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Far North

Un esquimal mira a través de un paisaje nevado

As Alaska’s visitors cross the Arctic Circle, legend has it that many pilots give the plane a slight “bump” letting passengers know they’ve crossed the legendary circle. Alaska’s Arctic is home to the Inupiat Eskimos, many who still live a subsistence lifestyle and still preserve their history verbally from generation to generation. The Far North is filled with a rich history and natural wonders, from the gold rush days of yore to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

The communities of Alaska’s Far North are accessible from Fairbanks or Anchorage via jet or small aircraft. This is one of Alaska’s most diverse regions, filled with cultural opportunities, wildlife and a landscape ranging from coastal plains to mountain ranges.

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We took a single engine plane trip from Copper River Lodge to The Kennicott Copper Mine and McCarthy.  It was a beautiful flight over the  Wrangle Mts.  Taking off from the grass field and landing on the gravel air strip at the mine was an experience that I will never forget. Being in the wilderness is just amazing!  We and another couple were the only ones on the tour and we got the VIP treatment.  Seeing the deserted mine and buildings was like walking into the past.

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