Explore Alaska on a honeymoon or romantic getaways adventure. The largest state in the USA is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, overflowing with immense natural beauty.
Known as ‘The Last Frontier’, Alaska is home to 100,000 glaciers, more than 3000 rivers, three million lakes, 17 of the USA’s 20 highest peaks and 15 national parks – perfect for kayak, canoeing and hiking adventures in summer, and snowshoe, cross-country skiing and dog-mushing in winter.
What to do and see in Alaska
Wherever you go in Alaska, wildlife is never far away. The state is home to more than 100 different mammals, almost 500 species of bird and around 1500 plants. Spy giant 3m-tall kodiak bears fishing in salmon-filled rivers and packs of wolves roaming wild tundra, and watch whales breaching and golden eagles riding thermals over colonies of sunbathing sea lions.
Explore Alaska’s pristine coastline on an eco cruise and take a floatplane or helicopter flight-seeing trip into the Misty Fjords National Monument or over the 6km-long Columbia Glacier – the fastest moving glacier in the world.
Hike the famous Chilkoot Pass Trail across the Harding Ice Field or the Mendenhall Glacier. Paddle the lakes of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, white-water raft Class IV rapids down the Talkeetna River, fish for halibut and salmon in the Inside Passage and learn the art of ‘mushing’ in Alaska’s favourite sport, dog sledding.
Best time to visit
The best time to honeymoon in Alaska is between June and early September. During summer (June to August) the average temperature is 20˚C, with a high of 26˚C.