By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Jun 28, 2013
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!"
Secluded Alaska Romantic Adventure - at Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge & Eco Resort , you can grab a pair of fishing rods, go kayaking, view all kinds of wildlife, or just relax in the sauna and plunge pool. 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.
More Romantic Hotels & B&B's in Alaska
You won’t find a more luxury Alaska resort than Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa. This four-diamond romantic Alaska 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.
It's worth also mentioning Pearson's Pond Honeymoon in Alaska Packages. They come with three different itineraries,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:
Aurora Borealis Lodge - the name says it all! Romantic lodge close to Fairbanks, yet in a secluded location away from the city lights. One of the best spots for viewing the spectacular Alaska Northern Lights.
Chena Hot Springs Resort - Northern Lights Alaska Winter Package in Fairbanks, AK that includes 2 nights accommodation, passes for soaking in an outdoor hot springs, dog sled ride, northern lights viewing tour, and more.
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). Northwest, Continental and United also fly to Alaska from their main hubs. Air Canada has seasonal direct flights to Anchorage from Vancouver.