The Best Way to See Alaska

The Best Way to See Alaska

Alaska Winter Travel Ideas

North of Denali National Park

 Summer has come and gone, fall is quickly leaving, but there are still plenty of fun things to do during your winter Alaska adventure.  We at ABC Motorhome would like to give you some insider tips on how to get the most out of the unique opportunities that winter travel provides.

When to Come

The timing of your trip to Alaska will depend on what activities you are most interested in.

    • Northern Lights Viewing – Many people want to time their trip for the best chance to see the spectacular northern lights.  September through late March will give you the best opportunities to experience this spectacular natural event.  Drive your motorhome north on the Parks Highway towards Fairbanks to get a clearer view away from city lights.

Alaska Aurora Borealis

  • Winter Festivals – Alaskans often like to get out and experience the winter weather during many festivals that take place during the season.  There is the Anchorage Fur Rondy, the Iditarod, and the Fairbanks Winter Carnival to name a few.

What to Do

There are still plenty of outdoor activity options for winter visitors in Alaska.  Some include:

  • Downhill skiing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snow mobile tours
  • Dog sled tours
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating

The Iron Dog Snow Mobile Race

During the winter there are fewer people and more solitude giving travelers a unique chance to experience the Alaskan wilderness.

Temperatures and Darkness

In southcentral Alaska (Anchorage and neighboring communities), winter temps average around 20 degrees, with below zero days occasionally.  Farther north, in the Fairbanks area, the weather is more extreme with temps dipping to negative 20 quite regularly.  Bring plenty of layers and appropriate outerwear and you will be fully equipped to enjoy every day.  Depending on what part of the state you are in, you can expect 6-12 hours of daylight.  The further north you go, the lower on that range you’ll be.

Winter Costs

While some locations are not open during the winter, some will offer fantastic deals for the hearty souls that try the joys of the season.  Some outdoor activities, like ice skating and cross country skiing are virtually free.

ABC Motorhome would like to be your connection to the winter wonderland that is Alaska.  Visit our reservations page to get the best deal for your ideal winter adventure.

ABC Motorhome Rentals

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