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.
We visited Alaska on a Globus Bus tour in mid July. It was a wonderful experience. We did and saw a lot of Alaska. I never thought I would get excited over the pipeline, but after seeing and learning about it I was amazed at the engineering and construction. We took a couple of boat trips that were fantastic. We got to see lots of wildlife and glaciers calving. In additon we took a helicopter trip to land on a glacier which was wonderful. Denali was one of the highlights of our trip. I am sorry we didn't take an optional trip to the Arctic Circle. I also would have opted for the additional cruise that was available at the end of our bus tour. We will definitely visit Alaska again and plan to spend more time than we did on our first visit.
Located on the southern side of the Seward Peninsula along the Bering Sea coast, Nome is an interesting place that combines Alaska’s gold rush history with rich Inupiat Eskimo...
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