5 Best Northern Exposures
5 Best Northern Exposure Adventures
From shredding singletrack in Slovenia to hiking glaciers in Alaska, we've got the perfect ideas for heading north
Plan ahead for next summer with these five trips north of the equator. Whether you like to hike, bike, or see the city lights, we've got something for you. We always hand-pick boutique camps and lodges around the world so act quickly, as spots will go fast!
WINGS OVER ALASKA
ALASKA: Wrangell–St. Elias National Park
$7,900 | 5 DAYS
There's only one way to truly see the Last Frontier, and that's by bush plane. Puddle-jumpers and their intrepid pilots are absolutely crucial to this five-day adventure in Alaska. 100 miles from the nearest road, your base camp is the Ultima Thule Lodge. By day you'll be at the whim of Mother Nature—but that’s a good thing: you can rest assured your bush-pilot guides know best. Alaska demands improvisation and rewards with serendipity, and half the fun is in the journey. Your pick-up spot? A tiny settlement where you’ll watch a buzzing dot in the sky become a shiny red De Havilland Otter aiming for a strip of gravel—likely the last gravel landing you’ll see until your return.
GREAT CANADIAN SAFARI
CANADA: Tweedsmuir National Park & Great Bear Rainforest
$9,595 | 9 DAYS
We all dream of adventuring to a place with staggering mountains, hidden trailheads, and turquoise waterfalls. A place where grizzlies outnumber tourists and the cedar trees are ten times your age. This place is a lot closer to home than you might expect; it's British Columbia, and it's absolutely beautiful. Our nine-day itinerary takes you to remote locations where you won't get cell service even if you try. Starting from a plush base camp in Vancouver, you'll fly over tremendous mountain peaks to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge to encounter bears and the laid-back lifestyle of a place unspoiled by tourists. Then you'll sweep across ocean inlets to Nimmo Bay, landing belly-first in the water in a seaplane with as much character as the outpost itself. This is the ultimate adventure and the very best of British Columbia, and it's all yours.
CAMPS TO CASTLES
SCOTLAND: The Highlands and Beyond
$5,450 | 10 DAYS
Chock full of adventure, this 10-day trip uncovers a side of Europe you never knew existed. You'll stop by the iconic cities of Edinburgh and and Glencoe, hike up the side of a volcano, manuever around whirlpools on the coast, and mountain bike for miles along empty trails. You'll sea kayak the dramatic west coast looking for marine life, and spin out your legs cycling Bond-esque country roads. At the end of each day's adventure awaits an incredible lodge rich in history and architectural wonder, where you can unwind with a glass of local scotch next to a roaring fire in a castle built for a king.
IRELAND: Dublin & Killarney National Park
$3,495 | 8 DAYS
Ireland is one of those rare places where you find yourself just across the pond but feel a world away. This eight-day itinerary takes the best of what we love about this country and adds an adventure spin to create the most jam-packed week in Ireland you could imagine. Bring the whole family along or make it a romantic getaway as you journey between the bustling cities of Dublin and Cork and on to the mountains at Killarney National Park. Cycle famous roadways, ride horses along empty beaches, paddle across untouched glacial lakes, and summit one of the country's tallest mountains. We've made sure you'll earn that pub crawl and remember Ireland as one of your favorite destinations of all time.
SLOVENIA: Trails in Slovenia, Austria, and Italy
$4,995 | 8 DAYS
Slovenia is a mountain biking paradise that has yet to be discovered by the masses. You'll swoop down empty trails, snap vistas without a million other tourists, and sip coffee in remote shops where no one is working on their laptop. These eight days in Slovenia take full advantage of the country’s enviable position in southern Central Europe, bordering Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy, and embracing the majestic Julian Alps and shimmering Adriatic coast. Over the course of this week-long, cross-border mountain bike adventure, you'll ride from Slovenia into Italy and Austria, experiencing the subtle cultural differences in each of these neighbouring European countries while viewing unbelievable mountain and coastal vistas.
Outside GO is an adventure travel company with decades of experience. We'd love to help you plan your next trip. Rest assured it will be authentic, stylish, and built around your wildest dreams.
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