The Alaskan wilderness: America's final frontier


With awe-inspiring scenic beauty, enormous ice-age glaciers and abundant wildlife, Alaska is like nowhere else on earth. You'll find a wide variety of activities in Alaska, everything from the mild to the wild. Whatever you do, traveling in Alaska is just plain fun!

Watch the Wildlife

If you want to see wildlife, Alaska is the place to visit. Bald eagles gather by the hundreds, moose cause traffic jams and millions of salmon spawn in its rivers. Take a guided tour through a national park or wildlife refuge to see moose and caribou or a boat tour to see otters, whales and porpoises. No matter where you go, you'll find an amazing variety of watchable wildlife.

 

Take a Breathtaking Drive

Driving in Alaska is an unforgettable experience. Spectacular views, pristine lakes and towering mountains are all part of the Alaska driving experience. Looking for adventure? Fly to Alaska and rent a car or RV. You'll find 3 routes that have been designated National "Scenic Byways;" the Glenn and Seward Highways, with road accessible glaciers, and the Alaska Marine Highway, a unique ferry route connecting 3,500 miles of coastal waterways.

 

Visit the Country's Largest National Park

Alaska is home to 17 national park areas, which is two-thirds of the land in the entire national park system. From mountain ranges and volcanoes to wild rivers and vast tundra, Alaska's parklands offer an array of recreation and sightseeing opportunities. Visit Wrangell-St. Elias, our country's largest national park, and see the best remaining example of a 20th century copper mining town.

 

Cruise to a Glacier

Come see the ancient, enormous rivers of ice that sculpted Alaska's mountains. You can get up close to glaciers on cruise tours and day cruises in many areas of Alaska including Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound. These trips offer a wonderful glimpse of coastal Alaska with its dramatic mountain scenery and tidewater glaciers.

 

Go Flightseeing

Flying is a way of life in Alaska and a trip to Alaska would not be complete without a flightseeing excursion. Get a bird’s eye view of this great land as you circle majestic Mt. McKinley, take a floatplane to a wilderness lodge or land on a glacier in a helicopter. 

 

Explore the Wilderness

In Alaska you can explore the wilderness by day and sleep in a warm bed at night. Guided trips and tours take you to a variety of remote - or not so remote — places where you can enjoy almost any outdoor interest. Stay at a backcountry lodge for fly-fishing and bear watching, or join an expedition to one of Alaska's remote parks forests or refuges.

 

Explore Alaska's Rich History and Unique Cultures

Native and cultural diversity abounds in Alaska. Each region contains its own unique peoples and customs. From traditional music and dance to beautiful Native art, there are many opportunities for Alaska visitors to experience Alaska's culture and history. 

Plan your trip to the largest state in America. Alaska: It’s beyond your dreams, yet within your reach.