Alaska into the wild

The Indian name Aleut « alaxsxaq » means « continent »

Indeed, everything is huge from snowy mountain peaks to immense glaciers stretching as far as the horizon, active volcanoes and without the slightest mark of human presence.  

The state holds an exceptional fauna and flora and the greater concentration of bears (70% of the Ursidae population in country)

This is an almost virgin territory where man footprint is quasi inexistent and this is rare and precious.   

Welcome to Alaska, welcome to the last frontier, into uncharted territories!

South Central
This is your gateway to Alaska, the most accessible for first visitors who want to discover mountains and lakes, remote wilderness linked via roads.
The idea place where to admire the most impressive and iconic landscapes.
From Anchorage, you will easily reach Kenai Fjords and the Harding Icefield, 714 square miles of ice, up to a mile thick.
You will be transported into an Arctic wonderland of spectacular glaciers, snowy mountains, and magnificent deep fjords.
It is also the ideal spot for world-class sport fishing and river rafting.
Anchorage:  a city between mountain and sea and the entry point for adventure, as it is conveniently located nearby national parks and glaciers.

Learn about Alaska’s indigenous people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center 

Kenai Peninsula & Fjords National Park
A breathtaking land made of 100 miles between glaciers and rugged coastal landscape, in particular Aialik Glacier or Holgate Glacier.
We recommend taking the Alaska Railroad scenic train to reach the Kenai Peninsula
An amazing sea fauna: otters, sea lions, seals, orcas or humpback whales – that you can approach
The ideal playground for active traveller:  river fishing, deep sea fishing, dog sledding, glacier hiking, helicopter tours, whitewater rafting and jet boating

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Home of nine of the sixteen tallest mountains in the United States and one of the larger glacier.
Ideal for active travellers who loves artic adventure such as glacier trekking and ice climbing,

400 km from Anchorage, you will be seduced by the majesty of the park, its peaks sprinkled with snow, its lush forest, its tundra and its vast wilderness.
As you explore the park, encounter bears, caribou, elk, sheep, and wolves. And if the weather permits, you may get a glimpse at Mount McKinley, the highest mountain on the North American continent at 6,194 m above sea level.
With over 20 hours of daylight in summer, it is an ideal spot for active travellers:  fly fishing, glacier trekking, hiking, or kayaking and rafting trips.   

Glacier Bay National Park & Juneau
Into the Ice Age!
Experience a Glacier Cruise or even better sea kayaking inside the bay remains the best way to see the park and its famous summer « residents » the whales, mostly humpbacks and killer whales.
This is a 65-mile fjord of spectacular beauty that can only be reached by plane or ferry.
This park is not easy to reach but will reward you with one of most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

Juneau is the gateway to ice paradise with more than 140 glaciers, nearby.  Just outside downtown is the Mendenhall Glacier, arguably the most accessible glacier in Alaska.
The Ice Field will give you the rare opportunity to admire rugged crevasses and azure blue ice.
The coastline offers a great variety of wildlife, from brown bears, humpback whales, sea lions and orcas, puffins, mountain goats, moose and eagles.
Millions of salmons return each summer and makes it an iconic place for people who like to fish.
You can only reach Juneau by sea or air.  It is a quaint little town, with historical buildings, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.    

The Bush, Southwest, the land of bears
Wilderness at its best with the volcanic scenery of Katmai National Park and the lush green forests of Kodiak, the ‘Emerald Isle’, Southwest Alaska is a vast refuge for wild life.
Walking along the Arctic Ocean gives you this unique impression of virtually being at the edge of the Earth.
Bear and salmon are the main attractions.
For many the Bush, the vast wetlands of Western Alaska is the real Alaska where people are still operating like pioneers, the environment is extreme, life is difficult, but the people are very welcoming.
Easily accessible, arrive just for a day on a float plane, return to Anchorage before dark, it is an ideal 1 day destination into the wild. 

Lake Clark National Park :  you will get it all, mountains, glaciers, granite spires, thundering waterfalls, waved-washed coastline and the largest lake in the state.
A 42-mile-long turquoise body of water ringed in by mountains.
An amazing wildlife:  brown and black bears, moose, the Mulchatna caribou, dall sheep and wolves. Harbor seals, beluga whales, Steller sea lions and sea otters are seen along the coast while the rivers and lakes feature outstanding fishing for salmon, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden, northern pike, lake trout and rainbow trout.

National Wild Rivers – Chilikadrotna, Tlikakila and Mulchatna Rivers are a dream for rafters and paddlers in inflatable canoes and kayaks. Sport anglers are attracted to the park because Lake Clark’s watershed is one of the world’s most important producers of Bristol Bay red salmon.

Deep into the North above the Arctic Circle
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
A landscape made of boreal forests, treeless slopes of Arctic tundra and scenic rivers.
It is a very remote area, very hard to access by road and therefore a sanctuary for caribou, muskoxen and more than 145 species of birds.
In summer you can raft and hike and in the winter practice dog mushing and cross-country skiing.

