In Northern Alaska there are many things to do which may catch your eye.
Whether you are a visitor or a long-time native, the attractions really do, never seem to end.
Some of the most popular attractions include the Barrow Adventure, The Beaver Village Adventure, the Air Adventure, and popular national parks like the Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, and Cape Krusenstern National Monument.
The Barrow Adventure is an amazing opportunity in which you are flown over the Alaskan terrain in a 737 jet for flight-seeing.
After your flight you are taken to Barrow where you are given a cultural tour and you can explore the ancient village by bus. This is a very popular attraction and also introduces you to the Barrow Expedition which is basically the same views just on a higher, more “first-class” scale.
Either one of these flight escapades are great experiences!
The Beaver Village Adventure is very similar to the Barrow Adventure except that flight whisks you away to the village of Beaver.
During the flight you will even get a chance to fly over the Yukon River Valley which holds thousands of years of history in its making. This trip is roughly $350 which is actually a nice alternative to the near $500 Barrow Adventure.
The Fairbanks by Air Adventure is so much like the other two trips that it is actually quite self-explanatory. This flight which takes place in the morning is around 30 minutes long. This short flight takes you through Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley. This experience is also a fun activity!
Also in Northern Alaska you may find wildlife. Especially common are caribou, birds, whales, polar bears, black bears, and brown bears. There are also wolves, oxen, foxes, beavers, migratory swans, geese, ducks, and other small birds and small mammals in general. Many animal enthusiasts find all of the diverse wildlife “a nice change” versus the city life where you only see wild ground squirrels and pigeons.
If none of these activities set your heart on visiting Northern Alaska then maybe something else might. For many years, The Northern Alaska Tour Company has been setting up tours and such for Alaskan visitors.
Touring Alaska’s Arctic is an amazing experience and with the right scheduling, you can fit in everything you want to do on your Northern Alaska vacation!