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Alaska is one of the world’s last true wilderness destinations. It’s the largest state in the Union, accounting for one fifth of the USA's total land area, but has a lower population than Rhode Island (the smallest). This vast land is largely untamed, with ancient forests, rivers full of salmon, majestic peaks and some of the largest land mammals roaming freely.

Getting around Alaska takes time, since distances are great, but with virtually empty roads and scenery on all sides it's also a dream to get around with a hire car. Also not to be missed is the Alaska Railroad, running from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali National Park. Alternatively, if you would rather explore with an experienced guide, then an escorted tour is a good option. Either way, you'll find that Alaska is a magical destination that you are unlikely ever to forget.

Top 5 Experiences

  • Get up close with Glaciers. Discover the truly ancient, enormous rivers of ice that helped sculpt Alaska’s mountains. Take day cruises, simple glacier day hikes or kayak in the fjords.
  • Flightseeing is a must to really feel the magnitude of Alaska. Take in views of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the US or a maybe a Glacier-landing tour.
  • About 15 percent of Alaska’s population is composed of distinct indigenous cultural groups - take the opportunity to learn all about a variety of traditions and crafts from Alaska’s Natives.
  • Visiting in winter? Watch the Iditarod Trail Sled dog racing, go snow shoeing and view one of the greatest shows on earth – the Northern Lights.
  • Perfect for explorers, there are a multitude of outdoor experiences. Try a wilderness lodge remote adventure or one of the many guided wildlife tours where you could catch a glimpse of bald eagles, moose and even bears.