Official State of Alaska Vacation and Travel Information


Maps +
Places to Go

Extremo norte

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.

Regional Explorer

Sub Regions

Visitor Comments

I ran the Mayor's marathon on June 17, and was absolutely thrilled with the beauty of the course.  There was added excitement soon after the start as a cow moose came out of the woods, and ran along the edge fo the woods for some distance.  I suppose for those who live in Alaska, it's a frequent occurence to see a moose, but for someone from Michigan, it was quite a thrill.  I've never run a a marthon with a moose before. The run was very well organized, the expo was great and I highly recommend this marathon for an all round good time.

Free! Alaska Guide and Map Alaska Railroad

Vacation Guide

Official Alaska Vacation PlannerRequest your free official State of Alaska vacation planner.

Order a Copy

Alaska Gallery

Alaska Image GalleryView our photos of Alaska ranging from wildlife to relaxing life.

View Photos

Travel Specials

Denali ATV Adventures
Husky Homestead and ATV Adventure Combo Tour! Great Deal!

Alaska Travel Specials