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Holidays in Alaska

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Alaska Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Alaska hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Alaska trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Alaska

Hyatt Place Anchorage Midtown
Hyatt Place Anchorage Midtown
3 out of 5
101 EAST TUDOR RD, Anchorage, AK
Free cancellation
The price is AU$172 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.
4.5/5Wonderful! (168 reviews)

"It was nice, would like it better if there was a bathtub."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Hyatt Place Anchorage Midtown
The Lakefront Anchorage
The Lakefront Anchorage
3.5 out of 5
4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 29 Oct. to 30 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (949 reviews)

"Pros: Room was clean and nice . Lobby had pretty neat wildlife mounts in it . Breakfast restaurant had great food and a great wait staff. Hotel sits on a lake or water runway where planes land and take off . Hotel is only about five minutes from the airport . Cons: no microwave or fridge in room ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

The Lakefront Anchorage
Alyeska Resort
Alyeska Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$249 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,157 reviews)

"I loved having access to all the hiking trails and the views. But the tram was closed during my visit so that was the only dislike. I will be back"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Alyeska Resort
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Top activities in Alaska

Northern Lights & Arctic Circle Winter Excursion
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Northern Lights & Arctic Circle Winter Excursion

Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Anchorage All Around City Tour w/ taste of smoked salmon
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Anchorage All Around City Tour w/ taste of smoked salmon

Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Winter Tour
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Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Winter Tour

Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Alaska Holiday

This second-to-last US state is also the largest. Explore this faraway land of mountains, gold mining, dog sledding, whale watching and hiking glaciers. Alaska’s sheer size, 663,300 square miles (1.7 million square kilometres), means you’ll find myriad adventures as you travel across diverse regions of the state. Experience mountains, glaciers and beaches as they change character with the seasons.

In the centre of the state, Fairbanks showcases its history as a gold-rush town. Try panning for gold like the old-timers did in the 1840s and ’50s. Visit Alaskaland Pioneer Park with a replica of a Native American village and a Wild West theme park. From early fall to mid spring, watch for the shimmering lights of the aurora borealis.

From Fairbanks, take the McKinley Explorer railroad to one of the state’s most impressive sites, Denali National Park. If you’re an experienced mountain climber, scale the 20,237-foot (6,168-metre) Denali peak (formerly known as Mt. McKinley). Otherwise simply enjoy the impressive view reflected in Wonder Lake. Look for moose, grizzly bear, caribou and 130 different bird species in the park’s natural wilderness area.

Take a soothing thermal bath at the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Stop nearby to see ice carvings at the Aurora Ice Museum. Kayak along the Chena River or brave the chilly waters floating in a tube.

On the southern coast, Anchorage offers opportunities to tour fjords in Prince William Sound, hike in the Chugach Mountains and see the start of the March Iditarod dog sled race. Learn about local history at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Centre and see lifelike exhibits at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. Enjoy a sandy ocean shoreline at Kincaid Beach or watch Pacific loons and swim in the warmer waters of Goose Lake.

Farther south in Homer, watch commercial fishermen haul in the day’s catch. Even better, charter a fishing boat to cast your own line for salmon or halibut. Hike the Kenai Mountains and ski down the Wosnesenski Glacier.

Alaska’s capital of Juneau is a great spot for whale-watching. Do a glacier walk; you have many sites to choose from: Herbert, Sawyer, Mendenhall Glaciers and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Alaska?
A: To avoid stresses such as costly parking fees and manoeuvring through busy city streets, many travellers decide to take public transportation or use ride-share services when they’re staying in Anchorage. That said, if you plan to head out and enjoy some wonderful new adventures in Matanuska-Susitna, having your very own car is definitely the best way to go. If you need help finding a comfy set of wheels, check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Alaska.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Alaska?
A: Alaska has several airports of varying sizes. International flights mostly touchdown at:
  • Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.): 31 international flights per month.
  • Juneau, AK (JNU-Juneau Intl.): 9 international flights per month.
  • Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.): 1 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Alaska?
A: From high-end options to those which just offer the basics, there’s a wealth of choice. Many visitors choose to relax and unwind in hotels. Other commonly booked types of accommodation in Alaska are bed & breakfasts, cabins and lodges.
Q: What does an Alaska holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can choose to map out every little detail of your holiday or let Expedia help you out with a fantastic Alaska holiday package. Hotels, flights and car rentals — we have them covered. All you have to do is work out what activities and experiences you’d like to try.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Alaska?
A: Save money (and time) by bundling your bookings with us. From Rental Cars to Hotels, Expedia has everything you need for your exciting Alaska escape. The more organised you are, the more savings you stand to make. You’ll also have less to stress about when you get to your destination.
Q: What are the best things to do in Alaska?
A: With top attractions like Alyeska Ski Resort and Sullivan Arena to see, it’s little wonder holiday makers love Anchorage. If visiting this wonderful city is part of your travel itinerary, remember to stop by Iditarod Trail Headquarters too.