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Why Famous
  • Travel to Alaska! Breathtaking inlets, more than three million lakes, wild roaming caribou… these are only a small taste of the wonders to explore on an Alaska vacation.
  • It offer respite from busy outdoor or indoor days of touring and discovering.
  • Alaskan vacations offer a broad range of activities for adults, children, and families alike!
  • From scenic glacier tours, day cruises, wildlife adventures, whale watching, rafting and fishing, to viewing the Northern Lights, you won’t find yourself bored on an Alaska vacation.
Facts Destination
  • Largest state by area- Alasaka.
  • It is situated in the northwest extremity of the north american continent, with canada to the east, the arctic ocean to the north, and the pacific ocean to the west and south, with russia further west across the bering strait.
  • Approximately half of alaska\'s residents reside within the anchorage metropolitan area.
  • Least densely populated state of the U.S.
  • Capital city- Juneau, Also known as Alyeska,\" the Great Land\'.
  • Largest City- Anchorage
  • Area- Ranked 1st in US.
  • Ranks 2nd in the nation in crude oil production.
  • Permanent Fund-to qualify one must have lived in the state for a minimum of 12 months ans maintain constant residency.
  • Primary crops- Potatoes,carrots,lettuce and cabbage.
Area Info
  • The U.S. Senate approved the purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million at about two cents per acre ($4.74/km2).
  • The name \"alaska\" was already introduced in the russian colonial time.
  • When it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning \"the mainland\" or more literally, \"the object towards which the action of the sea is directed\".
  • It is also known as Alyeska, the \"great land\", an Aleut word derived from the same root.

Why Visit
  • Alaskan sportfishing is a premier activity and an unforgettable experience amidst the sheer beauty of the Alaskan territory.
  • Choose from salmon fishing, ice fishing, fresh or salt water fishing, or fly-fishing- you can’t go wrong with over 600 species of fish to catch.
  • First-rate fishing can be found as far north as the Anaktuvuk River, with a one-month peak season,
  • To Salt Lagoon Creek, featuring white and pink salmon, cutthroat, and Dolly Varden.
  • There’s nothing quite like an Alaska fishing vacation.
  • This also ensures some of the most spectacular and unique ski terrain to challenge and excite those who travel the distance.
Best Time
  • You can\'t go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May 10 and September 15. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy.
  • June 15 – July 15 as the best time to visit Alaska. Alaska weather is not predictable. One can come in August and bask in sunshine or in June and face \"horizontal rain\" (driving rain plus strong winds).
  • Alaskans have learned not to let weather interfere with their plans—or mood. We remind ourselves: if the weather were better, it wouldn\'t stay Alaska for long; it would start to look more like Los Angeles.
Transport
  • Roads:- Alaska has few road connections compared to the rest of the U.S. The state\'s road system covers a relatively small area of the state, linking the central population centers and the Alaska Highway, the principal route out of the state through Canada.
  • Rail:- The Alaska Railroad (ARR) played a key role in the development of Alaska through the 20th century. It links north Pacific shipping through providing critical infrastructure with tracks that run from Seward to Interior Alaska via South Central Alaska, passing through Anchorage, Eklutna, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks, with spurs to Whittier, Palmer and North Pole.
  • Marine transport:- Alaska\'s well-developed state-owned ferry system (known as the Alaska Marine Highway) serves the cities of Southeast, the Gulf Coast and the Alaska Peninsula. The system also operates a ferry service from Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia in Canada via the Inside Passage to Skagway. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority also serves as an important marine link for many communities in the Prince of Wales Island region of Southeast and works in concert with the Alaska Marine Highway.
  • Air transport:- Cities not served by road, sea, or river can be reached only by air, foot, dogsled, or snowmachine accounting for Alaska\'s extremely well-developed bush air services—an Alaskan novelty. Anchorage itself, and to a lesser extent Fairbanks, are served by many major airlines.
  • Other transport:- Another Alaskan transportation method is the dogsled. Dog mushing is more of a sport than a true means of transportation.
Precautions
  • Harsh weather, high winds, and rain buffet the preserve.
  • River water temperatures are cold and mid-channel spills can be lethal.
  • Boil drinking water at least one minute to prevent Giardia problems.
  • Respect all wild animals.
  • Moose and bears, especially, should always be considered dangerous.
  • Winter travel is recommended only to those experienced in cold weather camping and survival techniques.
  • Obtain the latest park regulation and safety precautions from the park prior to beginning your journey.
Lifestyle
  • Choose from a wide array of entertainment options during your alaskan vacation.
  • The iditarod trail sled dog race starts in anchorage and ends in nome.
  • If you’re looking for something more artistic, visit the world ice art championships, only moments away from our fairbanks vacation rentals.
  • The sitka whale fest, the stikine river garnet fest, and the alaska hummingbird festival in ketchikan.
  • Musically inclined.
  • Popular musical events!
  • Events include the alaska folk festival, fairbanks summer art fesitival, anchorage folk festival, sitka jazz festival, and the sitka summer music festival.