Discovering the Beauty of Alaska

A Guide to Your Next Adventure

Alaska is a land of natural beauty and adventure, and if you’re planning a trip, you won’t want to miss the chance to explore some of the state’s most breathtaking destinations. From the stunning views of Denali to the magnificent glaciers, here’s a guide to our trip to help you make the most if you make a trip to Alaska in September.

Truly an amazing adventure! Our itinerary included the following

Day 1: Land in Anchorage and rent a car, (went to Costco) drive to Casner Glacier Ice Cave, sleep in Fairbanks.

Day 2: Fairbanks catch and release fishing, ending the day watching the beautiful aurora borealis.

The aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, is a natural light display that can be seen in the night sky in certain parts of the world, including Fairbanks, Alaska. The aurora is caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field, producing a stunning and colorful display of lights that dance and shimmer in the sky.

Fairbanks is one of the best places in the world to view the aurora borealis, due to its location near the magnetic North Pole and its clear, dark skies.

The aurora borealis is a truly unforgettable experience and is a must-see for anyone visiting Fairbanks. With its stunning beauty and unique natural phenomenon, the aurora is a highlight of any trip to Alaska.

Day 3: Aurora Ice museum then drive to Denali.

The museum is housed in an igloo-style building and is carved entirely from ice, including the walls, sculptures, and even the chandeliers. Inside, visitors can see intricate ice sculptures, ice furniture, and ice carvings of animals, landscapes, and other themes. The museum also offers guided tours, ice carving demonstrations, and other activities.

Day 4: Denali back country tour, and savage river hike.

Denali National Park is a protected wilderness area located in central Alaska, centered around the highest mountain peak in North America, Mount Denali (previously known as Mount McKinley). The park covers over six million acres of rugged terrain, including tundra, forests, and glaciers, as well as an array of wildlife, such as caribou, moose, grizzly bears, and wolves.

Day 5: Horseshoe trail and flight to Denali Glacier, but we stopped on another glacier.

Day 6: Drive to Anchorage, and rest.

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city. Here you’ll find a mix of urban amenities and natural beauty, with plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Take a walk on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, or go fishing on the Kenai River.

Day 7: Spencer Glacier Bears, Trains & Icebergs

Took a tour with an amazing tour guide, Kevin to Spenser Glacier, rode a train and rafted with some icebergs.

Spencer Glacier is a beautiful glacier located in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. It is known for its stunning blue ice and dramatic glacier formations, making it a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Visitors to Spencer Glacier can take a boat tour to get up close to the glacier and experience its beauty, or hike the Spencer Glacier Trail for a more immersive experience. The trail offers incredible views of the glacier and surrounding wilderness, and is a popular spot for picnicking, wildlife watching, and bird-watching.

Day 8: Drive to Seward.

Seward is a small coastal town located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is known for its stunning scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities, making it a popular destination for tourists and adventure-seekers.

Seward is surrounded by mountains and glaciers, including the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Fjords National Park, which offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. In town, visitors can also take a whale watching tour, visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, or explore the local shops and restaurants.

Day 9: Bye bye Alaska.

Because we had a car, we stopped at allot of things along the way. This was a great and amazing vacation. We are already planning to go back.

Alaska is a land of natural beauty and adventure, and a trip to this magnificent state is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re exploring the magnificent glaciers, hiking in Denali National Park, or visiting the charming coastal towns, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.

Author: Anil Singh