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Misty Fjords National Monument

Grandiose glaciers, wonderful waterfalls and chilling cliff walls. Deep blue water and white capped mountains. The unique rainforest characteristics, landscapes and natural colors of Southeast Alaska. An amazing assortment of the state’s wildlife traveling the air, land and waters. It can all be found in one place: the Misty Fjords National Monument. Misty Fjords is a magical 2.3 million acre stretch... Read More


Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Gold! Gold! Gold! In 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush drew around 100,000 prospectors, laborers and entrepreneurs to the Yukon Territories and Dawson City, Southeast Alaska and Skagway, the Yukon River and beyond, with all routes leading to potential fortunes. Some struck gold and had their lives instantly changed. But most grand dreams of gold were met with the reality of... Read More


Like any traveler, I'm always looking for those experiences that are almost unique to any place, and watching films around Alaska of the skies in winter made me want to taste those unworldly showers of light in person.

— Pico Iyer
All About The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America’s largest national wildlife refuge and Alaska at its wildest, rawest, most remote and adventurous. Better known to most by its acronym ANWR (pronounced ann-wahr), the refuge is more than 19 million acres of largely untarnished and incredibly diverse land in the northeast corner of Alaska’s Arctic. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge features miles... Read More


The Brooks Range in Alaska

Standing tall and spanning west to east across Alaska’s rugged Arctic is the Brooks Range. This mountain range is best known for the hundreds of thousands of caribou that pass through the area in massive migratory herds. The Brooks Range is home to a handful of spectacular peaks that range from 8,000-9,000-feet tall as well as long stretches of surrounding... 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


“But why Alaska?' I asked her. 'Well, later, I found out what it means. It's from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means 'that which the sea breaks against,' and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be.”

— John Green