Four Seasons Travel to Alaska

Plan Your First Alaska Trip:

For first-time travelers, a seven-day Alaskan cruise is a top choice. Cruises cover major attractions and provide onboard wildlife and environmental experts to enhance your experience. Despite Alaska’s unpredictable summer weather, you’ll enjoy comfort, great food, and relaxation, making it an excellent way to explore the state’s diverse offerings.

Deep Dive into Alaska:

For those seeking a deeper Alaskan experience beyond a cruise, consider these options:

  • Small Group Tours: 6-12 day packages provide exclusive access to lesser-known scenic and historic sites.
  • Motorhome Rentals: Travel at your own pace, meet locals, and create a personalized itinerary.

“Off the Beaten Path” Highlights by Season:

Spring Travel (April and May):

  • Scenic Train Ride: Journey from Anchorage to Seward on the Alaska Railroad, passing through the Kenai Peninsula and glacier country.
  • Alaska Sealife Center: Visit this marine mammal rescue and aquarium in Seward.
  • Photography Tours: Capture landscapes, wildlife, and wildflowers with expert guides.

Summer Travel (June through September):

  • Hiking: Explore Winner Creek Trail in Chugach State Park and the Harding Trail to view vast ice fields.
  • Biking: Ride through Johnson Pass and visit Hope, a Gold Rush town, for gold panning or whitewater rafting.
  • Festivals: Enjoy music, ethnic dancing, and street food at festivals like the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Celebration Festival in Juneau.
  • Flightseeing: Experience the Misty Fjords National Monument or visit a musher’s camp for dog sledding.

Fall Travel (October through November):

  • Fall Color Tours: Drive through Denali National Park and Hatcher Pass for vibrant foliage. Visit the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer.
  • Aurora Borealis Viewing: Watch the northern lights in Denali National Park or Fairbanks, possibly from Chena Hot Springs.
  • Hunting and Fishing: Explore numerous packages for sportsmen, from rustic campsites to deluxe accommodations with expert guides.

Winter Travel (December through March):

  • Winter Sports: Enjoy snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, ice skating, and fat tire biking.
  • Events: Watch dog sled races like the Iditarod and attend winter festivals like the World Ice Art Championship and Fur Rendezvous.
  • Aurora Winter Train: Travel between Anchorage and Fairbanks for stunning backcountry views and northern lights.
  • Anchorage Museum: Explore exhibitions of indigenous art, interactive installations, and historical artifacts.


Alaska offers unforgettable experiences year-round. Consult with your Travel Leaders professional to choose the best season for your visit based on your interests.

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