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Alaska Travel Regions

Alaska Travel Region - Interior- In Alaska’s heartland, you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, and wide expanses of tundra.
Alaska Travel Region - Southcentral- Home to over half of Alaska’s population, Southcentral is a playground of activities from world-class fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing.
Alaska Travel Region - Far North - The Far North is filled with a rich history and natural wonders, from the gold rush days of yore to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.
Alaska Travel Region - Inside Passage - Shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery — habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Its mountains are carpeted with majestic forests.
Alaska Travel Region - Southwest - For those with a naturalist streak, 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 Alaska’s Southwest region.

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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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - The location of each travel region and the many activities within the region are provided on the individual descriptive page. Maps are also available.


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Alaska - Alaska is a vast territory. The federal lands in this state equal one third the total of the same in the lower 48 states. Recreation opportunities abound in the region although alternative means of transportation are necessary.

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