• Bears in Katmai National Park

Alaska Holidays

Holidays in Alaska are an outdoor lover’s dream, perfect for adventurous travellers who want to experience The Last Frontier. Around 80 percent of this epic state, the largest in the USA, is inaccessible by road, making it an unspoiled paradise filled with wildlife. Come to Alaska for snow topped mountains, mammoth glaciers, coastal rainforests, lakes and some of the world’s most impressive National Parks. Get the best views of this vast wilderness on a helicopter ride over Alaska.

Alaska holiday highlights include spotting all kinds of wildlife, from whales, moose and wolves to Grizzly and Brown Bears. Explore Russian and Native American heritage in the city of Anchorage, see the Northern Lights in Fairbanks and hike the Harding Icefields.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the wonders of Denali National Park
  • See Northern Lights in Fairbanks
  • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
  • Spot Grizzly Bears in Katmai
  • Go whale watching
  • Hike in Harding Icefields

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 17 hours; flights are indirect via other airports in the United States

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English, although Native Alaskan languages are still spoken

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Alaska

Things to do in Alaska

Track wildlife, hike through National Parks, kayak around inlets and coves, cruise beside gigantic glaciers and soar high above the land in a float plane witnessing the beautiful wilderness below. Alaska is an outdoor lovers paradise and has so much on offer for you so you can explore this incredible destination the way you want to. Alaska is ready and waiting for you.

  • Northern Lights

    Northern Lights

    Head to Fairbanks to see the Aurora Borealis, nature’s spectacular light display. The far north of Alaska has minimal light pollution and is ideal for spotting the Northern Lights, which flicker from green to blue and red in the night sky. Although it’s possible to spot the lights all year round, spend a few days in the north for the best chance of cloudless, moonless skies from late August to April.

  • Grizzly Bear

    Wildlife viewing

    Wildlife in Alaska is abundant and no matter which season you choose to visit, there are animals here for you to see. See the arrival of birds in spring, witness the beluga whales close to shore in summer, watch moose bulls rut in Autumn and track wolves through the snow in winter. And of course for the showstoppers, grizzly bears you will want to visit during late spring and summer.

  • Denali National Park

    Denali National Park

    Denali National Park is home to North America’s tallest peak: Mount McKinley. The park covers six million acres of pristine forests, tundra and glaciers and is a haven for wildlife including moose, bears and wolves. Drive along the park’s one road to take in the scenery and stop off for some spectacular hikes. You can also get around by bus, bicycle or go kayaking.

  • Alaskan Cruise

    Glacier Bay National Park

    Spread over 3.3 million acres, Glacier Bay National Park is a protected Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO site best explored by boat. Sail over frigid waters dotted with icebergs, spotting eleven giant glaciers, including the Grand Pacific Glacier. The protected inlets are perfect for kayaking and the area is a feeding ground of Humpback Whales in the summer.

The best time to visit Alaska

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Average weather in January

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
-5ºC
40mm

Average weather in February

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
-4ºC
40mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
1ºC
60mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Alaska
9ºC
80mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
15ºC
100mm

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
20ºC
100mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
22ºC
120mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
21ºC
140mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
17ºC
140mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
10ºC
90mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
4ºC
90mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Alaska
-3ºC
70mm
  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "Book onto an escorted tour, as you will be shown around this incredibly beautiful state by an expert guide. Their knowledge of the region will help you to spot wildlife, such as bears and maybe even wolves, just don't forget your camera."

  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    "Dog sledding in winter in Alaska was awesome. Make sure you wrap up warm though, as it was extremely cold in the wind."

Types of Alaska holidays

Alaska Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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