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Alaska Adventures

A guide to exploring the Alaskan wilderness

There’s the great outdoors and then there’s the wilderness. And then, in a category all of its own, there’s Alaska.

Just two million tourists visit Alaska each year--a drop in the ocean for a space that is larger than the next three states combined. And yet of that number, only a tiny fraction get to see the true Alaska in all its awesome glory.

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If you thought everything about the USA was big, well, Alaska is just... bigger. It's the country's largest state, home to both the country’s biggest National Park, Wrangell-St Elias, and highest peak, Mount Denali. Everything here is on an epic scale and there's adventure everywhere. You can paddle across silent fjords with snowy peaks towering above you, watch huge grizzlies pluck glistening salmon from icy rivers, hear the howl of wolves from your cabin in the dark of night and gaze skywards at the shimmering fireworks of the Northern Lights.

There are few roads, so you'll need to hop aboard a light plane to enter the wilderness where musk oxen, grey wolves, bears and caribou roam wild and free. Alaska is a place to encounter nature in all its raw, ethereal beauty ‒ and perhaps to find yourself again as you do so.

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Things to do in Alaska

Our recommended experiences and activities

Hike in the midnight sun

Hike in the midnight sun

From May to the end of July, much of Alaska experiences 24-hour daylight. Take this surreal opportunity to head out hiking after midnight in the perpetual twilight.

Why Horizon Guides?

Expert travel guide

Expert travel guides

Our guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for reliable and impartial travel advice.

Authentic experiences

Authentic experiences

We curate exceptional trips in underrated places, organised by the very best tour operators who live and breathe their destinations and are passionate about authentic, responsible tourism.

Give back to mother nature

Give back to mother nature

We'll plant 50 trees for every trip booked via the Horizon Guides site in partnership with the International Tree Foundation, who carry out sustainable community forestry projects in Africa.