Visiting Alaska

Grizzlies, wolves, seals, and America’s national bird, the bald eagle, comprise but a few native inhabitants of the vast and wild Alaskan territory. In its Interior region, Mt. McKinley parts the clouds and Denali National Park exemplifies Alaska’s natural state. The Inside Passage marks cruise-ship territory, and the Far North offers Arctic Circle endeavors and the demystification of Eskimo tales. Try a day trip to Mendenhall Glacier, or a Glacier Bay Day Cruise to get up-close and personal with these ice-giants, or take in the state’s unique and incredible landscape on a Kenai Fjords Tour.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing ... Read More
Grizzlies, wolves, seals, and America’s national bird, the bald eagle, comprise but a few native inhabitants of the vast and wild Alaskan territory. In its Interior region, Mt. McKinley parts the clouds and Denali National Park exemplifies Alaska’s natural state. The Inside Passage marks cruise-ship territory, and the Far North offers Arctic Circle endeavors and the demystification of Eskimo tales. Try a day trip to Mendenhall Glacier, or a Glacier Bay Day Cruise to get up-close and personal with these ice-giants, or take in the state’s unique and incredible landscape on a Kenai Fjords Tour.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Alaska

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Anchorage to Denali

Written by lwrbva on 01 Oct, 2011

The rooms were big but basic. The breakfast buffet was minimal. They had a waffle machine, a few apples and oranges, cereal and hard boiled eggs. We caught the Alaska Railroad to Denali after breakfast. Checking in for the train was…Read More


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Getting there

Written by lwrbva on 01 Oct, 2011

Our flight to Anchorage reminded us of when airline flying used to be fun and exciting. The captain descended below a cloud layer so we could keep our view of the magnificent Wrangell St. Elias National Park. This park can only be accessed…Read More


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Denali NP- Road Lottery Weekend (part 2 of 2)

Written by MilwVon on 27 Sep, 2011

Continuing with Sunday 9/18 . . .I went back into the park, in hopes of seeing those sheep and the bears closer. I was fortunate to arrive at the location for the afternoon bear jam before there was anyone else (other than a park ranger)…Read More


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Denali NP- Road Lottery Weekend (part 1 of 2)

Written by MilwVon on 27 Sep, 2011

The Denali Park Road Lottery occurs annual in mid September, at the end of their season, weather permitting. The National Park Service conducts a drawing whereby 400 people are selected for each of the four days of the road lottery. This year there…Read More


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Denali National Park

Written by MilwVon on 27 Sep, 2011

This was my third trip to Denali National Park in five years. On my prior two visits to the park David and I used the required NPS shuttle bus service to enter and explore the park. This trip, however was different as it was during…Read More


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Flightseeing from Anchorage to Seattle

Written by stvchin on 06 Sep, 2011

Flying to and from the "lower 48" up to Alaska can present some very unique scenic opportunities, especially the flights to or from the west coast. When flying to Alaska, particularly Anchorage or even Fairbanks, I like to sit on the landward side, or the…Read More


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Northern Lights - Dancing in the Sky

Written by AmandaGal on 14 Mar, 2011

One of the things I wanted to do while in Fairbanks was see the Northern Lights. I thought it wasn't going to happen, because I read more trip reports of people not seeing them at all or just barely seeing green bands than I…Read More


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Northern Sky Lodge Mushing Adventure

Written by AmandaGal on 14 Mar, 2011

I had planned to go mushing with Paws for Adventure, but I read about Northern Sky Lodge on Trip Advisor. The price was about the same and Pascale seemed really nice in the emails so, I decided to book the tour. We had…Read More


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Getting Around in Alaska During Winter

Written by MilwVon on 13 Mar, 2011

Every time I'm in Alaska during the winter months, I'm amazed at the resilience of its residents. One would think that temperatures below zero would keep people inside and not very mobile but nothing could be further from the truth.During my first couple of…Read More


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Get Out of the City!

Written by MilwVon on 13 Mar, 2011

If your travels bring you to Anchorage for business or an abbreviated visit, do yourself a favor and get out of the city! There are a lot of very beautiful places less than an hour from downtown Anchorage. My friend Jane was amazed…Read More


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