Alaska is big. Alaska is bigger than Texas, California and Montana combined! So it is hard to talk about the best camping spots in Alaska as there are many of them. However most of Alaska has no infrastructure and to most places you only get by plane. I am talking about my favorite spots to camp in Alaska that can be reached by car or in our converted school bus. Some of them can only be reached on very bumpy dirt roads - something to think about when renting RVs or cars.
We love those remote places and if the road is too bumpy we just go slow - more time to enjoy the amazing scenery and even better: More time to spot animals! Here are my favorite spots to camp in Alaska:
Traveling in Canada with us next year? Please note that Canada has changed immigration rules. Most nationalities will need an electonic travel authorization starting 15th of March 2016 when traveling by air. If you travel by land or sea, you will not need an eTA when you enter Canada. However you will need a proper identification. US citizens are exempt from eTA.
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The Northern Lights are something which is on many people's bucketlist. Usually it means you have to plan for a winter holiday as this is your best bet to really see those magical lights dancing across the sky. But: You can be lucky: Lucky like us this summer up in Alaska. For three nights in a row we were able to see the aurora borealis on Alaska's night sky.
Camping in Alaska's largest National Park means there won't be too much disturbing light from cities or towns and with a aurora forecast between 4 and 5 (on a scale between 0 and 9) we thought it was worth a try setting up a Northern Lights Night Watch Schedule... (all photo credits to Keith M)
Most likely you have heard about Denali National Park in Alaska. It is home to the highest peak in North America, Mt McKinley, also called Denali. Although the park encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km²), it only has one road, which roughly covers 150 km. The rest is pure wilderness with hardly any serviced hiking trails. The moment you step into this wilderness, you’re truly into the wild.
Here are three tips for hiking and trailblazing Denali National Park and fully enjoy and embrace the wilderness of Alaska!
Seeing a bear on your bucket list? Then you should consider Alaska or Canada as your next travel destination!
Alaska offers fantastic chances to spot grizzly, brown and also black bears. "Travelling the roads less travelled in British Columbia and the Yukon in Canada we saw 16 black bears in two days", says Stuart from London. "This trip should be on everyone's bucket list!" Venturing into the wild in a converted school bus means you have more space and it is more like a “home” for everyone: Bigger windows, spacious seating, viewing platform on the roof, and tables to play cards or write your journals.
Sometimes you are lucky... and you see a coastal brown bear fishing for salmon without going on a flight to Katmai or Lake Clark. There is no guarantee, but sometimes we are lucky. We had a perfect day hiking around Valdez and decided to go back to the fish hatchery where the Salmon was running since a few days. It was the second evening in a row and we were about to give up as we had been waiting already for a few hours...
Time is always restricted when leading trips, but I would like to publish some of our early season pictures. We are very excited to have seen already so many bears, whales, sea otter and moose. Even the season is short, every months has a different appeal to it and the landscape is changing fast. Early season in Alaska also means: baby animals! For sure the highlight for the June Trip was the suckling moose calves.
On our trip from Las Vegas to Seattle we visited Crater Lake. May is still early in the season as most of the roads are still closed. But it gives you the amazing opportunity to enjoy warm weather combined with some stunning snow landscape around the lake. We were able to drive our overland vehicle past the visitor centre to two of the main viewpoints and have lunch on top of our truck!
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color and sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high. We had a great view on one of the two picturesque islands while enjoying the sun and a picknick on top of our overland vehicle Atka.
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