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

Outdoor Gear

Rafting a wild river

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...

Daylight

Couple kayaking in the Inside Passage

"Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in the Inside...

Temperatures

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic Average high/low (F) temperatures
Jan: 7/-19
Feb: -11/-23
Mar: -9/-21
Apr: 4/-9
May: 24/14
Jun: 38/29
Jul: 45/33
Aug: 42/33
Sep: 33/27
Oct: 18/9
Nov: 3/-7
Dec: -5/-17

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Wild Berries Caution

hiker picking blueberries near the Denali Highway
Until you can identify them yourself or you are with a botanical expert, you probably shouldn't eat any of them. Alaska's trails systems are full of many different kinds of...