Alaska is the 49th state of the USA, located northeast of North America. According the area it covers, it is the biggest state in the USA, but smallest according population. When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the Americans in 1867, they sold their biggest treasure, fur, salmon hunt, whales, gold, and most importantly oil.
There are a few places on Earth with such a beauty. Mountains, woods, fjords, glaciers, make Alaska gorgeous, hard that words can explain it. Alaska is remote, isolated, not inhabited, mysterious, rich, but very attractive for lots of people, not just for its treasure, but for the very special way of living, characteristic for such special places on earth.
If you decide to visit Alaska, here are the top must-see places.
Denali National Park
Located in central Alaska, between Anchorage and Fairbanks, it is the biggest North American attraction, Denali National park. The highest peak of North America, Mount Mc Kinley, 20,310 feet high, makes it spectacular.
Miles of wild, unexploited nature, attracts thousands of tourists every year in the short tourist season from May to September.
This park has been created to save the wild life of Alaska, and as a result of these efforts, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, Grizzly bears, 39 species of mammals can be found here. Denali National park is a home of 160 species of birds.
In the park you can walk, observe examine the nature and the tundra, enjoy the beauty of the many lakes, springs, hike, camp, fish, cycle, explore Savage River, enjoy the rafting adventures as well as zip lines. The experience is unforgettable.
View the Northern Lights
The polar light is a phenomenon characteristic for the polar zones. Here on the North it is known as Aurora Borealis, on the South, it is known as Aurora Australis. The common term for both is Aurora Polaris.
The best time to be seen is after midnight during winter nights from September to April. If you want to catch it, pack your warm clothes, be patient and you will experience the biggest adventure of your life.
Hubbard Glacier is one of the most spectacular and longest tidewater glacier. Cruising, you will feel its beauty and power.
If it happens that you see ice separating from the glacier, and spreading in the ocean, you will feel the enormous power of the nature.
Tracy Arm Fjord
South of Juneau is one of the most popular destination of Alaska, Tracy Arm Fjord cruising.
You will be amazed by the mountains, cliffs, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers and cobalt-blue icebergs. Close view of the famous active tidewater Twin Sawyer Glaciers is a special experience. The wildlife is amazing, so you will enjoy watching all kind of animals.
Only 12 miles of Juneau, there is 13 miles long Mendenhall Glacier.
Its ice caves attract lots of adventurists from all over the world. It can be accessed over land or over a lake. A guide is recommended for such an amazing adventure.