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The vast American state of Alaska is six times the size of Britain and is home to some of the USA's highest peaks, including Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska also boasts active volcanoes, lush rainforests, a remote Arctic frontier and an incredible 100,000 glaciers! Find out about the regions in Alaska and which of our Alaska holidays to consider in each.
The more populated South and Interior regions are home to the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, connected by road and also by the excellent Alaskan Railroad. Alaska's capital city of Juneau is accessible only by air or sea, set in a picturesque location on the edge of the Gastineau Channel in the renowned Inside Passage.
The rugged mountains of Denali National Park, the calving glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and the wildlife rich waters of Prince William Sound are all easily accessible from Anchorage, whilst Fairbanks is the gateway to the endless Arctic tundra of the Far North.
The Inside Passage
A long-time favourite cruise destination, the Inside Passage is famed for its marine wildlife and spectacular icy scenery – Glacier Bay National Park is a key attraction, whilst the coastal city of Sitka offers a fascinating glimpse into Alaska’s past, boasting a rare combination of totem poles standing in close proximity to a Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Over 51 million acres of Alaska are preserved as National Parks, making this one of the best destinations in North America for wildlife spotting. Grizzly and black bears, caribou, moose and dall sheep are all frequently spotted, whilst wolves can be heard howling through the night. Bald eagles fly overhead whilst taking to the water you may see orcas, humpback and grey whales, sea otters and fur seals.
Alaska's remote communities stretch out along the Aleutian Islands, lie scattered amongst the deep fjords of the Inside Passage and spread high into the Arctic Circle – many of these can only be reached by plane or by boat.
Culture and History
With a fascinating heritage combining the traditional culture of the Native Alaskans (Tlingit, Athabascans, Eskimos and Aleuts) with a strong Russian influence (Russia sold Alaska to the Americans in 1867), plus a wild frontier feel that belongs to its early gold rush days, Alaska is unlike anywhere else in North America.
|With Icelandair introducing a new route to Anchorage via Reykjavik from May 2013, there has never been a better time to travel to Alaska. Combine your visit with a stopover in Iceland or extend your North American adventure with a journey through Canada’s Yukon and British Columbia. more »|