Description - Alaska is a land of superlatives and adventure. The Great Land consists of five distinct regions: Far North, Southwest, Inside Passage, Southcentral and Interior. Each is described in the pages of this section.
- The attractions of each region vary greatly from the water oriented inside passage to the splendor of Denali park to the tundra of the far north.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities also vary greatly from region to region in Alaska. Fishing, hiking, climbing, are all abundant in the parks and forests of Alaska.
Climate - The climate in Alaska varies with terrain and region. The south-central region of the state is most temperate because it is protected from cold northern winds by the Alaska Range. The large bodies of water that lies closely to this area create a stabilizing factor for the air temperature. Southeast Alaska is wet. An average of 80 inches of rain comes to this region directly from the Gulf of Alaska.
The location of each travel region and the many activities within the region are provided on the individual descriptive page. Maps are also available.