Tips to help you plan your trip to Alaska

Alaska Facts

Learn More How big is Alaska? How many big mountains are there? Read on to learn more.

Alaska is Affordable

Learn More A common misconception is that a trip to Alaska is expensive. This idea is likely a holdover from the boom-days when...

Alaska State Symbols

Learn More What is Alaska's state bird? How about the tallest peak? Read on to get the facts.

Alaska Trivia

Learn More How does Alaska have the world's busiest airport? What is Alaska's biggest snowfall? Here are your answers...

Bear Safety

Learn More Read more on bear safety, etiquette and what to do if you have a close encounter with a bear.

Choose Your Season

Learn More Anytime is a good time to visit Alaska. Read on for the details.

Crossing the Border

Learn More If you’re driving, you have to leave the U.S. and travel through Canada to get here.

Currency

Learn More As part of the United States, American currency is the standard. Communities closer...

Disabled Visitor Services

Learn More Alaska offers a broad range of year-round vacation experiences for persons with disabilities. For resources...

Driving Regulations

Learn More Alaska and Canada will honor a valid driver's license from any state or country for 90 days after...

Firearms

Learn More You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must...

Fishing Licenses

Learn More Non-resident fishing licenses can be purchased just about anywhere from the corner grocery store...

Hunting Information

Learn More Hunting in Alaska provides the full range of experiences from mountain goats and deer to caribou...

Iditarod Trail

Learn More Dog mushing is Alaska's official sport, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held every...

Made in Alaska

Learn More Wherever you go the Great Land, you'll find unique, authentic Alaskan products and crafts. These can include...

Making Reservations

Learn More You will need to make as many pre-arrangements as possible for a trip to Alaska. Hotel and rental cars can...

Mosquitoes

Learn More Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are...

Outdoor Gear

Learn More The specialized gear you will need to bring will be minimal. As a general rule, you need...

Public Transportation

Learn More Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan operate public transportation systems.

Recreational Marijuana

Learn More In Alaska, it's legal for adults 21 and older to possess and use recreational marijuana (from approved marijuana stores), but...

Scenic Byways

Learn More Driving in the Last Frontier is unlike driving anyplace else in the country. Spectacular views, majestic lakes and...

Shipping Seafood

Learn More Inquire with the place you'll be staying in Alaska. Most places that have sportfishing available for visitors…

Time Zones in Alaska

Learn More Pop quiz. How many time zones does Alaska have?

Finding Totem Poles

Learn More Beginning in Ketchikan and extending north throughout many of the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage communities, totemic art...

Vacation Length

Learn More If you have a week you have enough time for a thrilling, memorable Alaskan vacation. Almost any itinerary...

Wild Berry Safety

Learn More Until you can identify them yourself or you are with a botanical expert, you probably shouldn't eat...