Celebrating your new life together in the grandeur and seclusion of Alaska could be an unforgettable experience! If you’re a couple looking for a fresh air and wilderness after your big day, this is it.
And while we focus on an Alaska honeymoon vacation, these ideas are helpful to any couple looking at a romantic getaway in Alaska. We've chosen activities and accommodation in or near Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, AK.
The Best Time to Visit Alaska - summer time. May to September brings mild to warm weather, and over 19 hours of daylight. But don't rule out a romantic winter vacation in Alaska - it's cold but there are great activities and spectacular sights, including the northern lights!
Here's proof that a honeymoon in Alaska doesn't have to mean "he fishes while she stays in the lodge!"
Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa - you won’t find a more luxurious Alaskan resort than Pearson's. This four-diamond romantic lodge is located in the rainforest surrounding Juneau, AK, and has romantic honeymoon suites with waterviews and whirlpool tubs. Added luxury touches include robes, spa bath amenities, and en-suite dining. (4541 Sawa Cir, Juneau AK 907-789-3771)
As Alaska’s most frequent cruise ship destination, Juneau offers a myriad of adventures and excursions including hiking, glacier cruising, helicopter & float plane flight seeing, dog sledding, whale watching, fishing, kayaking and zip lining. Find out more about Juneau honeymoon excursions & packages, weddings, trails and travel tips at www.alaskaadventuresjuneau.com.
Sadie Cove Secluded Alaska Wilderness Lodge - grab a pair of fishing rods, go kayaking, view all kinds of wildlife, or just relax in the sauna and plunge pool at this romantic Eco Lodge. In a secluded spot 10 miles by boat from Homer, AK, the lodge has all-inclusive rates for your honeymoon that include private wood cabin accommodation, water taxi transfers, and all meals. (Kachemak Bay State Park, Homer AK 907-299-3001)
Pearson's Pond Honeymoon in Alaska Packages - three different itineraries to choose from, and they can also put together a complete and intimate destination wedding on an Alaska glacier accessed only by helicopter!
Here’s a brief roundup of some of the most romantic spots to see during summer in Alaska:
Day trips from Anchorage - Denali National Park is one of the must-see Alaska sights, and is accessible from Anchorage by scenic flights.
Scenic Drive in Alaska - the Seward Highway south of Anchorage to Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most scenic road journeys in Alaska. You'll can pass through gold rush towns, view icebergs and glaciers, see moose, elk or even bears at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, or enjoy some whale watching at the Beluga Point Interpretive Site.
Fun Things for Couples to Do in Alaska - Newlyweds looking for an Alaska adventure vacation should not miss out on a romantic Alaska dogsled ride from Sled Dog Adventures in Fairbanks, AK.
Romantic Alaska Northern Lights Viewing - imagine cuddling up together under a dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis! One of the best times of the year to see the Northern Lights in Alaska is around February and March, so if you can plan a winter honeymoon in Alaska then, you'll probably see an amazing performance.
Romantic Places to Stay & See the Northern Lights:
Flights to Alaska: Anchorage (ANC) is the main gateway to Alaska. Alaska Airlines has some of the cheapest airfare deals to Alaska, with direct flights to Anchorage from Seattle and several other cities. Distance and travel time from Seattle to Alaska are reasonable (1420 miles, 3.5 hrs flight time).
American, United and Delta also fly to Alaska from several of their main hubs, although it's mostly seasonal for the summer vacation and cruise period. Air Canada has seasonal direct flights to Anchorage from Vancouver.