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Alaska – Not Only A Tourist Destination For Summer Vacations
Alaska is in many people’s mind a tourist destination only for summer vacations. And it is true that the artic and sub-artic summer in Alaska is really something to travel for. But already early springtime can be a nice experience, not to mention winter tours for the adventurous traveler.
Alaska is blessed with stunning landscapes: snow-clad mountains and beautiful lakes and coastlines. Alaska is a heaven for the adventurous traveler. You will have a lot of offers for outdoor life in Alaska: Kayaking in fjords and lakes, trekking the valleys and mountains, wildlife viewing is inevitable with happy sights of big brown bears, eagles, and the rich marine life with whales and seabirds.
Alaska has been called ‘The Last Frontier’, ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun’, ‘The Great Land’ - all names for good reasons. Alaska is really an exotic and wild land – and at the same time offering all needed facilities for the visitor, all year round.
The capital of Alaska, Anchorage, is a natural starting point for your Alaska experience. You will find some up to date information at anchorage.net about the area as a tourist destination.
Anchorage has a rater mild climate in the southern part of the country due to the maritime influence while many parts of Alaska have a continental climate with much bigger differences between winter and summer.
In Anchorage you will find first class hotels as well as lots of other more modest priced hotel accommodations. Or you might like the bed and breakfast offers. Leaving Anchorage you can find very charming resorts and cabins.
As a country with a rather tuff past Alaska is home to a number of interesting resorts revealing past conditions and history, like historic ins, cozy cabins, mountain chalets and lodges, not to mention fishing lodges. Of cause you will also find convenient located motels.
When trekking, biking or driving your car camping is easy on numerous designated campgrounds, and even public use cabins, yurts or just in the beautiful countryside. Remember to bring insect repellant, compass and a good map with you.
The fishing option in Alaska is a chapter of its own. In spectacular environments Alaska is an angler’s dream. The rivers, lakes and the oceans of Alaska are teeming with big runs of Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Arctic Char and huge examples of Halibut are cached of-shore.
It is easy to understand why anglers are traveling from far to catch the sport fishes of Alaska. Alaska holds the world record of King Salmon and is home to five species of Pacific Salmon. What more can you dream about, if you are a dedicated angler? And as mentioned fishing cabins, lodges and resorts are often convenient situated for fishing.
If you are on a tight time schedule fly-in service to unbelievable beautiful streams and lakes are available. Some are offering local guides to facilitate your fishing for Salmon, Char, Pike, Grayling, Whitefish and Sheefish.
As mentioned Alaska isn’t only for summer vacations. Even the middle of the winter is a fine time for visiting Alaska. For example are parts of Alaska excellent for skiing in the winter. A skiing resort might just offer seven hours of daylight for skiing in December but then facilities for night skiing is offered. Because of the northern location the skiing in April will boost a full 16 hors of daylight for skiing.
All in all Alaska is a superb tourist destination that will not disappoint you for your summer vacation as well as for adventurous travels with focus on winter activities or wildlife watching through the year.
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