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Aptly called ‘The Last Frontier’, Alaska is an exhibition of nature at its best, from the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, to its range of wildlife - bald eagles, grizzly bears, orcas, moose, and caribou to name a few.
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Alaska is a land of superlatives. Nicknamed ‘The Last Frontier', it’s the realm of bald eagles, grizzlies, orcas, alpine peaks, and glacier-carved fjords. From bear viewing in Denali National Park with the backdrop of Mt Denali to paddle boarding through a sea of icebergs in the Inside Passage; meeting unique native Alaskans from whom you’ll absorb the traditional music to visiting the isolated town of Barrow, the northernmost point on the North American continent, Alaska is a place of unimaginable scale.
Alaska is big, equal to one-fifth of the United States. Summer is the best time to visit unless you are traveling to view shimmering northern lights. The interior summer can well above 80 °F, though varies by location. The Southern regions will average 40-60 °F degrees and it's always recommended to bring a rain coat and some warm clothes.
Anchorage is the perfect place to enjoy flightseeing trips by floatplane or a full day excursion to Prince William Sound. The region also offers ocean habitats for whales, porpoises, sea otters, sea lions, and seals.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Denali National Park is home to Alaska’s “Big Five”; bears, wolves, Dall sheep, caribou and moose. This thriving landscape is backed by the dominating Mt Denali, one of the most amazing sights in Alaska.
Alaska’s classic beauty can be found exploring the Inside Passage. These splendid waterways begin in the densely forested coastlines of the Pacific Northwest and continue to Juneau, Skagway, and Glacier Bay.
SMALL SHIP CRUISES
Small ships show you what other cruises cannot. Explore the inner reaches of Alaska’s amazing fjords, sail so close to glaciers you can almost touch them, and get up close to the shoreline to experience the wildlife.
For many visitors, crossing the Arctic Circle is a memorable moment. The Inupiat town of Barrow is home to one of the largest Eskimo communities. This far north, the sun doesn’t set for 82 days, shining from around May 10th
to August 2nd.
People come from around the world to view Alaska’s northern lights, the ‘Aurora Borealis’. One of nature’s most inspiring sights, the northern lights appear most often on cold, clear nights from late September through April.
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