Denali National Park and Preserve
Covering six million acres of Alaska, the park is crowned by the highest peak of North America (Denali Peak, 6910 m).
Glacier Bay National Park
Alaska is famous for its inland water cruises. Here, tourists can watch during a trip on a boat, how hundredton icebergs are separated from the majestic glacier of Margerie, while killer whales, sea lions, seals and other marine animals frolic in the crystal clear waters around it.
With a length of 1,387 km and stretching from Delta Junction, southeast of Fairbanks, to Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Canada, the Alaska Highway (also known as Alcan) is one of the most scenic highways in the world. Built during World War II, this well-maintained road stretches across some truly spectacular landscapes.
Katmai National Park
If you saw one of these photos, where a brown bear (grizzly), sitting on the edge of a waterfall, catches salmon in the air, then most likely it was taken in Katmai National Park at Brooks Falls Waterfall.
Alaska is known as the “last frontier”. Here, in the vast tundra, Alaskan natives live side-by-side with one of the world's largest predators: the polar bear. The village of Inupiak in Kaktovik, located on an island close to the mainland, is one of the best places to see these huge mammals that accumulate here in large numbers in the summer while they wait for the Beaufort Sea.
Ketchikan is known as the salmon capital of the world, but the southern city of Alaska is also a landmark in itself. Relying on the lush, wooded slopes, the picturesque Ketchikan embraces the shores of Revillahihedo island over a distance of 50 kilometers.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Lush, green hills and mountains - they give Kadiak its nickname “Emerald Isle” enough. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge offers an unprecedented opportunity to observe brown bears, foxes and sea lions.
Kenai Fjords National Park
The idyllic Kenai Peninsula is the “Playground of Alaska” and its main attraction, Kenai Fjords National Park, is an icy wonderland popular with tourists, canoeists and wildlife lovers.
Coldfoot is one of the most northerly stops on the Dalton Highway. This is a great place to admire such a phenomenon as the Northern Lights.
National Park and Reserve Arctic Gate
Alternating wild, icy rivers and carved valleys, this national park is called the untouched corner of Switzerland. A refuge for many animals, including 145 species of birds, the park was named after two dramatic mountains that frame the Koyukuk River, forming something like a passageway gateway.
Wrangell Saint Elias National Park and Preserve
The national park and reserve of Wrangel and St. Elias is quite large. It is not only the largest national park in the United States, but it is one of the largest protected areas of wildlife in the world. Snuggling up to the Canadian border, the park consists of the nine highest mountains on the continent.
Located on the coast of Russia, barren, blown by the winds of the Aleutian Islands are 27 of the 46 most active volcanoes in America. The pearl of the archipelago is the Eastern District, where the brave travelers will be rewarded with wild landscapes, smoking volcanic craters and many birds and sea creatures.
Climbing to the eastern outskirts of Anchorage, you can see the stunning mountains of Chugach. They not only provide a beautiful backdrop for the city, but also act as the most accessible nature reserve in Alaska. There are many hiking and cycling trails, a 1.5-kilometer walking route.
On Chilkut Trail
One of the main transportation routes during the Klondike Gold Rush was the 33-kilometer-long walking route connecting the Daya village, near the picturesque Southeastern Cruise Port of Skagway, with Bennet in British Columbia, Canada. But Chilkut Trail is not only famous for its historical relics, but also for its beautiful landscapes.
One of the most picturesque and sunniest villages on a water trip to Alaska is this quaint, artsy city.Every autumn, thousands of bald eagles gather to feast while spawning salmon. There are so many of them that they inspired the organization of the White-Eagle festival in Alaska, which is held here annually in November.