Alaska, the 49th state, the Last Frontier. Wild, rugged, stark, mysterious and jaw-droppingly gorgeous. With no shortage of wild mountain landscapes, beautiful glaciers, and abundant wildlife Alaska will pull you in with its beauty and refuse to let you go from its icy grip. In this complete guide we share absolutely everything that you need to know for your trip to Alaska.
English is the official language in Alaska. While English is Alaska’s most common language, in 2014, 20 Native languages were also declared official state languages, they include: Aleut, Alutiiq, Central Yup’ik, St Lawrence Island Yu’pik, Inupiaq, Tlingit, Ahtna, Dena’ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Upper Kuskokwim, Koyukon, Lower Tanana, Tanacross, Upper Tanana, Gwich’in, Han, Haida, and Tsimshian.Sadly, some of the languages have very few speakers left, and even one, Eyak has gone extinct.
You have a few options in way of accommodation in Alaska including hotels, lodges, boat houses etc. These places are starting to spring up more and more, but expect to only see them in larger cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Homer, and Seward. Visit our website for more booking options.
In general, the best season to visit Alaska is summer, from June to August. It's cold along the northern and north-western coast, but at least the temperature is above freezing. It's very cool on the remaining western coasts and on the islands, with a daily average around 10 °C (50 °F).
While Alaska might not be San Francisco or Paris, you’ll find the Last Frontier offers unexpected delight to lovers of food and drink. The near endless daylight combines with rich glacial soils to yield remarkably tasty vegetables and fruits. The pristine North Pacific Ocean produces a bounty of seafood unmatched just about anywhere else in the world. Here’s our list of the foods and libations you should try!