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Sportfishing

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Far North rivers and streams serve up salmon, trout, Dolly Varden, northern pike and grayling.

Refer to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for fishing runs and license...

Sportfishing

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Interior rivers and lakes serve up salmon, trout, Dolly Varden, northern pike and grayling.

Refer to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for fishing runs and license information at...

Sportfishing

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All major types of salmon can be caught throughout Southwest Alaska. Also available to anglers is pacific halibut and a variety of rockfish. Rainbow, Dolly Varden and Steelhead trout are...

Shipping Seafood

Learn More Inquire with the place you'll be staying in Alaska. Most places that have sportfishing available for visitors…

Sportfishing

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The coastal waters of the Inside Passage contain all the members of the Pacific salmon family as well as delectable halibut. Freshwater enthusiasts can reel in any kind of salmon...

Summer Activities

Learn More – Visit Creamer's Field in Fairbanks for spectacular bird watching opportunities
– Bone up on Alaska's natural history at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks
– Tour Alaska's largest...

Summer Activities

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– Visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, home to the world's largest concentration of bald eagles
– Ride the tram to the top of Mt. Roberts in...

Summer Activities

Learn More – Eat your fill of famous Alaska King Crab at Kodiak's Crab Festival
– Observe brown bears in their natural habitat at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park
– See...

Sportfishing

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Southcentral's coastal communities cater to the saltwater fishing enthusiast with all kinds of salmon and the famous Alaska halibut. Freshwater anglers can catch the salmon as they head up the...

Summer Activities

Learn More – Visit the Gates of the Arctic National Park
– Dip your toes into the Arctic Ocean on the coast of Utqiagvik (Barrow)
– Watch herds of caribou migrate north...

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– Hike in Chugach State Park, a parcel of land that runs along Anchorage's eastern border
– Fish for all five species of salmon on the Kenai Peninsula
–...

Scenic Byways

Learn More Driving in the Last Frontier is unlike driving anyplace else in the country. Spectacular views, majestic lakes and...

Public Transportation

Learn More Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan operate public transportation systems.

Outdoor Gear

Learn More The specialized gear you will need to bring will be minimal. As a general rule, you need...

Wildlife

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Thousands of caribou migrate through the Brooks Range area each year. They travel through millions of acres of wilderness park lands in the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National...

Wild Berry Safety

Learn More Until you can identify them yourself or you are with a botanical expert, you probably shouldn't eat...

Winter Activities

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Here are some great things to do in Southcentral Alaska in the winter.

  • Heliski in the mountains surrounding Valdez
  • Downhill ski...

Winter Activities

Learn More Winter is a time when Alaska sparkles and shines, when much of the land is covered by a blanket of soft...

Winter Activities

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Here are some great things to do in Alaska's inside Passage in winter.  

  • Attend the Wearable Arts Show in Ketchikan, featuring wild and wearable creations...

Winter Activities

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Here are some great things to do in Southwest Alaska in the winter.

  • Tee off at the Pillar Mountain Golf Classic, an irreverent par-70, one-hole...

Wildlife Viewing Safety

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The first thing to remember is that the "wild" in wildlife isn't an arbitrary distinction. These animals are not tame and are not in a zoo. They roam free in...

Winter Activities

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Here are some great things to do in Alaska's Arctic in the winter.

  • Mush dogs along the Iditarod Trail outside of Nome
  • ...

Winter Activities

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Here are some great things to do in Alaska's Interior in the winter.

  • Soak in the hot springs at Chena
  • View...

Finding Totem Poles

Learn More Beginning in Ketchikan and extending north throughout many of the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage communities, totemic art...

Things To Remember

Learn More Alaska's largest towns and cities have major medical facilities, full banking services and other traveler...

Transportation

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By Air
The Inside Passage is served by jet via Alaska Airlines to the communities of Yakutat, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan. Alaska Airlines also provides seasonal jet service...

Transportation

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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,...

