Alaska is an adventure paradise! Get a surge of summertime adrenaline in Anchorage. Hiking, soaring over Alaska or even hanging ten on a massive tidal change is possible only under the midnight sun!
DAY 1 ADRENALINE FACTOR
Explore a glacier! Ride the Alyeska Resort aerial tram up the mountainside and hike to the edge of Alyeska Glacier in Girdwood. Gear up and get your first footsteps onto the ice. The trip includes interpretive glaciology discussions and gear, as well as beautiful views of Turnagain Arm and town below.
The area is often called Glacier City, so visit another! Flightseeing tours take off from Girdwood for views of Colony, Whiteout and Lake George glaciers, just to name a few. Touch down and see just how big an Alaska glacier can be before winging your way back to the helipad. Keep a sharp eye for wildlife on the return; moose, Dall sheep and bears frequent the area.
Surfing in Alaska? Look out for adventure enthusiasts catching a wave on the bore tide in Turnagain Arm. This large wave might roll past in the other direction as you make your way back to your hotel. Trade tales of your exhilarating adventures over dinner at an Anchorage restaurant.