Alaska the 'Last Frontier' is the ultimate destination for travellers who want to experience nature at its very best! With over 20 hours of daylight during the height of summer and more wildlife than you can wave a stick at, Alaska really is a travellers paradise. Everywhere you go you will experience stunning backdrops and an abundance of wildlife, and after much deliberation we have chosen five of the most breath-taking locations in Alaska.
"To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world" -John Muir
1. Cook Inlet
Named after the ultimate explorer himself; Captain Cook, this beautiful stretch of water is easily reached from Anchorage. The views here will blow you away, but with whales frequenting the area the wildlife alone makes this a hot location for any visit to Alaska. For the ultimate view of the Cook Inlet, take to the skies on a float plane trip.
2. Prince William Sound
Located within Kenai Fjords National Park, the Prince William Sound is one place that will stay with you forever. Crossing the Prince William Sound from Valdez is a very different way to take in the stunning scenery of Alaska. With porpoise leading the way, relax on the top deck as you glide past glaciers and snow-capped mountains and admire the incredible views on an eight hour ferry ride.
3. Kluane Lake
This National Park offers the chance to get completely off the beaten track and with an area of 21,980 square kilometres, the scenery is as varied as it is breath-taking. So what are you rewarded with by visiting here? Try towering mountains, immense ice fields and lush valleys with endless wildlife.
4. Resurrection Bay
Mountains, fjords, glaciers and about as much mammal spotting as you can take, a cruise around Resurrection Bay serves up a magnificent portion of what Alaska is famous for. The highlight of this trip is often hearing the massive ice chunks crashing into the water, seeing two whales full breaching and a ‘smack’ of jellyfish.
5. Root Glacier
As far as Alaska day hikes go, Root Glacier is hard to beat. With crampons fitted, the glacial ice-sheet becomes a magnificent playground of white ice and deep blue pools. Explore the ice caves, climb the ice walls with pick axes and stare down into the endless moulins (crevasse).