Explore its natural wonder
:    witness sundog, this rare sighting is only possible in extremely cold conditions. See a bore tide; the tides are so strong that they create a wave up streams which can last for miles. Marvel at volcanoes:  with 130 volcanoes in Alaska, your path will cross many.  Walk on a glacier, with 100,000 glaciers; you’re bound to stumble over one or more.  Sight an iceberg, these giant white or blue ice cubes floating are always gorgeous.  Encounter the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) for a fairy moment.  Meet its incredible wildlife:  grizzlies (Katmai Coast), caribou (interior), and polar bears (north), not to mention the marine life such as several species of whales and orca.

Discover a rich and vibrant culture:  pay a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center to discover a living, dynamic culture  that you can experience firsthand.  Attend the whaling festival in Barrow in June, 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and the largest Eskimo village in the world.  Walk among the totems, they have long been skillfully crafted by the native cultures in Southeast Alaska, primarily Tlingit and Haidi.  Shop for authentic Native Alaska arts and crafts, made of smooth bone and intricate weavings.  This is a wonderful way to literally touch the local culture. 

For foodies, explore the culinary wonder of Alaska, smoke sockeye salmon, hot sauce made from kelp, tea made from indigenous Alaskan plants, king crab, salmon, and halibut, birch syrup, as well as locally brewed award-winning beer and craft cocktails.  If you are a true food warrior, try Muktuk, the skin and blubber of a whale, served raw in tiny cubes, but it can also be deep-fried, pickled, or stewed.  Fireweed jelly is also a very special delicacy made of  Alaska’s wildflowers 

For active travels, paddle an artic river, climb on the Rooftop of North America by hiking Mount McKinley, backpack Katmai National Park and witness volcanoes that still steam, run your own sled dog team beneath the Northern Lights, Kayak Aialik Bay and slip silently across blue-green, glacier-fed waters, walk with grizzly bears in Katmai National Park. 



Experience the Gold Rush hysteria

At Pioneer Park, see authentic historic constructions from all over the state and actors in period costumes.

Board a scenic train

An unparalleled window into Alaska’s backcountry “soul”.

Take a flightseeing tour over Denali National Park

For a “front row” wilderness experience

Walk inside an ice cave

Few sites on the planet can rival the wonder of glacier-fed ice caves, and there are plenty to be found in Alaska’s wide open spaces.

Spend a night in the wilderness

Ultima Thule Lodge is literally in the middle of nowhere 100 miles from the nearest road.   Experience all the comforts of the modern world in this exclusive lodge, in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.


Borealis Basecamp

Experience the beauty of the Alaskan outdoors…from inside. Located just north of Fairbanks, the Borealis Basecamp is the perfect Arctic getaway, offering rugged landscapes, first class accommodations and heartfelt Alaskan service, all with the Northern Lights overhead.

Founded by one man who decided he wanted to share Alaska’s unforgettable scenery, people and adventures with the rest of the world, the camp is miles away from a single light or other person — a place surrounded completely by nature. The basecamp’s transparent ceilinged domes are located on a north facing ridge crest at an altitude of about 1,200. The ceilings wrap around you, blending the outside and inside together, while a sixteen-foot curved window placed directly overhead provides east to north horizon sky visibility.

Guests can lay back in bed and be entranced by the dancing northern lights before drifting off to sleep in a luxurious, cozy bed. The domes provide a surprisingly spacious interior, with a kitchenette and full bath located inside, as well as high-level amenities. Guests can enjoy local flavors with a European twist at the locally crafted thirty-foot round yurt on the basecamp. Beyond the amazing food and views, visitors can also enjoy photography, mushing, and snow machine rentals.

Ultima Thule Lodge

An off the beaten track paradise lies deep in the Alaskan Wilderness, accessible only by plane. Immersed in nature, you will discover an outpost designed for adventure and enhanced comfort. Experience a world, far away from civilization, 100 miles away from the closer road.  You will only hear wild animals of the Chitina River Valley and the wolves howl at night.  Step away from modernity, no cell phone to distract you, such the peacefulness of wilderness to embrace.  If you need to disconnect, this is the place!


Chena Hot Springs Resort

Offering a hot tub and indoor pool, Chena Hot Springs Resort is set in Chena Hot Springs. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bath. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Enjoy an Appletini at a bar made of ice, or bath in geothermal hot springs.  If you are lucky enough at night you could have a glimpse at the Northern Lights.


The Grande Denali Lodge

The Grande Denali Lodge, with 160 guest rooms and 6 guest cabins, is conveniently located one mile north of the entrance of Denali National Park. Perched above the park atop Sugarloaf Mountain, the Grande has the best views of the Alaska Range in the area. The courtesy shuttle will take you to the Denali National Park visitors center, Alaska Railroad depot, Denali bus depot and area attractions, just a few minutes away from your serene retreat on the hill.


Talkeetna Alaska Lodge

Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Talkeetna town centre, this Alaska lodge offers on-site dining options and a fitness room. All guest rooms feature mountain or forest views.

