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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, Denali.

Everything here is on an epic scale and there's adventure everywhere you look. 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.

Alaska's national parks

Alaska's best national parks and how to visit them

There’s the great outdoors and then there’s the wilderness. And then, in a category all of its own, there’s Alaska. Just over two million tourists visit Alaska each year: a drop in the ocean for a space that is larger than the next three states combined...read more

4 days

Denali Express

Four day basecamp hiking in Denali National Park
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9 days

Prince William Sound, Chugach & Denali

Hiking, kayaking, backpacking & ice climbing
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  • Anchorage

    Anchorage

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  • Turquoise Lake

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  • Chugach National Forest

    Chugach National Forest

    Extending for roughly 495,000 acres north, south and east of Anchorage and connected to the Southcentral Alaska road network, Chugach State Park is one of the state’s more accessible adventure spots...
  • Noatak National Preserve

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  • Kongakut River

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  • Kobuk Valley National Park

    Kobuk Valley National Park

    Located entirely above the Arctic Circle in the western Brooks Range, Kobuk Valley National Park is a broad valley encircled by the Baird and Waring mountain ranges, with the Kobuk River snaking through its middle for 61 miles...
  • Aleutian Islands

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  • Katmai National Park

    Katmai National Park

    Broad river flats, looming mountains, and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes; the stunning, desolate remains of the 20th century's largest volcanic eruption...
  • Denali National Park

    Denali National Park

    Denali National Park and Preserve is a sprawling, 6-million-acre land of snow-clad peaks, tundra-carpeted hills and rushing glacier-fed creeks...
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

    Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

    If you live in or near Anchorage and want a quick day of bear viewing, you head for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, which is just a short hour's flight away...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    If you think of sprawling coastal plains and seemingly endless streams of caribou, you're probably thinking of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR to locals)...
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park

    Gates of the Arctic National Park

    Although it's one of the most visited parks in the Arctic, Gates of the Arctic is still populated by far more caribou and birds than human visitors...
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park And Preserve

    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park And Preserve

    Wrangell-St...
  • Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National Park

    Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National Park

    Prince William Sound (PWS) sits in a calm, well-sheltered inlet on the Gulf of Alaska...
  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

    Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

    The six-mile-wide caldera in the heart of Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve showcases what's left when a mountain literally blows its top...
  • Fairbanks

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  • Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

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  • Matanuska Glacier

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  • Bering Land Bridge National Monument

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  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park

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  • Talkeetna Mountains

    Talkeetna Mountains

    Nestled between the Alaska Range and the Chugach Mountains, Talkeetna offers rugged trails and remote areas dense with glaciers...

Places to go in Alaska

Alaska Tours

Turquoise Kayak and Hike

Lake Clark multisport adventure

7 daysFrom $3,850
Anchorage, Turquoise Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Denali Unexplored

Basecamp hiking in Denali National Park

4 daysFrom $2,199
Anchorage, Denali National Park, Great Kobuk Sand Dunes
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Alaska Multisport Adventure

Prince William Sound, Chugach and Denali National Park

9 daysFrom $4,395
Anchorage, Chugach National Forest, Denali National Park, Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National Park
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Noatak River & Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Epic Gates of the Arctic & Kobuk Valley combined tour

12 daysFrom $6,295
Anchorage, Noatak National Preserve, Kobuk Valley National Park, Great Kobuk Sand Dunes
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Bear Trekking in Katmai National Park

Alaska’s most unique bear viewing trip

5 daysFrom $3,995
Anchorage, Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Twin Lakes Paddle

Explore the magic of Lake Clark's Twin Lakes

7 daysFrom $3,750
Anchorage, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

Alaska Travel Companies

Alaska Alpine Adventures

Small-group adventure holidays in Alaska
Alaska
Small group tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Fishing, Nature & Wildlife, Birdwatching, National Parks

Off The Beaten Path

Exceptional trips for curious travelers
North America
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Luxury, Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Winter Sports, Active, Walking, Camping, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Discover North America

Specialists for USA & Canada
North America
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour, Self-guided tour
Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Biking, Winter Sports, Active, Walking, Road Trips, Diving, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food, Wine, Solo Travel

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