Top Reasons to Go

Bears: The Alaska Peninsula has the world's largest concentrations of brown bears, which congregate in salmon streams every summer.

Alaska Native cultures: Native communities celebrate and support their cultural traditions. Come to the Bush to meet and learn about Alaska Native cultures, traditions, and experiences.

Fishing: You could see (and catch!) 50-pound salmon, 8-pound trout, and be the only one on your block to know what sheefish tastes like.

The land of the Midnight Sun: Only north of the Arctic Circle is the sun above the horizon 24 hours a day in summer; in Utqiaġvik, the sun doesn't set at all from mid-May to August.

The great outdoors: Want the world to yourself? Bush Alaska includes millions of acres of remote parklands and wildlife refuges, including the least-visited national park in the United States.

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