Rooms at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge include a flat-screen TV with cable and free Wi-Fi. The comfortably furnished rooms feature a fridge and coffee facilities.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge features The Foraker Dining Room and Base Camp Bistro, both offering traditional Alaskan cuisine including seafood, steaks and game. The Base Camp Lounge boasts an extensive wine list as well as signature cocktails.


A Taste of Alaska Lodge

Located in Fairbanks, close enough to take advantage of the city yet far enough from town to view the Northern Lights.

A Taste of Alaska Lodge offers accommodation with a patio or a balcony, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a garden.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at the lodge.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.


Hotel The Lakefront Anchorage

Situated on the shores of Lake Hood, this hotel offers free 24-hour shuttle service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and downtown Anchorage. It features on-site dining and guest rooms with complimentary WiFi access.

Each guest room at The Lakefront Anchorage includes dark hardwood furniture and cable HDTV. A refrigerator, coffee maker, and an in-room personal safe are featured.

Watching the regular stream of float planes takeoff and land only adds to the fun.


Windsong Lodge

This seasonal Seward, Alaska lodge offers rooms with Alaskan-style log furniture, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. The lodge is located on the Resurrection River with views of the nearby Chugach Mountains.

It is outside the city of Seward. Kenai Fjords National Park is within easy reach,

Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, full private bath and a coffee maker. The spacious rooms at the lodge are fully carpeted, heated and have exterior entrances.

The Resurrection Roadhouse Restaurant is part of the Seward Lodge and features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guest can enjoy fresh Alaskan seafood at the restaurant, which also features beer and wine.


Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

This deluxe lodge offers a remote escape for people who want to disconnect.

The hotel is open all year long.  The range of activities is endless from helicopter tours to nearby glaciers to fat-biking across a glacier or heli-hiking.  If you are looking for something more relaxing, what about paddleboarding  across Judd Lake, or simply unwinding in a hot-tub. 

Winter offers the options of  skiing (traditional and cross-country), and snowshoeing

Private chef services are available.


Alyeska Resort

This luxurious hotel is nestled among the beautiful Chugach Mountains and surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wildlife.

Located only 64 km from Anchorage, guests can easily experience top-rated ski trails, view stunning glaciers or get closed to the exciting wildlife, only seconds away.

Activities can also be arranged  such as glacier hiking, white water rafting and dog sledding.

Guests can also take a ride on the hotel’s tramway, leading to the top of the mountains and offering unrivaled views of the surrounding area.

Authentic accommodations are furnished with Native Alaskan artwork, creating a special atmosphere. 

Ski boot storage and MP3 compatible radios.

A large variety of dining options are also available on-site at the Alyeska. Guests can enjoy fine cuisine at Seven Glaciers, or casual dishes at the Tramway Cafe


Hotel Captain Cook

Located in downtown Anchorage, this luxury hotel is near the Anchorage Museum.

Large and modern hotel with  4 restaurants, a conference centre, and 15 retail stores.

Among the various dining options is the Crow’s Nest featuring fine dining French/American cuisine and a wide variety of wine. The Pantry café specializes in Alaskan dishes.

Beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet are provided from each room at Captain Cook Hotel. Decorated with rich colors and carpeted floors, all rooms include free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator.


Hotel Winterlake Lodge

Winterlake Lodge has just four units—huge, hand-crafted log cabins that feature handmade furniture and thick carpets. Relax inside, or sit outside and soak in the fields of rare chocolate lilies against the alpine view of Trimble Glacier and the shimmering lake.

Owner Kirsten is a Cordon-Bleu-trained chef.  She offers  cooking classes.  You can also gather berries for your night’s dessert. She hosts daily wine and cheese tastings, and prepares great meals with local ingredients.


Tutka Bay Lodge

This amazing lodge is nestled in Kachemak Bay, at the head of the bay’s rugged seven-mile fjord. Spread over ten acres, take in the surrounding coastline, with deep fjords, towering mountains, deserted beaches, sprawling green forests and waters flowing and bulging with the tides.

Cooking School at Tukta Bay, where expert local chefs will introduce you to new cuisine and help prepare a three-course meal from one of their eight global menus


Johnstone Adventure Lodge, fly-in-only lodge

A true wilderness experience, two secluded chalets set amid a stunning mixture of sea, forest, and a glacier-formed lake.

The first amazing experience is to fly in an helicopter or bush plane over the spectacular Alaskan landscape, staring at sea, mountains, glaciers, and the gorgeous Kenai Fjords, before landing on a quiet beach in a glacier-carved valley.   You will enter a pristine land. 

Wake up in this lush forest, surrounded by trees, thick carpets of moss, and wild berries and mushrooms. 

Enjoy the beach and surf, or just a sunset and moonlight beach fire.

On the Excelsior Glacier, you can take a zodiac or kayak tour, while spotting mountain goats, deers, black bears, and of course the Harbor Seals

Trekking and hiking is also available.


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