Reasons to Visit
Alaska, the USA’s largest state, has to be some of the best bear watching territory anywhere in the world. Black and brown bears (sometimes known as grizzly bears) can be found, when they want to be, nearly everywhere in the state.
Alaska offers some truly spectacular cruising opportunities on a wide variety of ships. Some of the country’s most awe-inspiring scenery lies around its magnificent coastline; places such as Glacier Bay, Admiralty Island and Tracy Arm.
Famous for its salmon, fishing is a popular pastime in Alaska and there are many places in which to partake in the sport. If you are in Homer don’t miss the opportunity to land a prize-winning halibut in this self-proclaimed Halibut Fishing Capital of the World!
Along the coast of Alaska, some of North America’s highest mountains feed more than half the world’s glaciers, an epic sight as they carve icebergs into chill waters. Expedition cruises operate in these waters using zodiacs to discover breathtaking coastlines and a plethora of wildlife.
Home to magnificent glaciers, endless tundra and pristine fjords, as well as being the home of North America’s highest mountain, Mount Mckinley, Alaska’s scenery rivals that of New Zealand, except everything can be seen here on a larger scale.
In a state where moose outnumber humans, it’s no wonder Alaska is considered one of the world’s last true wildernesses. Here you can find entire ecosystems still intact and vast areas of land untouched by human hands.
One Alaskan animal you are likely to see a lot of are the delightful sea otters. These enchanting animals spend most of their lives floating on their backs, furry faces and paws in the air.
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Canada, Alaska & The Arctic
Read our Alaska travel guides with advice and insight from our country specialists.
Alaskan cruises allow the visitor the opportunity to take in Alaska's dramatic coastline, rich with wildlife and natural beauty, at a comfortable and relaxed pace. This is the ultimate way to experience North America's iconic wilderness.
No visit to Alaska is complete without seeing either a grizzly (brown) or black bear. Use this guide to find out a few facts about both types, plus the best places to go bear watching in Alaska.
The vast wilds of Canada and Alaska were tamed by rail, and even now the land is crossed by some of the world’s most iconic rail journeys. Here we showcase some of the best.
Explore Audley's guide to Responsible Travel in Canada and Alaska. View our recommended eco-accommodation options, charities we support as well as additional relevant policies and practices.
We list here what we think are the most 'iconic' wildlife you can see in Canada, Alaska and the Arctic. We detail some interesting facts & figures about each type, plus of course, the best places and times to see them.
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