Ever find you self wishing to go to Alaska, and yet no knowing where to go and have some fun. We all know it’s cold here, so winter activities are a must. Here are some great places that will liven up any weekend you are in Alaska.
There is a wide range of terrain for snowmobiling and cross county skiing. They have different terrain’s for different levels of experience. If your a die hard fisherman, then this is sure the place to be. The lakes near Soldotna provide excellent winter king salmon fishing. The fish bite often are are very large here. Clamming is also an option on the mild days. If you would like see the views while trying to take some pictures then take a ride on one of their dog sled tours. Other great activities include hockey and ice skating. I suggest you plan on spending the night here at this resort as the rooms and the lodge are beautiful. There colarium overlooks the kenai river. Its all glass windows so you will have full view. They have tables and chairs in here also, so you can take your breakfast and wake up with nature. If your cold from sitting outside, then warm up on the big sectional couch that wraps around a fireplace. This is the perfect place for warming up and winding down at night. They offer package deals to, one being a romantic package.
Flight-seeing should be the first activities that you should do. This is the perfect way to view the mountain ranges from the above views. You can choose to ride in either a fixed wing or helicopter ride. They offer different tour packages which last anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2 hours long. The choice is yours. If perhaps you would like a ground view of everything then take a three hour snowmobile tour. This is a perfect way to begin the day. An experienced tour guide will take you along many paths and teach you about many things. They have tour packages that can last up to 5 hours if you would like. If you would like something a little slower, then try snowshoeing. Follow the trail map, or have a guided tour. Dog sledding is a major part of Alaska and Alaskan history. Why not take a ride with Dario, a 9 time Iditarod Veteran and his athletic huskies which will give you a ride of your life. Take a tour of the kennels and see the cute puppies in training. Learn the real history of mushing. They also offer Moonlight mushing where Dario and his huskies will show you the softer side of Alaska. Grab your loved one and head out for this night to remember. If you look up while riding there is a high chance you can see the Northern Lights dancing above you. Along with all this they also offer Polar Bear viewing, Nordic skiing, Glacier and wildlife cruises, Helli skiing and snowboarding.
The Northern Lights
No matter how cold it is outside, You will forget all about it once you view the northern lights. They are shades of green, purple and red. You will see people everywhere looking at these light, setting up their cameras and just plan viewing the great site. Usually the aurora borealis appears to the north of you, but occasionally it seems to be directly over your head. If your in Alaska, then this is something you really should check out. Don’t forget your camera, you will want to remember this for a long time.