Vacation Length

Learn More If you have a week you have enough time for a thrilling, memorable Alaskan vacation. Almost any itinerary...

Alaska Trivia

Learn More How does Alaska have the world's busiest airport? What is Alaska's biggest snowfall? Here are your answers...

Daylight

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"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in the Inside...

Daylight

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"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in Southcentral Alaska....

Disabled Visitor Services

Learn More Alaska offers a broad range of year-round vacation experiences for persons with disabilities. For resources...

Daylight

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"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in Southwest Alaska....

Daylight

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Daylight varies depending on your location in the Arctic. For instance during summer months in Nome the sun rises at approximately 4:20 am and sets at 1:40 am though, given...

Currency

Learn More As part of the United States, American currency is the standard. Communities closer...

Daylight

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"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. Summers in the Interior can have up to 24 hours of daylight. Sometimes visitors can have a problem adjusting to...

Driving Regulations

Learn More Alaska and Canada will honor a valid driver's license from any state or country for 90 days after...

Fishing Licenses

Learn More Non-resident fishing licenses can be purchased just about anywhere from the corner grocery store...

Driving Tips

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If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have to go through Canada to get here. Therefore, it is a good idea to bring a passport if you have...

Driving Tips

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The vast majority of Southcentral Alaska is on the road system so traveling by car in this region is common. If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have...

Firearms

Learn More You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must...

Bear Safety

Learn More Read more on bear safety, etiquette and what to do if you have a close encounter with a bear.

Bear Viewing

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Southwest contains some of the best bear viewing areas in the state, including McNeal River State Game Sanctuary, Katmai National Park - Brooks Falls, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge -...

Alaska Facts

Learn More How big is Alaska? How many big mountains are there? Read on to learn more.

Alaska State Symbols

Learn More What is Alaska's state bird? How about the tallest peak? Read on to get the facts.

Alaska is Affordable

Learn More A common misconception is that a trip to Alaska is expensive. This idea is likely a holdover from the boom-days when...

Culture

Learn More Alaska's Southcentral region, encompassing Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, features some of the best the state has to offer for cultural travelers.

Anchorage is home to...

Culture

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Heading north from Southcentral Alaska is the Interior, a region rich with culture.

Fairbanks is the hub of Interior Alaska and home to the University of Alaska Museum of the...

Culture

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The Arctic region of Alaska encompasses the communities of Nome, Kotzebue and Utqiagvik (Barrow). North of the Arctic Circle, these towns offer cultural attractions that are closely tied to the...

Culture

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Alaska's expansive Southwest region is home to the communities of Bethel, King Salmon, Unalaska, Dillingham, Kodiak and the Pribilof Islands. The area is as diverse as it is big.

Unalaska,...

Choose Your Season

Learn More Anytime is a good time to visit Alaska. Read on for the details.

Culture

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Throughout the Inside Passage, cultural attractions abound.

Sitka is home to Sitka National Historic Park, which houses an impressive collection of totem poles. Visitors to the park can wander forested...

Crossing the Border

Learn More If you’re driving, you have to leave the U.S. and travel through Canada to get here.

Made in Alaska

Learn More Wherever you go the Great Land, you'll find unique, authentic Alaskan products and crafts. These can include...

Inside Passage or Southeast

Learn More There's no difference. You can use these terms interchangeably. Southeast Alaska is also referred to as "The Panhandle" and the "Inland Passage."...

Igloos

Learn More 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...

Making Reservations

Learn More You will need to make as many pre-arrangements as possible for a trip to Alaska. Hotel and rental cars can...

Mosquitoes

Learn More Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are...

Iditarod Trail

Learn More Dog mushing is Alaska's official sport, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held every...

Hunting Information

Learn More Hunting in Alaska provides the full range of experiences from mountain goats and deer to caribou...

Recreational Marijuana

Learn More In Alaska, it's legal for adults 21 and older to possess and use recreational marijuana (from approved marijuana stores), but...

Time Zones in Alaska

Learn More Pop quiz. How many time zones does Alaska have?