Alaskan Winter Activities

Alaskan Winter Activities
Many people think Alaska sits in the dark during the winter. However, you can "bask in six to 13 hours of daylight" in the winter months, according to The winter season is a delightful time for outdoor enthusiasts to visit. Whether you are visiting Alaska to dog sled, ice fish or ski, you have a variety of outdoor activities to fill your day.

Ice Fishing

The prime time for ice fishing in Alaska is winter. Alaska has more than 80 lakes with rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, Arctic char and salmon. All you need is layered clothing, tackle and bait to prepare for your fishing excursion. You can ice fish in the Deshka River in Lake Country or Little Susitna River. Call Alaska Salmon Fishing at (888) 283-4002 or Alaskan Fishing Adventures at (800) 548-3474 to find out the ice fishing packages.

Go Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling along the numerous trails in Alaska will give you an up-close view of beaver ponds, frozen waterfalls and ice caves. While you travel the snow-covered trails of Alaska, you can possibly get a glimpse of wildlife, such as wolves, eagles and moose.

Dog Mushing

Alaska is known for it dog sledding. You can explore the Alaskan land while riding a dog sled and feeling the power of these committed animals. Let your guides take you to see Eskimo trails, circling rivers, ice caves and frozen waterfalls. If you want to run your own team of dogs, you have the opportunity (see Resources).


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