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

Things To Remember

walking the beach in Kachemak Bay State Park

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

The electric current is standard U.S. 110-115V, 60 AC.

Alaska observes all major...

Weather and Clothing

travelers relaxing in Nome

Summertime: comfort requires a windproof jacket with a warm shirt or sweater for the 40-degree days. Warm and windproof clothing is advised. Layers keep in the most warmth, while allowing...

Alaska is Affordable

Visitors on tour boat deck looking at Columbia Glacier

A common misconception is that a trip to Alaska is expensive. This idea is likely a holdover from the boom-days when the trans-Alaska pipeline was under construction. Back then everything...

Historic Mining Towns

Independence Mine State Historical Park

Alaska has always attracted fortune-seekers and frontiersmen, as it did a century ago when thousands of prospectors stampeded north to Alaska in search of their fortunes. These adventurous pioneers left...