Alaskan culture may not immediately appear different than the other 48 states, yet the state’s outdoorsy inhabitants engage in a range of activities which are unique to Alaska. Some of these activities can be experienced through the state’s annual events, such as the Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile Race from Anchorage to Nome and on to Fairbanks Other not-to-be missed cultural happenings include the BP World Ice Art Championships (Fairbanks) and the Sitka Whale Fest (Sitka).
Visits to native settlements can be made on Alaskan tours, while Anchorage’s Alaska Native Heritage Center encourages cross-cultural exchanges between visitors and native and American Indians. It is here where visitors will find the state’s most detailed exhibits on Alaskan cultural groups. Additionally, artworks by local people are widely sold in the state’s galleries and souvenir shops.
Cultural Tours in Alaska
Below are the most popular Culture Tours in Alaska
Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
Pair aurora borealis with spa treatments and you get a northern lights experience like no other. This night trip from Fairbanks takes you to Chena Hot Springs Resort for an exciting but relaxing array of activities. Discover eye-popping sculptures at the on-site Aurora Ice Museum, and then unwind in the resort’s legendary mineral water baths. When the conditions are right, a guide takes your small group to the best locations to watch for the ethereal northern lights, with warm beverages in hand.
Fairbanks Autumn/Winter City Tour
Discover the winter sightseeing gems of Fairbanks on this 5.5-hour city tour. If you can, snap a shot with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Claus home, learn about the engineering feat that is the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and and visit the Morris Thompson Cultural Museum. At the Museum of the North (Mon-Sat) and the Antique Auto Museum (Sundays only), experience the history, culture and craftsmanship of Fairbanks.
Winter – Anchorage All Around City Tour
Cover ground quickly in Anchorage with a history- and culture-focused sightseeing tour. Set out on a half-day excursion that includes several top landmarks including the Ulu Factory, Earthquake Park, and Lake Hood Harbor. Keep an eye out for wildlife like moose as you explore the outskirts of Anchorage. Complete the experience with a stop at the Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.
Questions about Cultural Tours in Alaska
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the best Culture in Alaska?
The best Culture in Alaska according to Viator travelers are:
What Culture in Alaska are taking additional safety precautions?
These Alaska experiences are providing additional COVID-19 safety measures:
What Culture in Alaska are good for avoiding crowds?
These hidden gems in Alaska may have limited interaction with crowds:
- Anchorage City Tour w/ Taste of Wild Smoked Salmon & Reindeer Sausage
- Ketchikan All In One
- Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience. Upgrade Summer Portage Glacier Cruise
- Denali Experience Flightseeing Tour from Talkeetna
- Alaska Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing – 60 mins – ANCHORAGE AREA