Wild and spectacular wilderness experiences

The largest state in the USA is a land of superlatives; its sheer scale and wild, natural beauty overwhelm the senses like few other places on earth. Epic landscapes range from crystal clear lakes and pioneer towns to vast rainforest wilderness and remote glacial wonderlands, with incredible wildlife including grizzly bears and humpback whales. Vast and extraordinarily beautiful, Alaska is an adventure waiting to be explored.

  • Visitors to Katmai National Park in July and September can watch in awe as brown bears fish for salmon at Brooks Falls
  • North America’s highest mountain Denali, or Mount McKinley, is located in Denali National Park, best explored during a self-drive holiday
  • Alaska is the perfect destination lovers of the outdoors and in the state’s national Parks you can enjoy guided walks or follow trails independently
  • The standard of accommodation may be lower than can be found in other parts of the US however a stay at a rustic lodge in the wilderness is an unforgettable experience
  • An Alaskan holiday is easily combined with an adventure over the border in the Alaskan territory of Yukon, Canada

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -9 hours

Currency:

US Dollar

Flying time to destination:

14 hours

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When to visit

Jan -12°c
Feb -7°c
Mar -1°c
Apr 5°c
May 12°c
Jun 20°c
Jul 20°c
Aug 16°c
Sep 11°c
Oct -1°c
Nov -8°c
Dec -14°c
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If I had to pick just one highlight from my trip around Alaska, it would be going to see the bears at Brooks Falls; just getting there is an adventure. You have to get a float plane to Katmai National Park, landing on Naknek Lake at Brooks Lodge.

The accommodation is basic, log cabin style, but watching dozens of large grizzlies catching salmon jumping the falls from specially built viewing platforms, just feet away, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You must stay for at least one or two nights.

Dan Hewitt