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

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...

Summer Activities

the Alaska Railroad travels through Denali National Park

– Hike in Chugach State Park, a parcel of land that runs along Anchorage's eastern border
– Fish for all five species of salmon on the Kenai Peninsula
–...

Getting to Alaska by Ferry

Alaska Marine Highway

The Alaska Marine Highway is Relaxed, Flexible

The state-owned ferry system is called a "Marine Highway" because it provides vital year-round transportation service for many Alaskan communities, and it sails...

Getting Around Alaska by Train

Hurricane Turn Train on the Alaska Railroad

Rail: Cover Distances in Comfort

The Alaska Railroad gracefully winds through indescribably beautiful landscapes - and since you're not driving, you can really enjoy the views. The rail corridor runs...