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Alaska Tips

Wildlife Viewing

bears in the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska offers unparalleled opportunities to observe and photograph wildlife. The variety and impressive numbers of mammals, birds and marine wildlife in Alaska draw visitors from all over the world.

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History

Russian Orthodox church in Dutch Harbor

Russian whalers and fur traders established the first white settlement in Alaska in 1784 on Kodiak Island and later named it Sitka.

Much of the Russian influence still remains in...

Transportation

pilot and floatplane at sunrise

By Air
Southwest Alaska is accessed via major air carriers Alaska Airlines and Era Aviation. Numerous charter air operators also provide service including Branch River Air Service, Egli Air Haul,...

Igloos

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
The translation of igloo is home, so Alaskans do live in igloos. However, Eskimo hunters created the icedome igloo most people think of when they hear the term, as temporary...