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Brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula

Alaska travel guides

Alaska is a land of glaciers, raging rivers, towering mountains and dense forests. Its great tracts of tundra and tidewater calve into waters that offer some of the world’s best fishing. Alaska is also one of the best places in the world for bear and whale watching.

A trip to Alaska can include a comfortable wildlife cruise, an escape to a remote wilderness lodge, or a scenic self-drive holiday through empty mountain roads. Our travel guides for Alaska have been written by country specialists whose knowledge will help you in the initial planning stages of your trip.

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Ideas for how to explore Alaska

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Alaska. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Your guide to choosing an Alaska cruise

    An Alaska cruise combines convenience with front-row seats to many of the state’s most impressive sights, from glaciers to wildlife. Whether you choose a classic cruise or an intimate expedition cruise depends on your own personal travel preferences.

  • Exit Glacier Road, Seward

    Self-driving in Alaska: a route through the wilderness

    In Alaska, mountains are on another scale, old mining buildings lie ruined in long-abandoned towns, and you’re more likely to see wildlife than people on the near-empty roads. Here, Alaska specialist Emma outlines what your self-drive trip could entail.

  • Brown bear with salmon, Brooks Falls

    What to do in Alaska: our highlights guide

    Alaska specialist Sam shares his favourite places and experiences in Alaska, from watching brown bears catching salmon at Brooks Falls to flying over glaciers and active volcanoes in a small plane.

  • Brown bear, Brooks Falls

    Bear watching in Alaska

    Fly in to the remoter parts of Alaska to spot the grizzly and black bears that prowl the wilderness. Our specialists know the best places to go bear watching in Alaska and will help you build them into your tailor-made Alaskan holiday.

  • Whale watching off the Alaskan coast

    Alaska wildlife

    Wildlife thrives in Alaska’s untamed wilderness. So much so that Alaska claims the biggest grizzly bears and moose on Earth. Jon from our Alaska team tells you how to plan a trip to see them, along with bald eagles, humpbacks and sea otters.

  • Winterlake Lodge in the winter

    Wilderness lodges in Alaska

    Experience the magic of Alaska's rugged interior staying in one of a handful of very special wilderness lodges, which we've personally checked. We can arrange for expert guides to show you the scenery and wildlife, mixed in with activities like kayaking and fishing.

  • Riding the White Pass Railroad

    Canada & Alaska rail journeys

    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.

  • Grizzly bears

    Wildlife holidays in Canada, Alaska & the Arctic

    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 and figures about each type, plus of course, the best places and times to see them.

  • The Northern Lights

    How to see the northern lights in Canada and Alaska

    Elusive, silent and celestial, the aurora borealis is a spectacle that few get to witness. Specialist, and cold-weather enthusiast, Lucy discusses the northern lights in Canada or Alaska and suggests the best lodges to stay in to improve your chances.