Epic Reasons You Should Want to Visit Alaska


When people plan where to go on a vacation, Alaska is usually never on the list of places in countries they want to visit. In fact, when someone says they want to go to this part of the planet, the most common question is ‘Why’? Unfortunately, people who imagine Alaska to be just one huge block of ice are going to miss out on so much. The 49th state has so many things to offer, from mighty glaciers, amazing wildlife and a rich culture to breathtaking views and lively cities. Even if you are not a fan of cold weather and you are not at all interested in winter sports, going to Alaska should be on your bucket list. Here are just some of the reasons why people around the world are coming to visit The Last Frontier. 

The Northern Lights

If you come to Alaska in March and September, you will be able to witness one of Mother Nature’s best artworks. Seeing ribbons of color dancing around in the sky can really take your breath away and if you are really lucky, you might be able to hear the faint crackling typical for the aurora. Keep in mind that if you are visiting Alaska just to see these lights, you don’t want to come in June and July, since due to the endless sun during those months they won’t be visible.

World-class fishing

Every fisherman in the world will tell you that Alaska is the best place on the planet for fishing. In fact, there are so many fishing opportunities that even the residents of this state haven’t tried them all. Whether you want to catch tasty salmon, trout, or northern pike there are numerous charter companies available to take you out fishing. When you add exclusive and remote lodges to the equation, fishing in Alaska might be your dream vacation.  


There are more than 100, 000 glaciers in Alaska and you should be prepared to be dazzled by ice. A lot of them can be easily accessed, so be sure to check out Byron Glacier, Matanuska Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier or Exit Glacier. Many of these icy giants have been turned into tourist attractions, and you can even visit Spencer Glacier by train. 

 Interesting wildlife

If you call yourself an animal lover, you will definitely enjoy visiting Alaska and getting acquainted with its remarkable wildlife. If you want to see bears, moose, caribou, eagles and other creatures in this majestic land, be sure to visit Denali National Park. Whether you sign up for the flightseeing tour, ride the zipline, or go on jeep excursion, you will surely be rewarded with sights that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Towering mountains

The tallest mountain in North America is located in Alaska. Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve and it is 20,310 feet high. Although this mountain was officially called Mount McKinley for almost a century, its name was changed four years ago. If you are not feeling dare devilish, there are plenty of other mountains to explore. From Alaska Range to the Brooks Range, there are so many incredible opportunities for hiking, skiing, as well as other outdoor sports. The 49th state is the go-to place for adventurers so if you are interested in surfing, sea kayaking among icebergs, or cruising along faces of glaciers Alaska is definitely your heaven on Earth.

 With all these amazing things to see and experience, it is a shame not to visit this beautiful part of the world. Once you see how amazing Alaska really is and you fall in love with its beautiful landscapes, history, and unforgettable scenery, you will surely revisit it in the future.