Home to eight national parks and 20 of the highest mountains in the U.S.A., Alaska is arguably the most epic state. But when you visit Alaska, somehow epic just doesn’t seem to cut it. If you long to explore places with natural wonders that leave you feeling insignificant in their presence, then you should opt for luxury Alaska cruises.
For brown bears, grey wolves, whales, caribou and other magnificent creatures, this is their home and their territory but for us, it’s a giant untouched land that intimidates and excites at the same time. There’s no doubt wildlife lovers and adventure seekers will be in their element here. And that’s not all, imagine standing among this vast wilderness inside the Arctic Circle as the rays from the Midnight Sun beat down.
If nature and wildlife spotting is your thing, Alaska is the place for you. There’s no greater feeling than witnessing immense creatures in their natural habitat. And with Alaska being home to some of the most awe-inspiring animals in the world, you’ll be feeling pretty amazing.
The brown bear is one of the most iconic beasts in Alaska but there are so many more species to look out for, including humpback whales, lynx, wolves, moose, bald eagles and puffins. Alaska’s landscape is equally as diverse as the wildlife, with sprawling wilderness, volcanoes, frozen tundra, snow-covered mountains, fjords and glaciers.
If it’s culture you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in bucket loads. From colourful festivals to cultural and historical museums that teach you about the state’s rich past, the traditions are deep rooted in day-to-day life. While local shops display artisan crafts, annual festivals feature native dances, music and totem carving.