Ever since Sarah Palin put Alaska in the spotlight, and several TV shows like Ice Road Truckers showed people a glimpse into life in the Arctic, more and more people have added “a trip to Alaska” to their bucket list.
The Alaskan wilderness is vast, with lots of things to see and do, such as rafting, ice fishing, and dog mushing.
While you could explore Alaska on your own, it makes a lot of sense to have a professional tour guide from outfits like 1st Alaska Outdoor School.
Tour guides know the land, the animals, and the dangers of Alaska. They can answer questions like, “What’s that?” and “Is it safe to walk on the ice here?” Guides have experience navigating the roads and rivers of Alaska—they know the Dalton Highway and the Yukon River well. If you don’t want to get lost in Alaska, it helps to travel with a guide who knows how to get you back to your lodging after a day of sightseeing. Furthermore, guides can share their personal stories and experiences about life in Alaska, giving tourists a better glimpse into what it’s like to live in such a unique place.
Your visit to Alaska should be one of the best experiences of your life, full of unforgettable moments. Hiring a professional tour guide takes away the stress and anxiety of being on your own in a foreign place. Armed with knowledge of the area’s history, terrain, weather conditions, and culture/traditions, 1st Alaska Outdoor School tour guides can act as your ambassadors to Fairbanks and the many attractions in the USA’s northernmost state.