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Reasons to Visit Alaska

  • Bears

    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.

    Bears
  • Cruises

    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.

    Cruises
  • Fishing

    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!

    Fishing
  • Glaciers

    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.

    Glaciers
  • Landscape & scenery

    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.

    Landscape & scenery
  • Wilderness

    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.

    Wilderness
  • Wildlife

    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.

    Wildlife
 
 

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Visit Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska’s second largest city is cradled in the Tanana Valley, at the end of the Alaska Highway. It's from here you can make the trip to the Arctic Circle, some 300 kilometres away.

Sternwheeler river cruise, Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Alaska

Alaska’s second largest city is cradled in the Tanana Valley, at the end of the Alaska Highway and some 300 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

During the summer months Fairbanks enjoys as much as 21 hours of natural light and temperatures that rise as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

Trans-Alaska pipeline

Founded by a gold prospector in 1901, the town – like many others in Alaska – struggled until the construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline in the mid 1970s. Now this eclectic mix of log cabins, modern office buildings and a university campus is recognised as Alaska’s gateway to the Arctic. Several tours are available from Fairbanks, including trips to the Arctic Circle, Gold Dredge No. 8, the Botanical Gardens and the Large Animal Research Station.

Arctic Circle trip

This thrilling day trip starts with an early morning mini-coach journey beyond the Arctic Circle where you board a light aircraft flight to the native village of Anaktuvuk Pass: ‘the place of caribou droppings’. This village lies far to the north in the central Brooks Range and is the last remaining settlement of the Nunamiut and the inland northern Inupiat people. Here you learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local people before the return journey to Fairbanks.

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