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

Wildlife Viewing Safety

A moose feeds in a lake at Mile 124 of the Denali Highway

The first thing to remember is that the "wild" in wildlife isn't an arbitrary distinction. These animals are not tame and are not in a zoo. They roam free in...


Local artist displaying caribou skin masks in Anaktuvuk Pass

The Far North region of Alaska encompasses the communities of Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow. North of the Arctic Circle, these towns offer cultural attractions that are closely tied to the...

Winter Activities

A polar bear wanders the frozen Arctic landscape
– Mush dogs along the Iditarod Trail outside of Nome
– Watch fireworks explode over the Chuckchi Sea on New Year's Eve in Barrow
– See traditional Native Alaska games...

Outdoor Gear

rafting and fishing in Eagle

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...