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Inspiring Photos of Alaska

Your travel guide to southern Alaska’s best wellness and adventure lodges

The stunning beauty of Alaska’s wildlife and scenery are captured in these awe-inspiring photos. Enjoy these scenic photos for a few moments of peace. 

Guideposts Senior Digital Editor Brooke Obie traveled to Alaska courtesy of the State of Alaska Tourism Office and these are her favorite memories from the trip.

Aerial view of Alaska

1 of 21/ An aerial view of the lake by Winterlake Lodge

Winterlake Lodge is located just outside of Anchorage, Alaska

Rust's Flying Service fleet

2 of 21/ Rust's Flying Service

To get to Winterlake Lodge, you must travel by floatplane in the summer or skiplane in the winter. I used Rust’s Flying Service to get to the remote lodge.

Alaska winterlake lodge aerival view

3 of 21/ Winterlake Lodge

This shot of Winterlake Lodge was taken at 10:00 p.m.! During Alaskan summers, the sun rarely sets.

Winterlake Lodge Cabin, outside of Anchorage, Alaska

4 of 21/ The Iditarod Cabin

I stayed in the Iditarod Cabin at Winterlake Lodge. Whether the sun over the lake inspires you to get out and kayak or hike in the wilderness along a part of the Iditarod Dog Sled Trail or stay indoors and write that Great American Novel, Winterlake Lodge is the perfect atmosphere to reconnect to your spiritual and creative side.

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Inside Winterlake Lodge in Alaska

5 of 21/ Main Lodge, Winterlake

In the main lodge at Winterlake, you’ll have fine meals, cooking classes, exercise classes and spa treatments.

Alpine Air helicopter in Alaska near Winterlake Lodge

6 of 21/ A Helicopter Chariot

I toured the Alaskan wild near Winterlake Lodge by Alpine Air helicopter.

Senior Digital Editor Brooke Obie stands atop a plateau in the Tordrillo Mountain Range near Winterlake Lodge in Alaska

7 of 21/ On Top of the World

On my helicopter tour with Alpine Air, I landed on top of a mountain and got some clarity from God in the stillness.

Aerial view of Winterlake

8 of 21/ Winterlake Lodge

An aerial view of Winterlake Lodge

Moose in Alaska

9 of 21/ Moose on a Mission

I captured this photo of a moose protecting his territory while traveling by helicopter from the Winterlake Lodge

Canoeing on Winterlake at Winterlake Lodge in Alaska

10 of 21/ Canoeing at Winterlake Lodge

Kayaking, canoeing, hiking and more activities await you at the remote Winterlake Lodge

Seward Harbor in Alaska

11 of 21/ Seward Harbor

To get to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, you’ll have to take a breathtaking wildlife cruise from a harbor in Seward, where you’ll see whales, dolphins, seals, birds and porpoises, depending on the season.

Cliffs, snow-covered mountains and the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Alaska

12 of 21/ Wildlife Cruise

The views of Alaskan mountain ranges and cliffs from the wildlife cruise 

Black bear climbing a rocky cliff at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge in Alaska

13 of 21/ Black Bear

A baby black bear climbs the cliffs outside the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

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Pederson Glacier

14 of 21/ Pedersen Glacier

At the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, you’ll have a perfect view of the Pedersen Glacier and can even take a hike through the wilderness to get up close to it.

Pedersen Glacier at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

15 of 21/ Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge View

From my private cabin at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, I could see the Pedersen Glacier in all of its glory.

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Kayaking at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

16 of 21/ Kayaking at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

One of the many adventures you can take at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is sea kayaking. With the large groups that visit the lodge, you’ll never have to row alone.

Brown bear drinking at a lake in Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

17 of 21/ Brown Bear

A brown bear hangs out by a lake at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage Glacier, Alaska

The Saltry, outside Homer, Alaska

18 of 21/ The Saltry

To get to Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, the Danny J ferry will drop you off right in front of The Saltry, an award-winning restaurant with outdoor dining in front of a large fire pit, heat lamps and a starfish well.

View of Halibut Cove outside Homer, Alaska

19 of 21/ Stillpoint Lodge at Halibut Cove

Stillpoint Lodge is nestled away in Halibut Cove outside of Homer, Alaska.

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Mom and baby brown bear in Alaska

20 of 21/ Mama Bear and Baby Bear

A mama and baby brown bear at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center hang out by the lake.

Mountain and ocean in Alaska

21 of 21/ Beautiful Mountains

Though it’s a bit warmer than up north, southern Alaska is still plenty ripe with beautiful snow-capped mountains, even in June!

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