More mountains than buildings,more wildlife than people and more glaciers than traffic lights.
Alaska – it's amazingly different, with the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parks, the highest concentration of glaciers and the longest stretch of coastline in the US. Alaska is a place of magnificence but it’s not beyond your reach.
Alaska's intriguing history is closely intertwined with that of the people who settled here thousands of years ago. Alaska Natives comprise almost 16 percent of Alaska’s population. These indigenous people interweave today’s modern lifestyle with their own cultural threads and spiritual beliefs, preserving the gifts of tradition for the coming generations.
Winter is a time when Alaska sparkles and shines, when much of the land is covered by a blanket of soft snow. This is the time to see the Northern Lights and share in the excitement of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Anchorage to Nome ). You’ll find an abundance of winter activities, including downhill, heli and crosscountry skiing, snow machining, show shoeing and dog mushing.
||591,004 sq miles|
||Alaskan - 9 hrs behind the UK|
||Anchorage: -15°C (5°F) in winter to 20°C (68°F) in summer; Juneau - 1°C(30°F) in winter to 16°C (61°F) in summer; Fairbanks: -30°C (22°F) in winter to 25°C (77°F) in summer|
||There are 17 Parks and Natural preserves all around Alaska full of wilderness.|