Alaska Winter Adventure

8 Days | Embrace the wintery wilderness of Alaska

4.8 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Ready to chase the Northern Lights and explore virtually untouched natural wonders? This 8-day adventure through Alaska is perfect for travellers looking to connect with nature in one of the world’s most stunning winter wonderlands. Explore one of Alaska’s largest glaciers, the Matanuska Glacier, take part in a guided snowshoeing experience in the pristine Denali State Park and just when you’re ready to warm up, you can bliss out in Chena’s natural hot springs. With the opportunity to view the Northern Lights from strategically chosen viewing points, this is an adventure that you will never forget.

Trip overview

Map of Alaska Winter Adventure including United States Of America
Start
Anchorage , United States
Finish
Fairbanks, United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SASA
This trip generates 31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Enjoy guided Northern Lights viewing opportunities, at locations strategically chosen by your local leader near your accommodation. (Weather dependent)
  • Take part in a leader-led Snowshoe Hike in the stunning Denali State Park.
  • Stay at Sheep Mountain, which is virtually untouched by tourists, making it perfect for spotting the Northern Lights thanks to no light pollution.
  • Get up close and personal with the mesmerizing Matanuska Glacier on a guided tour.
  • Soak in Chena’s natural hot springs for some well-earned relaxation time.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a winter trip so you must have the appropriate footwear and clothing. If you don't want to take all your winter gear consider buying some in Anchorage.
  • During winter in Alaska many of the restaurants and stores close for the season, therefore our choices in restaurants will be limited.
  • Packed lunches will be simple, so if you think you will get hungry between meals, perhaps bring some of your own snacks along on day trips too.
  • Weather is unpredictable in Alaska, especially in the winter. Although the first snow typically occurs in October, there is sometimes very little snow until late November in some regions. Depending on weather, we may need to make itinerary changes to keep the group safe and well at all times. If this occurs, we will do our best to find comparable activities and experiences.

Itinerary

Map of Alaska Winter Adventure including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

Activities
  • Turnagain Arm - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Anchorage - Northern Lights Viewing
  • Palmer - Farm Visit
  • Matanuska - Glacier Tour
  • Denali National Park - Leader-led Snowshoe Walk
  • Fairbanks - Northern Lights Viewing
  • Fairbanks - Aurora Ice Museum (Entrance fee & Transport)
  • Fairbanks - Chena Hot Springs (Entrance fee & Transport)
Add on activities
  • Talkeetna - Winter Dog Sledding - USD240

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Important notes

1. A welcome meeting will be held at 9 am on Day 2 in Anchorage. There are no activities planned for the first day or final day so you may arrive and depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Temperatures at this time of year in Alaska can be well below freezing. Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled March 2023
Great one week expedition that shows off some of Alaska’s best aspects. Well worth the time and money to go.
Review submitted 17 Mar 2023

Daya · Traveled February 2023
This was a great trip with a lot packed into the week, and good optional activities with the dog sledding and Denali NP flight. Although it can get pretty cold, it well worth it to experience the magic of Alaska in winter!
Review submitted 04 Mar 2023

Steven · Traveled February 2023
Amazing trip! Alaska was my second solo tour with Intrepid and met a great group of people to spend the week with. Our tour guide Joe was excellent as he worked through the itinerary for the week. Walking on the glacier and the sled dogs were definitely highlights of the week. We also got a great viewing of the Northern Lights thanks to our leader. Highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 03 Mar 2023

Susan · Traveled February 2022
We had an amazing trip to Alaska which far exceeded our expectations. The scenery was breath taking, our guide was outstanding. We travelled in a very comfortable vehicle, although there was a lot of driving there were plenty of rest periods. The activities that were included were excellent, we would recommend Intrepid to other travelers.
Review submitted 18 Feb 2022

Catherine · Traveled November 2021
Alaska's beautiful and it's awesome seeing it when it's all quiet and snow-covered. Itinerary hit up a bunch of good spots -- glacier walk was a definite highlight. Had a great guide and an equally great group of fellow travelers that made this a super fun experience. Bundle up and get out there.
Review submitted 18 Dec 2021
Alaska Winter Adventure
From
EUR 4.935 €