1. Alaska: Go cruising for glaciers.
Cruises to Alaska supply most of the identical sights as different cold-weather northern excursions—icebergs, whales, snow-capped peaks—however with barely extra forgiving temperatures (highs can attain the 60s on an excellent day). Common ports of name embrace Skagway, Ketchikan, and Juneau. Select one which travels by way of Glacier Bay Nationwide Park and you should definitely maintain an eye fixed out for Margerie Glacier. It’s the preferred in Glacier Bay, and one of many hardest: Whereas different glaciers within the park are beginning to recede, Margerie stays unchecked by local weather change.