As a romantic honeymoon destination, Alaska delivers adventure, awe-inspiring landscape, and accommodations ranging from glamping in yurts, to rustic lodges and high-end resorts. Your honeymoon is the time to get away from it all and simply enjoy being with your spouse. Immerse yourself in Alaska, one of the few places where words don’t adequately describe what you see and feel. Oh yeah - isn’t that what love is?
When Should You Honeymoon?
You probably plan your honeymoon around your wedding date, and not the other way around. However, timing is something to consider if you’re thinking of an Alaska honeymoon.
Alaska has two main travel seasons, both attractive to honeymooners. Summer (May – September) is the peak season, when visitors take advantage of hours and hours of daylight, greater accessibility for hiking and visiting national parks, cruising near glaciers, cozying up in a private wilderness chalet, and seeing wildlife. Winter (mid-November – March) has its definite benefits, though. Imagine snuggling in a clear-roofed igloo with the northern lights dancing outside your window! Or how about an invigorating day on the slopes at Alyeska ski resort in the charming alpine community of Girdwood?
Planning the Perfect Alaskan Honeymoon
Planners may love the challenge of putting together an adventurous trip on a budget, but there are also local itinerary specialists who can help you maximize the days you have and get just what you want out of your honeymoon. Feel free to ask us for a recommendation! Want to sit back and relax with an all-inclusive package? Try secluded wilderness lodges you can only get to by air or water taxi, where you can sea kayak, fish, go bear viewing, and relax in a sauna or hot tub. Or go for full adventure with overnight backcountry hiking excursions, zip lining, walking on a glacier, or even driving a sled dog team. These are all super fun experiences you’ll look back on together – and might even inspire you to start planning early for your 5th, 15th or 50th anniversary trip back to the far north.
How Much Does it Cost?
Clearly there are many ways to spend your time in Alaska, but what will it cost? That varies depending on the activities you take in and the type of lodging you select. The typical 7-day Alaska vacation with popular excursions runs about $3,000 per person, not including your travel to the state. Check out our Alaska trip cost calculator here.
Getting here is pretty easy, with direct flights from places like Chicago (6 hours), Dallas (under 7 hours), Las Vegas (5.5 hours), Minneapolis (under 6 hours), San Francisco (under 5 hours) and Seattle (3.2 hours).
- Work with a local itinerary expert at no extra cost to get a solidified quote based on the exact destinations, lodging, transportation and excursions on your dream list.
- Think seriously about a minimum of 10 days to 2 weeks in state. This allows for flexibility in scheduling and time to see more of the state – which is bigger than you might imagine!
- Finally, don’t let cost or distance be your deciding factor! Alaska is a one-of-a-kind honeymoon spot with incredible opportunities for exploring a pristine wilderness, seeing wildlife and treasuring alone time with your new spouse. If this sounds enticing, there are ways to make it fit into your schedule and your budget.