Russian influence, blended with Native heritage and fabulous coastal scenery, make this one of Alaska’s most diverting towns.
2 The Chilkoot Trail
Follow in the (frozen) footsteps of the Klondike prospectors on this demanding 33-mile trail near Skagway.
Every Alaska visitor’s favourite small town is the base for superb flightseeing trips around Mount McKinley.
4 Denali National Park
Alaska’s finest park offers superb mountain scenery and incomparable wildlife-spotting around the highest peak in North America.
5 Aurora borealis
The spectacular after-dark displays of the Northern Lights are at their best around Fairbanks from mid-September to mid-March.
6 Dalton Highway
This lonely 500-mile road leads north from Fairbanks, climbing through the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean.