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Explore Alaska

Explore Alaska

Where does your mind go when you think about a trip to Alaska? Perhaps you dream about our highest mountains or the Arctic tundra. The deep green of the old growth rainforest or the varying blues of our rushing rivers, tranquil lakes, deep oceans, and ancient glaciers. Alaska is all you imagine and more. It’s where you’ve always belonged.

Explore and get inspired by our vast landscapes, Alaska Native cultures, wildlife, and wild places. Create your ideal itinerary, find travel inspiration, and get tips from locals about where to go and what to see throughout the state.

Then come see for yourself what Alaska has to offer. 

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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

A Big. Beautiful. State of Mind

Escape the transformative natural beauty of Alaska. Get the inside scoop with our official State of Alaska Vacation Guide. 

Travel Inspiration

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