Alaska has so many beautiful places and different ways to experience our amazing landscapes, it’s hard to pick just one “must-see” location. Around every corner you’ll see something to make you say AWElaska! Imagine…

  • Standing among thousands of winging shorebirds as they pause along Southcentral Alaska’s tidelands during spring migration.
  • Looking up into the forest canopy of the Tongass National Forest, surrounded by giant trees hundreds of years old.
  • Watching a 66,000-pound humpback whale leaping out of the protected waters of a glacially carved fjord in Glacier Bay.
  • Experiencing the Arctic horizon, where wide open skies meet calm waters off Utqiagvik.
  • Seeing pink alpenglow touch the tips of snow-covered mountains, painted by the low angle of the setting sun.
  • Walking on the tundra’s vast, soft carpet of reds, whites, and greens.
  • Admiring the power of Alaska’s coastal brown bears as they race up and down rivers filled with silver, pink, and red spawning salmon.
  • Hearing the rolling thunder of ice calving off sapphire blue glaciers.
  • Looking at the greens and reds of the aurora borealis – the northern lights – dancing above your head.
  • Listening to the music of Alaska Native dancers, experiencing traditions thousands of years old.
  • Flying over high mountain passes, seeing Alaska’s immense scale.
  • Paddling a kayak along secluded coves.
  • Experiencing a place where you’ve always belonged.

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