|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£373|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£380|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£261|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£285|
Alaska is by far the USA's largest and least densely populated state, and is an entire world of its own removed from the 'Lower 48'. Experiences on Alaska holidays cannot be mimicked or emulated anywhere else. Vast snowy landscapes, cloud-scraping mountains, an abundance of fascinating wildlife species, and an intriguing human history, Alaska offers a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Alaska holidays are always cold and crisp, and suitable for visiting at any time of the year. For a region seemingly so removed and distant on the Arctic Circle that it might as well be Santa's grotto, Alaska holidays are surprisingly accessible. The fastest and easiest way in is by flying to Anchorage from dozens of locations throughout the US North-West and Canada. Once in Alaska, flying is again the cheapest and most practical option for getting around, and there are good domestic connections between major towns. However, it is also possible to reach Alaska overland; rent a car and explore the region's pleasures at your own pace, or to take advantage of Alaska's well-developed cruise ship infrastructure for a magnificent, stress-free way to discover the region's behemoth of natural wonders.
It would take at least one entire lifetime in order to see everything that is offered by Alaska holidays. However, one highlight not to miss is the majestic Mount McKinley, North America's highest mountain, and the rest of the Denali National Park. Wildlife is another major drawcard for Alaska holidays, and the Upper Kenai River is a wonderful place to spot bears. Something that should never be overlooked on Alaska holidays is fresh seafood. Locals take their food and beer very seriously, and chowing down on a monstrous portion of king crab legs, or fresh salmon with a few Alaskan brews and chatty locals is a fantastic memento.