Inside Passage Southcentral Southwest Interior Arctic

The Western Arctic is one of the most remote areas of the United States, yet home to the Inupiat people who have lived on the land for thousands of years. The Western Arctic is known for its wildlife, including thousands of caribou and millions of birds that breed and raise their young in the region’s vast wetland habitats. Landscapes range from coastal plains to high mountain ranges. Here you’ll find few roads, but you’ll have the opportunity to explore wild and scenic rivers, national parks, and wildlife refuges representing one of Alaska’s most diverse regions. The Western Arctic’s communities are accessible from Fairbanks or Anchorage via jet or small aircraft.

Western Arctic: Cities & Towns

Western Arctic: Parks