Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. The Great Land consists of five distinct regions: Inside Passage, Southcentral, Interior, Arctic, and Southwest. Click through for information on what makes each region unique, regional weather, sub-regions, and Alaska maps.
The Arctic is one of Alaska’s most remote and diverse regions, filled with cultural opportunities, unique wildlife, and a landscape ranging from the Arctic coastline to broad stretches of tundra.
Shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage stretches 500 miles along the Pacific Ocean and boasts wildlife-filled fjords, tidewater glaciers, and lush island scenery.
In Alaska’s heartland, you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Denali, and wide expanses of tundra. The forests are teeming with wildlife ranging from the formidable grizzly bear to large herds of caribou to the state bird - the willow ptarmigan.
Traditional lands of the Athabascan people, Southcentral Alaska is home to more than half the state's total population and Anchorage, the state's largest city.
For those with a sense of adventure and a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears gather in large numbers to feed on salmon and more than 240 bird species inhabit the area’s wetlands and coastline.
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The City of Unalaska provides a place that's a little quieter, a little less hurried and a lot less like the rest of the world.
Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives...
The mineral-rich waters of Prince William Sound are fed by a 1,000 year-long conveyor belt. Near the small coastal fishing town of Cordova Alaska...
Flightsee around Denali, North America's tallest peak, and land at base camp. Walk on Alaska's largest road accessible glacier. Mush a team of...
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Find free advice from friendly Alaskans at the Anchorage Visitor Information Center. Local experts share information on the best activities...
History, beauty and adventure meet in Alaska's first incorporated city. Nestled at the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, North Americas...
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, extraordinary wildlife viewing, exciting outdoor adventure, fantastic fishing, awesome...
The Gateway to Glacier Bay, Gustavus offers a microcosm of all the natural beauty of Alaska. Gustavus is not too big -- no industry interfering...
Home to spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing, world-class sport fishing and other outdoor pursuits, Cooper Landing is where visitors from around...
Discover Denali provides information for tourism and recreation in the areas surrounding Denali National Park. Let us help plan your trip...
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