Plan Your Trip

Whether by air, road or sea, a vacation to Alaska includes a scenic journey that is sure to be as memorable as the destination.  The methods to reach the Last Frontier are many, and each has its own unique set of benefits.

Once you arrive, you can travel within the state by plane, boat, train, car or motorcoach/bus.  No matter which mode you choose, traveling through Alaska offers a front row seat to experience inspiring scenery and exquisite wildlife.

Alaska Tips

Alaska State Symbols

Dog sledding is Alaska's state sport.

Tree: Sitka Spruce

Fish: King Salmon

Gem: Jade

Mineral: Gold

Sport: Dog Mushing

Bird: Willow Ptarmigan

Insect: Four-Spot...

Weather and Clothing

Mountains reflecting in Lake Clark

The temperatures in Southwest Alaska range from lows in January in the mid-20s (F) to highs in July in the low 60s.

Southwest Alaska has a cooler, more constant temperature....

Wild Berries Caution

Native children picking berries
Until you can identify them yourself or you are with a botanical expert, you probably shouldn't eat any of them. Alaska's trails systems are full of many different kinds of...

Mosquitoes

Bring insect repellant on hikes and camping trips!

Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are perhaps the most widespread and persistent of insects in Alaska, occurring...