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

Bear Viewing

A black bear catches a salmon dinner

The following information is summarized from the bear viewing resources located on the Alaska Public Lands Information Center website at www.alaskacenters.gov/bears.cfm.

Polar bears, found in the Arctic regions...

Winter Activities

Alaska is home to incredible cross-country skiing

– Heliski in the mountains surrounding Valdez
– Downhill ski and snowboard at Alyeska Ski Resort, Alpenglow or Hilltop Ski Area near Anchorage
– Play snowshoe softball or go...

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...

Getting Around Alaska by Ferry

a ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway in Prince William Sound

Alaska Marine Highway System: Easygoing, Oceangoing

Sail point-to-point on the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and trace hundreds of miles of breathtaking coastline. The entire AMHS network is a National...