Geographically, Alaska is broadly separated into Far North, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral and Inside Passage, each area varying greatly in composition and wildlife. From the Arctic regions of the far north, where you will find polar bears, Arctic fox, caribou and wolves, to the grizzly bears of Katmai. The landscapes of Alaska are those of towering snow-capped peaks, dramatic plunging valleys, fjords, glaciers, forests and perpetual tundra. Rocky shorelines contrast with rolling hillsides and soaring mountains and horizons stretch as far as the eye can see. Such scale can seem daunting, especially for a state whose size is the equivalent of one fifth of the remaining 48 states further south. Indeed much of the area is inaccessible by road, but we have a combination of ship and road itineraries on offer to ensure you see the best bits.
During the summer, you will experience extended daylight, when the sun may rise as early as 4:30am and set at 11:40pm in the capital of Anchorage. The northernmost towns may not even witness the sun set for a remarkable 84 days.
In the summer it is possible to watch humpback whales off the coast and enjoy some of the world’s best grizzly bear viewing opportunities in their natural environment.