If you’ve ever been to Alaska in the winter, you know there is snow on the ground and a list of outdoor winter activities a mile long to do with family and friends. This year, travel Alaska by taking a winter tour you won’t soon forget. These tours make perfect Christmas presents as well. Book a tour in advance, keep the printed receipt and wrap it up to put under the tree for a special Christmas surprise.
Spectacular Snowmachine Winter Tour. Beginning the first week in December, if conditions permit, the Salmon Berry Travel Tours begins its annual list of things to do in winter. One such tour on their list is called the “Spectacular Snowmachine Tour.” During this tour, you will travel by snowmobile through the brisk cold Alaskan winter weather on a five-hour winter tour over Alaskan terrain. Priced around $400 per person, this tour will have visitors and locals alike speeding through the Alaskan breathtaking wilderness. Anyone 16 years old or older is welcome to drive a snowmobile. For more information, call 888-879-3572.
Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure Winter Tour. Beginning in October and running through April, the Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure will have you exploring the Arctic Circle, the arctic tundra, viewing gold mines, walking in the vast Alaskan countryside and seeing the famous Yukon River. Of course, you won’t be walking the entire way as this winter tour lasts anywhere from 10 to 14 hours round trip. There must be at least four people for the tour to operate. The cost of this tour is around $220 per person. Only one carry-on bag is allowed per person with a maximum weight of 10 pounds each. At the end of the winter tour, passengers will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate to show the folks back home who missed out on an adventure of a lifetime. For more information, call 866-317-3325.
Denali Flightseeing Tours to Mt. McKinley. A fantastic winter tour that allows visitors to experience Alaska in winter from above is a flightseeing tour. During the Denali Flightseeing tour, passengers will board a family owned and operated air taxi that will have you soaring high above Alaska’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley. Each passenger will be able to travel Alaska from a window seat equipped with a two-way headset while they look down upon the untouched Alaskan wilderness. While on this winter tour, you will also experience the sights of the Great Gorge and Ruth Glacier, which is 40 miles long. The tour last approximately three hours and costs around $375 per person. If gas prices are high, expect to pay a little extra. For more information, call 800-544-2299.
With hundreds of winter activities and dozens of events scheduled throughout the winter months, it makes sense to travel to Alaska for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience all the things to do in winter, including seeing the northern lights that so few get to view in person.