As you can tell, my fiancé and I would like to plan a trip to Alaska after our wedding. There are quite a few things on our list already, including the Chena hot springs, having a flight onto an iceberg, seeing a kennel / dogsledding, seeing a few museums, an aquarium, maybe a zoo, traveling into the arctic circle, etc. And of course, we'd love to be fortunate enough to see the aurora borealis (this is pretty big on the list). Here's the question- late September 2014 or January 2015?
We are both in our 20s and currently reside in New York state... We both prefer cold over hot temperatures, but when it is -15 outside like yesterday, we question our resolve for an Alaskan January. But my fiancé loves the idea of experiencing it being so dark all of the time, and I would like some snow.... Out of the two of us, I am definitely more adventurous and I'd love to have a few more exciting activities planned, too. Any suggestions are welcome, and thanks in advance!
Edit: I forgot to mention that we would both love to take a train trip at some point, too, but this seems difficult to do in the off-season.Edited: 23 January 2014, 14:32