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Alaska & Yukon Port Planner

Alaska is a land shaped by epic geologic forces—one of the world’s last true wildernesses. Here you can still escape civilization and witness the grandeur of nature unfolding around you.Twisting, narrow fjords carved over eons serve as scenic highways for great ships—highways that eventually lead…

Alaska is a land shaped by epic geologic forces—one of the world’s last true wildernesses. Here you can still escape civilization and witness the grandeur of nature unfolding around you.Twisting, narrow fjords carved over eons serve as scenic highways for great ships—highways that eventually lead to magical destinations like Glacier Bay National Park where the glaciers tower over the sea and where you’ll hear the crack and crash of new icebergs as they calve off in blocks the size of houses. In the waters below, whales gulp vast mouthfuls of tiny plankton before coming to the surface to exhale blasts of spray, or to catch a glimpse of the distant land.Scattered, remote outposts sit along the lushly forested coast, each reflecting a chapter of Alaska’s hardscrabble history. Sitka bears traces of the days when Russia ruled these shores, while Ketchikan is studded with the totem poles of native tribes that maintain their ancient traditions to this day. In Skagway, swinging-door saloons and trading posts persist from the gold-rush glory days when the town was “the Gateway of the Klondike.” You can still board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad which navigates steep mountains and deep gorges on its way into the famed Yukon Territory. After passing through any of these towns, you’ll reach the vast wilderness of the state’s interior where you can pan for gold, cast a line into icy lakes and rivers, or spot moose, bald eagles and bears on a mountain hike.

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