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Alaska & The Yukon

At 365 million acres, Alaska is so large that if you saw 1 million acres per day, it would take you a year to see all of the state. Thirty-nine mountain ranges, 100,000 glaciers, 16 national parks, 17 of the tallest peaks on the continent, and incredible wildlife; now that’s overwhelming! You want to see the best of it all, but there’s so much information.

Where do you start? Right here, with Above & Beyond Travel. We’ll help you navigate Alaska and the Yukon, whether you know exactly where you want to go, have some ideas, or just want someone to tell you how to have the best experience.  The itineraries are complex and we'd love to help you determine the best one for you.

Why choose us? That’s simple. Because we’ve been there; because we’ve partnered with the cruise line that does it best; and because we’ll be there with you every step of the way. Getting started is easy. Give us a call or send us an e-mail. We’d love to share our experiences with you.


Destinations in Alaska & The Yukon
Ketchikan, Alaska PDF Print E-mail

A shopper’s paradise and a nature buff’s dream. This "Gateway City" has so little flat ground that entire streets and sidewalks are built on docks over the water. Ketchikan is also considered Alaska's "Rain Capital" with over 155 inches per year. Be sure to pack your raincoat! Visit the galleries and jewelry and souvenir shops that line the docks or take a flight-seeing tour of breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument.

Ketchikan is also home to Alaska's Native Cultural Center, is a sport fishing capital, and is home to the world's largest collection of totems at Saxman Village. If you are interested in flight-seeing, this is our #3 pick (after Denali and Skagway).


Tracy Arm & Twin Sawyer Glaciers PDF Print E-mail

Some cruises also offer scenic views of Alaska’s most dramatic glaciers. Travel the 26-mile fjord from Tracy Arm to the Twin Sawyer Glaciers. The face of the South Sawyer Glacier extends more than a half mile. You’ll experience mountain peaks, harbor seals and other wildlife and waterfalls galore.

Tombstone National Park: Untamed Wilderness PDF Print E-mail

Ninety miles down the Dempster Highway from Dawson City in the heart of the Yukon, you will find an untamed wilderness called Tombstone. This area is known for it's granite peaks, alpine lakes, and extensive tundra. This national park receives very few visitors; only those on cruisetours from Holland America Line. You’ll explore along the Dempster Highway, passing over the Tintina Trench, a fault line straddling Alaska and the Yukon. Hiking and motor coach tours will be the main excursions in this vast land.

Hubbard Glacier: The Quickest in the World PDF Print E-mail

Advancing faster than any other glacier on the continent, Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most massive. This wall of ice begins on the slopes of Mt. Logan 76 miles away (in the St. Elias Mountain Range) and spreads 40 miles wide. When you see the glacier in Disenchantment Bay, it will measure an amazing 40 stories high and 5 miles wide. Hubbard Glacier is one of the main attractions at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in North America. As you cruise, Alaska’s most mountainous coastline will unfold into 150-miles of peaks, including Mt. Logan and Mt. St. Elias, the second and third-largest mountains in North America.

Join the Arctic Circle Club PDF Print E-mail

You'll find the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska's northernmost park in the state's Brooks Range, that lies just north of and within the Arctic Circle. The park features six rivers and a large amount of wildlife. The highlight is the Arctic Circle sign. Great for photographs and to include with your official, framed Arctic Circle Club Certificate.

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