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The Interior Travel Guide

Plan Your The Interior Vacation

Alaska's Interior remains the last frontier, even for the Last Frontier state. The northern lights sparkle above a vast, mostly uninhabited landscape that promises adventure for those who choose to traverse it. Come here for wildlife-rich, pristine land and hardy locals, a rich and quirky history, gold panning, nonstop daylight in the summer, or ice-sculpting competitions under the

northern lights in winter. Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, rafting, fishing, skiing, and dogsledding. And don't forget to top off the experience with a soak in the hot springs.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Gold-rush heritage The frontier spirit of the richest gold rush in Alaska remains alive in Fairbanks. From exploring dredges to panning for gold, chances to participate in the past abound.
  2. Stern-wheeler cruises The riverboatDiscoveryis an authentic stern-wheeler that cruises the Chena and Tanana rivers, which served as highways long before there were roads. Discovery is an authentic stern-wheeler that cruises the Chena and Tanana rivers, which served as highways long before there were roads.
  3. The gateway to the Arctic Fairbanks is an essential point for connections to northern Alaska—vast land of the midnight sun and the northern lights.
  4. Dog mushing The Interior is Alaska's prime mushing spot. Many people live here just so they can spend every free winter moment running sled dogs.
  5. The U of A Fairbanks is home to Alaska’s main university campus. This means the best museums, endless cultural events, and all the other perks of a college town. Just one that gets to −50°F in the winter.

When To Go

When to Go

June and July bring near-constant sun (nothing quite like walking out of a restaurant at 11 pm into broad daylight), sometimes punctuated by aftern...

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