Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. Use the interactive map below to help get the "lay of the land," including communities, roads, parks, cruise & ferry routes, train routes, air services, Alaska Native lands, and regions. The Great Land consists of five distinct regions: Inside Passage, Southcentral, Interior, Arctic, and Southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. and we have something for every type of traveler, from relaxing luxury getaways to family-friendly trips to rugged backcountry adventures.
Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. Explore five distinct regions and varied travel routes and modes of transportation as you plan your Alaska getaway.
Explore by Region
Alaska’s far north features the country’s only Arctic ecosystem; northern lights dance above the snowy tundra in winter, while birds and caribou graze during long summer days.
The Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska is home to breathtaking temperate rainforests, protected waterways, and glaciers reaching into deep coastal fjords.
The Interior Region is a quintessentially Alaska landscape, bounded by high mountain ranges (it’s home to Denali) and crisscrossed by glorious river vistas.
Southcentral Alaska is home to vividly diverse wilderness landscapes – from beaches to mountaintops to fjords – as well as half the state’s population.
Southwest Alaska’s islands, river deltas, and mountains teem with fish and wildlife.
How Big is Alaska?
At 663,300 square miles, Alaska is 1/5 the size of the Lower 48 states. Alaska is the largest state in the United States and larger than the next three largest states combined!
A Big. Beautiful. State of Mind
Escape to the natural beauty of Alaska. Check out the official
State of Alaska Vacation Guide.