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

Historic Mining Towns

Independence Mine State Historical Park

Alaska has always attracted fortune-seekers and frontiersmen, as it did a century ago when thousands of prospectors stampeded north to Alaska in search of their fortunes. These adventurous pioneers left...

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...

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...

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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