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Alaska Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Alaska in a way like no other. Alaska is big beyond imagination. It’s twice the size of Texas, with glaciers the size of nations, moose larger than bears, and Denali, the highest peak in North America. Nicknamed the ‘Last Frontier’, Alaska is the 49th state of the USA, but you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world when you touch down in the remote cities and wild national parks. Our Alaska trips take you on a soul-stirring journey to icons like Denali National Park, the Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound, and we’ll also reveal Alaska’s unexpected highlights. Get up close to nature on a scenic train journey, meet a local gold miner and hear tales of the Gold Rush, visit an Athabascan village on a riverboat, and learn about rare subarctic wildlife with a Local Specialist. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"Alaska is one of the most impressive places on earth and it’s always a pleasure to watch our guests discover our incredible glaciers, fjords, mountains and people, gaining a deeper appreciation for our beautiful planet."
Travel Director
Alaska at a glance
From the soaring mountains of Denali National Park to the glittering glaciers of the Kenai Fjords, Alaska is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary wonders. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and get to know the real Alaska, from the Alaskan Athabascans to the local gold miners.
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What to pack for Alaska

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Waterproof coat

Even if you travel Alaska during the warmer months from May to September, you’ll still encounter temperatures anywhere from below freezing to around mid 20°C (mid-70s F), so bring a coat to stay warm.

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Hiking shoes

Alaska is packed with spectacular parks and hiking trails. Pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes to see all the sights, from the Denali mountains to the Dawson gold mines.

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Reusable water bottle

Help keep Alaska beautiful by using a reusable water bottle to avoid adding to waste with disposable plastic bottles. Remember to leave no trace when you visit the pristine national parks.

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With some of the world’s most phenomenal landscapes, you can’t visit Alaska without bringing a camera to capture all the beauty. Bring a few extra SD cards too so you never run out of space.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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