natural beauty.
You might find some of these opportunities in other states, like Minnesota is another great place to see the Northern Lights, but again, this is our list of Alaska must see unique experiences. Alaska is like no other. We do not endorse any specific companies or outfitters, but a quick google search will open many of these opportunities to you.
Here is our list of the top five things you can only do in Alaska and you should for sure experience. We hope you have a great time exploring and will also see the amazing wildlife in Alaska that you can’t see anywhere else. Remember don’t get too close to any bears or moose. Be safe and have fun.
Witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis): Alaska is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, a natural light display in the Earth’s sky that is caused by solar winds interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field. The aurora is visible in Alaska from September to April, and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the vibrant colors dance across the night sky.
Visit a Glacier: Alaska has over 100,000 glaciers, and it’s the only state in the US where you can see glaciers up close. You can take a helicopter tour or a boat ride to explore the stunning glaciers in Alaska, such as the Mendenhall Glacier or the Hubbard Glacier.
Experience the Midnight Sun: In the summer months, parts of Alaska experience up to 24 hours of daylight, which is a phenomenon known as the “midnight sun.” You can take advantage of the long daylight hours to go hiking, fishing, or kayaking, and enjoy the unique experience of being active in the sun at midnight.
See Wildlife Up Close: Alaska is home to an abundance of wildlife, including bears, moose, caribou, whales, and eagles. You can take a wildlife tour or visit a wildlife sanctuary to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures.
Participate in the Iditarod: The Iditarod is an annual sled dog race that starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome, Alaska. It’s a grueling 1000-mile race through the Alaskan wilderness, and it’s one of the most challenging and unique races in the world. If you’re up for the challenge, you can even participate in the Iditarod as a musher or a volunteer.
There are many unique Alaska experiences waiting for you. This list doesn’t begin to cover all the opportunities you are about to explore. When you visit Alaska or consider relocating to AK we hope you will consider at least one of our five recommendations. The great part about Alaska being part of the United States is the infrastructure is first class like the continental United States.