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Traveling Alaska by Rail

There’s something special about traveling in a train car, cruising along Alaska’s finest scenery. From your comfortable seat on the Alaska Railroad, you can gaze through the rail car’s large picture windows and see it all – Alaska's mountaintops and treetops, glaciers, water, wildlife and even some cool urban landscapes. Your train moves at a steady and serene pace, allowing... Read More


Visit Alaska On Video: Planning A Vacation to America’s “Last Frontier”

There's nothing more exciting than coming to Alaska. Many people have had Alaska on their bucket list for years and for good reason. What's a visit to the 49th U.S. state feel, look and sound like? Watch this video from TravelAlaska to find out! Dive into an Alaska vacation experience by video you'll never forget (go full screen for best results!):... Read More


Alaska’s North Slope

Few regions in Alaska embody as many radically extreme lifestyles and conditions as Alaska's North Slope. Located between two unforgiving settings – the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Brooks Range mountains to the south – Alaska's North Slope is located in Alaska's Far North region and is home to big polar bears and whales, even bigger oilfields and business,... Read More


What To Pack for an Alaska Vacation

An Alaska vacation is unlike any other for many reasons. Alaska treats all visitors to unique landscapes and communities, cultures and cuisines, people, history, wildlife and, well, wacky weather! In Alaska, it can hit the sweltering ‘90s and then snow in the same summer month. It can dump a foot of snow and blanket of rain in the same winter... Read More


10 Alaska Traveler “Tips And Tricks” To Get The Most Out of Your Alaska Vacation

Some of the best Alaska travel trips come from those Alaska travelers who are actually doing the travel! Here’s a collection of 10 Alaska vacation tips and tricks shared by our recent travelers, as well as some additional insider feedback from our staff at Alaska Tours. Alaska Travel Tip #1: Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun! Alaska’s summer sun is... Read More


When Will I See the Northern Lights in Alaska?

The northern lights are among Alaska’s biggest and brightest, exciting and elusive attractions. To experience the northern lights is something you will never forget, but it isn’t always easy to time things right. It’s worth the effort, however, because these are one of nature’s greatest wonders. But to see this magical lightshow, you need to be equally hearty - and... Read More


Alaska’s Glaciers On Parade

Alaska’s glaciers are massive and majestic, bright white and deep blue, icy cold and oh so cool, and truly must be seen to be believed. Fortunately, Alaska visitors have plenty of opportunities to see, and even touch, them – there are around 100,000 glaciers in Alaska and more than 600 are big or popular enough to have official names. Whether you... Read More


Traveling to Alaska’s Arctic Circle

Far beyond Alaska's main highways and its largest communities, Alaska's Arctic region is a vast, mostly undeveloped land. Herds of caribou numbering in the thousands migrate across the tundra and residents of Alaska Native villages live life much as they did hundreds of years ago. Arctic tours take visitors off the beaten path to experience this beautiful and rugged region... Read More


The Top 10 “Best of Alaska” Tours

We've conducted an informal survey of Alaska visitors (based on our guests) to get their "best of Alaska" top-rated tours. Here's what they had to say are their top 10 Alaska travel experiences: #1: Go Bear Viewing Drink in the sight of big bears catching, and dining on, salmon at Katmai National Park while you stand safely just a few feet away.... Read More


The Alaska Challenge: Can You Do All 9 of These on Your Alaska Trip?

With 25+ years of helping visitors experience Alaska, our local experts at Alaska Tours have come up with The "Official" Alaska Bucket List based upon what we know are the most iconic, unique and "only in Alaska" experiences to be had in America's Last Frontier. Have you crossed these off your bucket list? Grab a shot of a Grizzly Bear Gulping... Read More


The “Official” Alaska Local’s Bucket List

The Alaska Bucket List: Top 10 "Must Sees" in the Last Frontier From A Local's Perspective With so many distinct regions in Alaska and such a variety of available outdoor activities, it is hard to narrow down a Top 10 list for the 49th and largest U.S. state. Many of Alaska’s traditions are popular, among them dog sledding, ATVing, zip lining, kayaking... Read More