What to do in Southern Alaska
Collected by Samantha Juda, AFAR Staff
10 Mile, Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the foothills of the Takshanuk Mountains and near the Ferebee Glacier, Chilkoot Lake offers majestic views and instant access to wildlife. The fish in Chilkoot Lake are wild, not stocked, and the lake contains a variety of salmon...
Skagway, AK 99840, USA
In addition to a fun setting in an old teal-colored building full of esoteric knickknacks, the Stowaway offers the biggest culinary surprises in a port town bursting with souvenir shops and restaurants. The eclectic menu includes wasabi salmon,...
2999 Jackson Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
While most visitors to Juneau choose to hike around Mendenhall Lake, there is a wealth of options in the area for all levels of hikers. Douglas Island has some quiet trails that provide a respite for anyone who loves nature without the crowds. The...
13391 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Juneau is one of the best places in the world to go whale-watching. Most outfitters ferry visitors from Auke Bay down to Stephens Passage, a 105-mile stretch of island-studded water that is an important summer feeding ground for humpback whales....
6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Alaska holds a special place in my heart and mind. I had the opportunity to live there for 4 glorious months. This picture was my backyard. I'd recommend the East Glacier hike, TEMSCO Helicopter tour to the top, and white water rafting on the...
490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Easily accessible for all ages, this aerial tramway delivers you into the Sitka spruce forests of Mount Roberts, climbing to 550 meters in just a few minutes. From the top, you can take a leisurely trek through the subalpine fields and spy trees...
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, USA
What people most want when they see a glacier is to witness calving—the shearing off of ice in a dramatic crack. Such displays aren't predictable, however: A glacier calves ice only when it feels like it, and not one moment before. But when it...
Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the Takshanuk Mountains offer fresh alpine air and panoramic views of Chilkoot Lake and Lynn Canal—a 144-kilometer inlet that connects Skagway to Haines—and spectacular waterfalls. Instead of...