At 20,320ft Mount McKinley gazes down on glaciated landscape and diverse wildlife.
Brown bears, pristine waterways and the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.
A region of pristine waters, snow-capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands.
Fantastic marine wildlife and diverse land and seascapes.
A collection of 16,000ft peaks and spectacular wilderness.
Immense icefields and lush valleys in the Yukon.
Famous for its brown bears and its emerald coloured foliage in summer.
Crystal green waters of the fjords shelter numerous species of wildlife.
The most highly populated city in Alaska with a great selection of attractions.
The heart of Yukon’s Gold Rush in 1896 with an authentic gambling hall.
Two degrees above the Arctic Circle with wildlife, arts and culture.
There is nowhere like this part of the world. Amazing cultures combine with spectacular wildlife and natures very own firework display, the Northern Lights, as a visual delight. Explore the drama that is Alaska’s scenery from its beautiful glaciers and snow capped mountains to friendly communities. Bears roam and whales cruise the pristine waters with an occasional display of agility that belies their immense size. Imagine the excitement of the Gold Rush and follow in the footsteps of early settlers and experience their thirst for adventure.
You don’t just visit Alaska – you explore it.
The Last Frontier teems with wildlife and is home to Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America at a staggering 20,320ft. Mount McKinley regally reigns over Denali National Park boasting 6 million acres of untamed wilderness and sightings of grizzlies, wolves, moose and the spectacle of a golden eagle taking to the skies.
Summer heralds the arrival of the midnight sun and up to 20-hours of daylight and winter plays host to the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights bathing the night skies with a supernatural glow.
The Far North is full of culture and only accessible by small aircraft. Rich in history from Eskimo art to the Gold Rush days, this is the most diverse of all Alaska’s regions. The gruelling Iditarod concludes at Nome in the Far North. Crowds gather to cheer on dog sledgers as they cross freezing terrain in March.
Kodiak Island is Alaska’s largest and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge covers two thirds of the island. Brown bears feast on the plentiful salmon run that lasts longer than usual here due to the relatively mild climate. Lake Clark National Park offers superb wildlife viewing and visitors from all over the world come to Katmai National Park to view the bears. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is surrounded by wilderness and six mountain ranges – the Chugach Mountains provide a striking backdrop to the highest populated city.
Nearby Wrangell St Elias National Park provides an insight into the mining history and research of the native flora and fauna.
Kennicott remains a ghost town with over 40 buildings paying homage to the copper mining boom town days. Seward is the gateway to Kenai National Park which is brimming with whales, waterfalls and brown bears. Glaciers, fjords and icefields decorate its 580,000 acres and puffins and sea lions flourish near the icy waters.
South East Alaska sees lush green forests and towering mountains with massive glaciers where schools of whales cruise the waters during summer months. The Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park are best explored by small cruise ships.
The remote and mysterious Yukon relives the era of the Gold Rush with its wooden buildings and historic sites. See a Can-Can show at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall where you can still play roulette and black jack.
Inuvik is located two degrees above the Arctic Circle, known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ and an excellent base to search for wildlife. Kluane National Park and Reserve contains over 2,000 glaciers and has the largest non polar icefield in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the surging Lowell Glacier and countless Dall sheep, caribou and solitary grizzly bears roaming alpine clearings. Paradise is not always found on sun drenched beaches but in surging glaciers, rugged mountain peaks and dense forests.
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Running from Butte to Fairbanks this route defines Alaska’s interior embracing glaciers, forests and the lonely habitats of fascinating wildlife.
From Delta Junction to the Canadian border this route parallels the trans-Alaska pipeline and showcases expansive areas of wildflowers and roaming herds of caribou.
Rugged peaks tower either side of the highway as you drive through lush green mountains.