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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 enjoyed Alaska via a cruise ship (Whittier to Vancouver) and it was terrific! Best outing of the trip was our horseback excursion through Dyea, the ghost town just outside of Skagway. Fascinating gold rush history and spectacular scenery. We also really enjoyed our canoe trek on Lake Mendenhall to the face of the Mendenhall glacier. The only complaint: not enough time in any one place! As an added bonus, the Alaskan peopler were gracious, friendly and willing to share their stories of how they came to AK. We shall return!

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