Alaska Tourist Guide And Travel Information
Welcome to Alaska
Photo by Chris Burkard
Alaska, the 49th, largest, and northern-most state of the Union. Separated from the rest by Canada and just across the Bering Sea from Russia and Asia, Alaska is home to the ten tallest mountains in North America.
For the adventurous type then Alaska will be a great place to go. Enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, and expeditions to see the wildlife of Alaska like wolves, whales, moose, and bears. There are also month-long expeditions to the top of Mt. McKinley.
Alaska Adventure Tours – Explore the Best of Alaska
- Helicopter Tour –
- Wildlife Viewing – Whale watching and more
- Glacier Cruise –
- Klondike Gold Rush Tour –
- Alaska is a beautiful state, and the best way of keeping it that way is just by respect to the land. It is easy to throw your trash and cigarette butts away, and by doing so, you are saving countless plants and animals. [Don’t litter!]
Consider using a guide, or checking out local conditions with locals before jumping in the kayak, and heading for yonder point that looked so nice on the map. The water in Alaska is so cold, falling overboard can be fatal within minutes. More importantly, self-rescue becomes impossible often within seconds, especially around glacier-fed rivers. Treatment for hypothermia is required reading before doing any water sports, even during warm weather.
Discover Alaska’s natural wonders when you explore to a scenic backdrop of amazing urban, wilderness, mountain, islands and coastal terrain. Find many exciting high wilderness adventures opportunities for rock climbing, mountaineering, boating, camping, hiking, weekend retreats and more.
Tour Denali National Park
This 4 million acres wilderness reserve that is home to Mt. McKinley and many other natural wonders. Most summertime visitors enjoy scenic bus tours while many extreme adventures include mountaineering, white-water rafting or winter sports.
Tour Kenai Fjords Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park is 567 thousand acres featuring the Harding Ice field and its radiating glaciers along Kenai Fjord in South Alaska Rain forests, sea lions, sea otters, seals and variety of bird life. The park includes 8 glaciers actively “calving” icebergs into the Pacific. The park includes coastal old-growth temperate rain forest, puffins, sea otters, black bears and harbor porpoises offshore.
Tour Lake Clark Alaska
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was created to protect scenic volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls. There are also abundant populations of fish and wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyle of local residents. Lake Clark’s spectacular scenery provides a true wilderness experience for those who visit.
Welcome to Iditarod Alaska
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual sled dog team race across Alaska, U.S. Mushers and teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles in nine to fifteen days from Anchorage to Nome.
Backpacking in Gates of the Arctic
Gates of the Arctic is one of the last truly wild places on earth. Here you can take a journey of adventure, discovery and solitude through vast valleys and gaunt mountains of rugged beauty and experience nature on it own terms. Visitors to the park must have the knowledge and skills to be truly self sufficient in the remote location and demanding climate of the Brooks Range.
The Chugach National Forest is the second-largest and northernmost forest of the USNF service in south central Alaska. It is located in the mountains surrounding Prince William Sound including the eastern Kenai Peninsula and the delta of the Copper River.
Admiralty Island National Monument
Most of the monument is designated as the Kootznoowoo Wilderness to protect the protect the prolific rainforest vegetation and abundant wildlife, including Grizzley and Black Bears. Many species of salmon, whales, mountain goats, and deer live here.
Tour Tongass Rain Forest
One of the last unspoiled and largest temperate rain forests of the world, the Tongass Rain Forest hugs the North American Coastline from Kodiak Island in Alaska and stretches as far south as Northern California. It is home to the densest biomass on Planet Earth.
Alaska Totem Pole Park Sitka National Historic Park
Also known as Indian River Park and Totem Park, this is the site of the famous Battle of Sitka in 1804 between Russians and Tlingit Warriors defending their fort here at the mouth of Indian River.
Tour Glacier Bay National Park
Featuring massive glaciers descending from towering snow-covered peaks is the worlds most massive display of ice. Famous feature is Muir Glacier. Wildlife includes whales, seals, eagles, and bears.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
Commemorating the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. The gold rush was in the Yukon Territory, and this park comprises staging areas for the trek there, and routes leading in its direction.
Alaska maritime national wildlife refuge
Welcome to Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge [AMNWR]
Comprising 2,400 islands, headlands, rocks, islets, spires and reefs of the Alaskan coastline that has diverse landforms and terrains, including tundra, rainforest, cliffs, volcanoes, beaches, lakes, and streams.
Nature’s arctic region sky show. (Nov – Mar)