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 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, work hard and play harder, and enjoy sharing the best of their condition with everyone just as much as they love exploring the form.

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, pioneers, trappers, and miners who chased their dreams to the state’s roughest, most challenging, coldest, and most remote regions.  Others think of Alaska Native people and their subsistence hunting and fishing lifestyles, 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” embodies Alaska’s rich history and fascinating collection of cultures and lifestyles.

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

 

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Ice Fishing Day Tour from Fairbanks

Today you will be picked up from your Fairbanks hotel for a full day of guided Alaska lake ice fishing.  Learn traditional Alaska Native skills and techniques for ice fishing from experienced ice fishing guides.  While catching fish... Browse itinerary

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Chena Hot Springs Summer Day Tour

Travel 60 miles west of Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort.  Chena Hot Springs Resort is internationally known for its natural mineral hot springs.  During your 4-hour visit at Chena Hot Springs, enjoy a guided Ice Museum tour... Browse itinerary

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Wilderness Dogsledding Ride & Tour

This Seward  day trip provides an Alaska dog sledding “insider’s tour.” Tour Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey’s Iditarod Racing Kennel, meet famous sled dogs, cuddle adorable puppies, dress up as an Iditarod musher, and take in the spectacular Alaskan... Browse itinerary

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Experience Seward & Real Alaska

Learn about Seward’s fascinating history and the Iditarod Trail while enjoying the beautiful scenery on this Seward summer day trip. You’ll travel to 2017 Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey’s sled dog kennel, where you can meet famous dogs, cuddle... Browse itinerary

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Talkeetna River Fishing (Half Day)

This Alaska fishing half-day tour from  Talkeetna takes you by jet boat to the best fishing holes on the Talkeetna River. Talkeetna is located at the confluence of the Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna Rivers, offering a few possible... Browse itinerary

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Kachemak Bay Glacier Lake Hike

In the morning, travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. Join your Alaska guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Your guide will identify and allow you... Browse itinerary

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