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Alaska: AKA Where Adventure Awaits

In this awe-inspiring place also known as Alaska, memorable experiences are an everyday occurrence.

There’s no denying it: Alaska is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with endless opportunities for play year-round.

Explore the great outdoors, participating in thrilling activities like glacier trekking or rafting or more relaxed ventures such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and simply immersing yourself in breathtaking wide-open spaces. Take a train ride, day cruise, or flightseeing tour for chances to spot wildlife, from bears to whales. Experience Alaska Native culture through cultural tours or festivals. And if you visit in winter, there’s skiing, snowboarding, dog sled tours, and more—and don’t miss watching the northern lights dance across the night sky. No matter how you choose to get around, from road trips, planes, trains, motorcoaches, or cruise ships, you’ll discover that the journey is all part of the adventure.

Start your adventure by requesting a copy of the 2024 Official State of Alaska Vacation Planner and sign up for our enewsletter for a monthly look at things to do in every season.

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Adventure Green Alaska

Planning a trip to Alaska? Adventure Green Alaska is your guide to finding ecofriendly Alaska travel experiences.

Navigate Alaska

Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. Explore five distinct regions and varied travel routes and modes of transportation as you plan your Alaska getaway.

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    Arctic

    Alaska’s far north features the country’s only Arctic ecosystem; northern lights dance above the snowy tundra in winter, while birds and caribou graze during long summer days.

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    Inside Passage

    The Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska is home to breathtaking temperate rainforests, protected waterways, and glaciers reaching into deep coastal fjords.

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    Interior

    The Interior Region is a quintessentially Alaska landscape, bounded by high mountain ranges (it’s home to Denali) and crisscrossed by glorious river vistas.

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    Southcentral

    Southcentral Alaska is home to vividly diverse wilderness landscapes – from beaches to mountaintops to fjords – as well as half the state’s population.

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    Southwest

    Southwest Alaska’s islands, river deltas, and mountains teem with fish and wildlife.

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How Big is Alaska?

At 663,300 square miles, Alaska is 1/5 the size of the Lower 48 states. Alaska is the largest state in the United States and larger than the next three largest states combined!

How to Travel in Alaska

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Designed to Tell A Story: Cultural Patterns on Travel Alaska

Learn about the meanings behind the Alaska Native cultural patterns woven throughout the website.

Governor Mike Dunleavy Alaska's GovernorAs Governor, and as an Alaskan, I am thrilled that you are interested in exploring our state.

We Alaskans are so proud of our home. It is an extraordinarily beautiful place, with unforgettable scenery, magnificent wildlife, and wonderful people. Whether you are coming to see our glorious mountains, rivers and glaciers; to learn about our cultures and history; or just to taste the best seafood on the planet, we know you will make amazing life-long memories here.

We are sure that a trip to our state will live up to your wildest dreams and we look forward to welcoming you to Alaska.

Sincerely,

Governor Mike Dunleavy

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