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.
Alaska is North America's 'Last Frontier' and by far the biggest state in the USA. 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.
Alaska is a state in USA that borders Canada. 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.
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 Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
Continue your Alaska 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.
Alaska is also awesome in the winter. Time your arrival for the Iditarod dog sled race, which starts in Anchorage, and complete your travels by witnessing The Northern Lights.
Top itineraries in Alaska
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.
Starting in Anchorage explore Mt. Mckinley, Denali National Park and the Golden Heart City of Alaska – Fairbanks. Follow the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City in the Yukon. Travel the South Klondike Highway to Skagway then visit the magnificent Kluane National Park before returning to Alaska.
A tailor-made self drive which explores the magnificent landscapes of Alaska including the Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park, which is home to North America's highest mountain peak – Mount McKinley.
Top places to stay in Alaska
This boutique property, set in a peaceful location just a few blocks from the centre of Skagway's historic district, offers just nine charming rooms on a bed and breakfast basis and is a great base from which to explore. The staircase is 100 years old and the house is filled with family heirlooms an
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.
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.
Where to go in Alaska
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.
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 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.
When to go to Alaska
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.
Our specialists have put together the ultimate in cruise inspiration, from Greek island hopping in style to an exploration cruise into the glacial wilds of Alaska. As always, it’s all based on first-hand knowledge.
We take a look at what makes the 'Final Frontier' so alluring with a focus on its national-park wildernesses. There's glaciers oozing into whale-dotted waters, bears fishing for salmon in racing rivers and even North America's tallest mountain.
A huge and unspoilt region, with one of the lowest human populations in the world, Alaska is a haven for wildlife. The vast tundra, mountain ranges, forests and fjords are home to an extraordinarily diverse and abundant fauna, including the Northern version of the Big Five: brown bear, moose, carib…
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