Each spring, dozens of teams of dogs embark on one of the toughest races on Earth. Facing a 1,100-mile race across frozen tundra, Iditarod sled dogs team must possess rugged qualities such as speed, endurance – as well as a special kind of spirit – to finish The Last Great Race.
Posted on 02 March, 2015
Posted on 20 February, 2015
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed new television shows about Alaska seem to keep sprouting up like wild fireweed, with no end in sight.
Posted on 09 February, 2015
Few sites on the planet can rival the wonder of glacier-fed ice caves, and there are plenty to be found in Alaska’s wide open spaces. Visits to popular glaciers can sometimes include tours of these beautiful ice caves. And while you’re planning your excursions, browse through these Alaska tours to make your adventure complete.
Posted on 20 January, 2015
We’ve put together this handy list of one activity idea per each letter of the alphabet. Of course, there are more than 26 incredible things to do in the North, but this checklist should get you moving in the right direction!
Posted on 08 January, 2015
Just because you’re in Anchorage doesn’t mean you’re anchored down. The stunning scenery of Alaska beckons you to take a day trip – by car or by train—to a nearby dream destination. Here are our top picks for soaking up the only-in-Alaska sights, all within a day’s drive or ride from Anchorage.
Posted on 06 January, 2015
It’s been a fantastic year of blogging here at Gray Line Alaska. From summer festivals and Alaska’s Olympic athletes to local flora and fauna, we took you all over the North and beyond in 2014.
Posted on 20 December, 2014
We like summer solstice as much as the next person, but we also think winter solstice should get more credit. Thought there is a different kind of vibe to the shortest day of the year, it brings with it just as many reasons to celebrate.
Posted on 17 December, 2014
Winter in Alaska offers a vast range of options to frolic in the snow, from ice fishing to dogsledding and everything in between. One of our perennial winter favorites—and a Native Alaska tradition dating back thousands of years—is snowshoeing
Posted on 15 December, 2014
With Hanukah, Christmas and a new year not far away, most winter travel plans have already been made. But it's not too late to add some holiday fun to your plans! If you happen to be in Alaska or Yukon, we have some good news, there is no better place to be this holiday season.
Posted on 20 November, 2014
In Alaska, dog sledding was once a necessity for survival, essential for transportation of supplies and mail to rural communities in the 1960s. Today, dog mushing and sled dog races have evolved into Alaska’s premier winter sport and a fantastic adventure for anyone eager to give it a go.