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

Sportfishing

fly fishing for salmon on the Solomon River

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...

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...

Alaska Facts

early morning view of Wonder Lake

Size
Alaska's 570,373 square miles is one-fifth the size of the continental U.S. and over twice the size of Texas.

Mountains
Of the nation's 20 highest peaks, 17 are...

Outdoor Gear

scenic camping in Alaska

The specialized gear you will need to bring will be minimal.

As a general rule, you need to dress in layers when you come to Alaska.

And don't forget your...