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America's last frontier

Alaska tailor-made holidays


The vast wilds of Alaska are a story of pristine waterways, calving glaciers, towering mountain peaks that stretch on for an eternity, and forests filled with massive grizzly bears feasting on salmon. From its charming remote towns to its breathtaking scenery, Alaska is the perfect place for an adventurous getaway off the beaten track.

The Last Frontier

Alaska is North America's 'Last Frontier' and by far the biggest state in the USA, on Canada's western border. Roads connect Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities, but much of south-east Alaska, including the capital Juneau, is inaccessible by road. Ferries, planes and cruise ships connect coastal towns, while other towns and villages can only be accessed by air. Start your Alaska holiday from the Inside Passage and continue to The Far North to pay a visit to the Arctic Trading Post or The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Mountains and lakes in Juneau Alaska
Juneau, Alaska

Pristine Natural Beauty

Admire Mt McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, in Denali National Park and catch a glimpse of its reflection in Wonder Lake. Tour Katmai National Park for its active volcanoes and visit the stunning Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Cruise to Glacier Bay to meander through calving glaciers or take a trail in the Kenai Peninsula to get close to the edge of Exit Glacier. Or, continue to the Far North to explore an Inuit settlement in the Arctic Circle, land of polar bears.

Waters of Glacier Bay, Alaska
Glacier Bay, Alaska

Winter Wonderland

Alaska is a wonderful place to visit during winter. Time your arrival for the Iditarod dog sled race, which starts in Anchorage, and complete your travels by witnessing the Northern Lights. There's even an event called the Running of the Reindeer, an Alaskan version of the famous Running of the Bulls. Just be prepared for minimal daylight – around six hours per day – but it does mean plenty of time for stargazing and chasing the aurora.

Northern Lights over a lake in Alaska
Northern Lights in Alaska


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Humpback whale, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Vancouver to Alaska with Regent Seven Seas

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £3,655 pp incl. flights

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This in-depth appreciation of Alaska will see you explore its most dramatic landscapes, including the famous Hubbard and Mendenhall glaciers. Sail aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, where all-inclusive, gourmet dining and a wonderful array of included excursions await.

Top itineraries in Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Highlights of Alaska

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,530 pp incl. flights

Fly over America’s tallest peak, sail past humpback whales and hike through national-park wildernesses on this truly epic road trip, pausing to take in everything from giant glaciers to historic gold rush towns.

Mt McKinley, Alaska

Denali National Park & Fairbanks

8-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,250 pp

This adventure-packed holiday will see you travel by glass-domed train to Alaska's flagship park, Denali, where all manner of optional activities are available, including river rafting, fly-fishing, cycling and walking.

Northern Lights, Alaska

Alaska’s Northern Lights by rail

8-day tailor-made holiday from £3,375 pp

Located within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the auroral oval and less than 200km south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks in Alaska is among some of the best places on earth to experience the mysterious Northern Lights.

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Alaska & the Inside Passage

9-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,400 pp incl. flights

Experience the wild wonders of western Canada and Alaska on this spectacular Silversea voyage. Sailing from Vancouver to Seward, you'll spot rare wildlife, discover vast glaciers and sail the iconic Inside Passage.

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Top places to stay in Alaska

MS Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Luxury cruise ship

The second of Holland America Lines "Signature-class" ships, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, with its inspired interior design and art collection valued at over $3 million.

ms Noordam

ms Noordam

Luxury cruise ship

ms Noordam is a member of Holland America Line's Vista class, and the fourth cruise ship in the line, sailing to Alaska, The Yukon, the South Pacific and Australasia.

Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairbanks

Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairbanks

Traditional hotel

This riverfront hotel is an ideal base to explore Alaska, located near many of the city’s biggest attractions and offering comfortable rooms, an in-house restaurant and fitness facilities in downtown Fairbank.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Coopers Landing

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Coopers Landing

Traditional hotel

Located in the Kenai Peninsula, this lodge offers the tranquillity of a wilderness retreat, the facilities of a small resort and the activities and thrills of an authentic Alaskan adventure.

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Where to go in Alaska

The Far North

A visit to Northern Alaska takes you into the Arctic Circle. Admire the beach ridges and mountainous landscape of the protected national parks on a tour north from Anchorage or Fairbanks. And once landed you have a chance to spot polar bears in their natural habitat.

Denali National Park

On flights over Denali National Park look down at the colourful flora and fauna that decorate the landscape in autumn. You can visit the tallest mountain in North America - Mount McKinley. If you don't fancy the climb, then view Mount McKinley from Wonder Lake and admire its reflection in the clear…

Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park has an abundance of volcanoes, bears and wilderness to discover. Take a kayak trip to explore the Sovonoski Loop or travel to Brook Camp brown bear viewings at the waterfall.

Kenai Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula offers national and state parks where you can observe wildlife in its natural habitat, while the many inlets make kayaking trips a possibility. You'll admire the Kenai Mountains, ice fields and four active volcanoes. Round off the experience by taking a cruise to see Exit Glacier, …

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When to go to Alaska

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With snowmobiling, dog-sledding and Northern Lights viewing in winter and hiking and wildlife watching in spring, summer and autumn, there's no bad time to visit Alaska. If you're not keen on the cold, however, stick to either the peak months of June, July and August or the shoulder season months of May and September. From October onwards, the temperature plummets and the coastal areas can see plenty of rainfall.

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