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State of Alaska.

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Alaska, often referred to as “The Last Frontier,” is the largest and most sparsely populated state in the United States. This vast land of untamed wilderness and stunning natural beauty beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts from around the world.

Alaska is immense, stretching across what used to be five different time zones. It’s so vast that you’re unlikely to even begin to scratch the surface of its incredible offerings in terms of its diverse landscapes, wildlife, local culture, and Alaska Native heritage.

Also сheck оut мore info: Northern LightsCities & TownsGetting To & Around Alaska

During your visit, you might explore a couple of the state’s distinct regions. It’s entirely feasible to immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests of Southeast Alaska, camp within Denali National Park, and paddle among icebergs in Prince William Sound, all in the same journey.

Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, serves as the gateway to the state. Visitors can explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage Museum, and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and wildlife viewing.

Juneau: Alaska’s capital city is accessible only by boat or plane. Explore the state’s history at the Alaska State Museum and take a tram ride up Mount Roberts for breathtaking views.

Denali National Park: Home to North America’s highest peak, Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), this park is a haven for hikers and nature lovers. The Denali Park Road offers stunning views and wildlife sightings.

Glacier Bay National Park: Witness the breathtaking spectacle of calving glaciers and diverse marine wildlife in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Kenai Fjords National Park: Experience the beauty of fjords, tidewater glaciers, and abundant marine life on the Kenai Peninsula. Boat tours and kayaking are popular activities.

Ketchikan: Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan offers opportunities for salmon fishing and totem pole viewing.

Alaska Railroad: Take a scenic train journey through the state, offering breathtaking views of the Alaskan wilderness.

Annual Events

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: The world-famous Iditarod is a grueling dog sled race that starts in Anchorage and spans over 1,000 miles to Nome.

Alaska State Fair: Held in Palmer, this fair showcases the state’s agricultural and cultural heritage with rides, live music, and a giant vegetable competition.

Alaska Day Festival: Celebrated in Sitka on October 18th, this event commemorates the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States and features parades and historical reenactments.

Travelers interested in exploring Alaska’s national parks face significant choices. Alaska boasts a total of 24 locations associated with the National Park Service, yet only eight of them hold the official designation of national parks.

Though it might appear from a map that you can easily navigate between these parks, they are widely dispersed across the state. Most visitors are fortunate to cover just two or three of these parks during a single vacation. In a state renowned for having more national parklands than any other, the challenge lies in deciding which ones to include in your itinerary.

 

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Also сheck оut мore info: Getting To & Around Alaska (travelalaska.com) • Guide to traveling to and getting around in the USA (visittheusa.com)

BUS: ALASKA SHUTTLE (Fairbanks, Alaska Shuttle Service) • Alaska Bus CoDalton Highway Expressalaskacoach.comSeward Bus Lines

TRAIN: The Alaska Railroad runs from Seward through Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks to North Pole, with a spur to Whittier. White Pass and Yukon Route: Experience this unique railroad that symbolizes accomplishment in adventure and pioneering – of triumph over challenge.

AIRPORT: Alaska’s major airports of FairbanksAnchorage, and Juneau. Alaska Airlines has a virtual monopoly on jet air travel within the state.

FERRY: The Alaska Marine Highway System operates a ferry service from Bellingham, Washington up the beautiful Inside Passage to Haines. Companies offering cruises in Alaska include: Holland AmericaPrincess CruisesAdventure LifeNorwegian Cruise LineCarnival Cruises

CAR: Alaska is connected to the contiguous U.S. (known in Alaska as the “Lower 48” or “outside”) through Canada via the *Alaska Highway. The highway is paved and maintained year-round. America’s love affair with the automobile is legendary, so travelling the United States without a car can be difficult. (*Driving in the United States)

Alaska is…

Alaska is the best place to visit! Learn more about our state from this video created by the Matador Network.

Welcome to the official YouTube channel for Alaska Tourism. Go big, go Alaska.

The Travel Alaska YouTube channel is the best place to find inspiration, trip planning tips, vacation packages, and itinerary ideas for your Alaska trip.

video source: Travel Alaska / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

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Visit Anchorage.

Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Let’s be clear, if you are looking for the “real Alaska” this is not it, but you can see it from here.

Yelp: Yelp is a crowd-sourced review platform that provides information on local businesses, including restaurants, bars, and shops.

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.

National Weather Service (weather.gov)