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Visit Anchorage


Anchorage is Alaska's largest city. Located between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, this sprawling town is only home to 300,000 people and definitely worth spending some time getting to know as the city is surrounded by wilderness and the area is loaded with wildlife including more than 1,500 resident moose and a few hundred bears, all within the city limits.

Anchorage was made popular after the gold rush of 1898. The variety of restaurants, theatres, and breweries will keep you entertained. Visit nearby national parks and glaciers during your Anchorage travel experience and leave time to absorb the culture in surrounding museums.

Wildlife and Trails

You can view Anchorage from a number of mountain ranges, but Flattop Mountain remains most popular with climbers. And you must visit Chugach State Park for a glimpse of Portage Glacier. Spot moose, bears and eagles following the popular Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and look out from the coast to catch a glimpse of beluga whales and varieties of salmon. But if you don't make it to the forest then a variety of animals can also be found in Alaska Zoo or Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.


The Anchorage Museum brings the best of Alaska to the world through a look at a combination of art, history and science. Head to Anchorage Native Heritage Centre to learn about local heritage and traditions and to enjoy performances reenacting tribal dances.


Don't miss the Iditarod for a Last Frontier experience. The popular dogsledding race from Anchorage to Nome became a tradition to remember the way dogsledding was used to deliver medication to diphtheria sufferers in the epidemic of 1925. Lodges en route make a nice retreat to soak up the atmosphere and on non-race days you try out dogsledding for yourself.

Kodiak Island

Fly from Anchorage to Kodiak Island for its popular bear watching, diving and outdoors activities. As it used to be the capital of Russian Alaska, its museums are steeped with history awaiting your arrival.


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Special offers in Anchorage

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Alaska & the Inside Passage with Silversea

9-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,500 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & US$1,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

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

Top itineraries in Anchorage

Alaska Highway

Alaska National Parks Explorer

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,685 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 £3,265 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.

Alaska Railroad

Alaska Northern Lights Aurora Train

9-day tailor-made holiday from £3,600 pp incl. flights

Located within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the auroral oval and less than 125 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks in Alaska is among some of the best places on earth to experience the mysterious Northern Lights.

Top places to stay in Anchorage

Hotel Captain Cook

Hotel Captain Cook

Contemporary hotel

The Hotel Captain Cook is Alaska’s only member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and is the best place to stay in Anchorage, gateway to Alaska’s incredible wilderness areas.

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