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Alaska Fun Facts
The state motto is “North to the Future.”
Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 49 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.
Alaska is as big as England, France, Italy and Spain combined.
17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States can be found in Alaska.
The wild forget-me-not is the state’s official flower which was adopted in 1917 by the Territorial Legislature.
The fishing and seafood industry is the state’s largest private industry employer.
Why go on one of our Alaska Tours?
The magical state of Alaska derived from the native Aleut word “alyeshka,” which means “The Great Land” is as its name suggests a place of immense scale and grandeur. Home to countless treasures that fill the pages of coffee books, Alaska defies the imagination and will have anyone immediately planning their next Alaskan tour.
Featuring a variety of estuaries and wildlife, Alaskan tours are perfect for adventurous souls and people just wanting to relax and marvel at the sight of nature. Mt. McKinley, referred to as Denali by the mountaineering community, is considered as America’s most classic climbs. It’s tremendous size and beauty continuously attracts climbers from around the world. An ascent of Denali, touches the psyche of all alpinists and offers those who undertake the challenges an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only is Mt. McKinley a mountaineer’s dream, it’s also a stunning sight when you catch its alpenglow in Wonder Lake at Denali National Park.
Alaska’s ice-age glacial formations is another unique Alaskan sight and are a highlight of any Alaska tour. Winding down from mountains and fjords, its cascading wall of ice is a must-see for adventurers travelling to this great land. Of course, what’s better than seeing glaciers is being able to touch them, which is why there are various helicopter/hiking tours available for tourists. For this quiet yet exciting thrill, perhaps venture down to Juneau, a gateway to Glacier Bay National Park or to Prince William Sound, which boasts the largest collection of tidewater glaciers.
When is the best time to travel?
The best time to tour Alaska is from June 15 to July 15, with most Alaskan tours operating mid-May to mid-September, with the exception of those that go into Denali which only functions from mid-June to mid-August. Daytime highs range from 60F to 80F, with nighttime cools dipping into the 40s and 50s. However, it should be noted that temperatures vary depending on the region you’re visiting.
So what are you waiting for? Let your imagination come to life and call us toll free at 800-665-4981. Our experienced travel agents can tell you more about Alaskan tours and help cross this off your bucket list. If you prefer cruising more, be sure to check out our fantastic Alaska cruise deals for a cruise experience in the great white north like no other.