A Country Of Two Halves
Few places in the world change as dramatically as Alaska does from winter into summer. The difference here is so marked that it really requires a minimum of two visits to fully understand this great state.
Winters are long and hard but to witness Denali, America’s highest peak under an ice blue sky or the mighty Yukon River reduced to stationary ice is bordering on life-affirming. Similarly, standing on the ice of a landscape defining glacier or underneath a pitch black wilderness sky alive with dancing Northern Lights creates memories to last a lifetime.
March brings the excitement of the Iditarod, Alaska’s great dog-sledding race. If you fancy having a go yourself we can line you up with some of the dogs from the kennels of 4-time Iditarod champion, Dallas Seavey.
In summer, Alaska comes alive and there can be few places more alluring than the likes of Denali, Kenai Fjords and Lake Clark National Parks. The lakes sparkle, the fjords glisten, meadows abound with wildflowers and the mountains lose all but a peak-topping covering of snow.
There’s wildlife in abundance too. Take a small plane flight over the oceans; these often reveal the presence of whales and bald and sea eagles amongst other coastal creatures. Inland, it’s the bears, wolves, caribou and moose that demand the attention of wildlife lovers.