Alaskana : Alaska's Lifestyles

Celebrating What Makes Alaskans So Unique

Are you fascinated by the local Alaskans who decided to make their home in America’s 49th state? It takes an adventurous spirit to visit Alaska and it takes a special breed to live and thrive in this remote, rugged, distant and diverse state. Alaskans are independent and pioneering, they live for fresh air and friendship, they work hard and play harder, and they enjoy sharing the best of their state with everyone just as much as they love exploring the state themselves.

While ”Alaskana” typically refers to written works about Alaska, the term “Alaskana” can conjure up many diverse definitions and varied visions of the Alaska lifestyle. Some people immediately think of the sourdoughs and pioneers, trappers and miners who chased their dreams to the roughest, toughest, coldest and most remote regions of the state. Others think of Alaska Native people and their lifestyles of subsistence hunting and fishing, languages and land use, crafts and games. Some envision the Alaska Gold Rush and the Alaska oil boom while others think riverboats, railroad cars, fishing vessels and dogsleds or maybe salmon, moose, whales and bears. Ultimately, “Alaskana” is the embodiment of Alaska’s rich history and its fascinating collection of cultures and lifestyles.

We’ve selected a group of “Alaskana” itineraries which showcase the multitude of attributes of Alaska which represent or attracted so many to this unique destination. Proximity to nature and wildlife, a pioneering spirit and a rugged determination to chart their own course unites many Alaskans.  “Alaskana” tours will help you discover what makes Alaskans – well, Alaskans!

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Escorted Tour
Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1489 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights accommodation with baggage handling, 5 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D), Group transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 9 people (driver guide only) or full-size motorcoach... Read more.

Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2499 / per person

Tour Includes: 11 nights accommodations, Train travel from Anchorage to Denali and from Denali to Fairbanks, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long due to snow and... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $6295 / per person

Tour Includes: Local transfers & baggage handling on day 1 and day 8, 7 nights cabin accommodation, All meals while onboard and most alcohol, From-the-boat adventure activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiff... Read more.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $3299 / per person

Tour Includes: 10 nights accommodations, 3 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour including admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 6 hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords Nat Park from Seward with lunch... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1140 / per person

Tour Includes: 2, 3 or 4 nights lodging and all meals as listed at Bettles Lodge (Standard Rooms have a shared bathroom), Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles, Village tour, Use of Arctic Gear including snow shoes... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1339 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights accommodations, Transportation to and from the Iditarod race restart in Willow including hot food and drinks and access to a warm up tent near the starting line in Willow (approx. 8 hours), 6-hour Turnagain... Read more.