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With its vastness and natural wonders, Alaska is the dream destination for many people. It is home to breathtaking glaciers, countless mountains, rich culture, abundant wildlife and two-thirds of the entire National Park System.
Southcentral Alaska is home to Alaska’s most populous city and two national parks. Home to over half of Alaska’s population, Southcentral is a playground of activities from world-class fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing. With mountains and lakes, Southcentral offers the advantages of remote wilderness, but with its location on the road system it remains easily accessible. World-class rainbow trout and salmon shimmer brilliantly, beckoning to prospective anglers. Southcentral has the amenities travelers seek, while serving as a gateway to the wilderness experience.
The Inside Passage is also known as Alaska’s “Panhandle” and “Southeast”. It is the smallest of the five regions in Alaska but one of the most visited; this is because nearly all of the of the cruise ships sailing in Alaska’s waters visit this region of the state. The narrow Inside Passage runs 500 miles (805 kilometers) from Ketchikan in the south to Yakutat in the north. The region is known for its lush green forests, towering mountain peaks, majestic fjords and abundant marine and wildlife. The Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people have called this area home for centuries with evidence of their rich heritage found throughout the region. Russian settlers also left a legacy that is evident today by their onion-domed churches gleaming on the landscape. Few roads are found outside of the populated areas and most communities are only accessible by air or water. Most of the Inside Passage is located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the U.S.
Southwest Alaska is home to the west coasts largest fishing fleet and iconic Brooks Falls. Few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit the Southwest region of Alaska. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park & Preserve, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a nearly 1,100-mile (1,770 kilometer) sweep toward Asia. This region’s vast scenery, wildlife, world-record halibut and salmon, and diverse birdlife will attract your clients who are interested in getting off the beaten track for in depth, up-close encounters with an Alaska truly less traveled.
Alaska’s golden heart city and northern light capital resides in Alaska’s interior. The Interior is characterized by large rivers in broad valleys and the tallest mountain in North America, Denali. As far as the eye can see, there are wide expanses of tundra and forests teeming with wildlife ranging from the formidable grizzlies to stately herds of caribou. The intensity of summer’s midnight sun and the spectacle of winter’s northern lights are all part of the picture. The Interior is the original home of Alaska’s Athabascan people. Gold miners, farmers and fur trappers later discovered the riches of this region.
The alluring Arctic, home of Yupik culture, tundra, Musk Oxen and Polar Bears, the Far North is one of the most diverse regions in Alaska, filled with rich cultural influences from the indigenous people of Alaska and the colorful gold rush days of the past. Pristine wilderness areas cover a landscape ranging from coastal plains to mountain ranges.
“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”