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Travel through the unexplored expanses of Alaska

Exactly one and a half centuries ago, Russia sold Alaska to the United States, and the territory became the largest state in the country. On August 12, 1732, the expedition of Mikhail Gvozdev discovered Alaska …

Travel through the unexplored expanses of Alaska

In the years 1799-1867, it was under the control of the Russian-American company, but then it was not possible to master such a large territory well. March 30, 1867 a document was signed on the sale of Alaska to the United States. Soon, gold was found here, which was mined over a thousand tons during the gold rush. Alaska includes the mainland and several Pacific island groups. Today, Russians know little about the wild and beautiful places of Alaska.

Mount McKinley is one of the most famous symbol of not only Alaska, but also the United States. This is the highest mountain on the mainland, it is located beyond the Arctic Circle.

The local tribes of the Atabascans called it Denali, which translates as “Great.” In 1896, the peak was renamed in honor of the 25th president of the United States. In 2015, the mountain of six thousandths returned the historical name.

Greek street in the city of Ketchikan
Once the Greek street of Ketchikan was known as a favorite place for prostitutes, so the local police paid special attention to it.

Greek street in the city of Ketchikan

Today on the street you can find many shops and souvenir shops.

Grizzly Brown Bear at Brooks Lake
From the Brooks Lake, which is located in the Kathai National Park, a river of the same name flows. From July to September, salmon go to spawn up the river through waterfalls and rapids.

Grizzly Brown Bear at Brooks Lake

This attracts the attention of bears that fish. Travelers from all over the world come to see fascinating fishing.

Clefts in the Lamplag Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park
On the southeastern coast of Alaska is the Glacier Bay National Park, which is protected by UNESCO.

Clefts in the Lamplag Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park

Here you can find ancient glaciers, fjords and a mountain range. Travelers can enjoy the monumental views of the Lamplag Glacier.

Cruise ship in the port of Juneau
The capital of Alaska, Juneau, was founded in 1881. The city was named after the famous gold seeker Joseph Juneau shortly after the discovery of the gold mine here.

Cruise ship in the port of Juneau

Today, Juneau port accepts cruise ships with travelers.

Tourists on a cruise ship off the coast of Alaska

Humpback whale games
In July, many humpback whales come to the southeast coast of Alaska for hunting, since at that time a lot of krill and herring are found here.

Humpback whale games

The hunting of animals is watched by local residents and tourists.

Le Comte Bay Waterfall, Tongass National Forest
Tongass is the largest national forest in the United States.

Le Comte Bay Waterfall, Tongass National Forest

The facility is located in the southeastern part of Alaska, it includes glaciers, fjords, peaks of the Crimson Ridge and the islands of the Alexander Archipelago.

Observation tower in the forest, Admiralty Island, Tongass National Forest

Bald Eagle, Fish Creek, Tongass National Forest

A moose calf crosses the road near the entrance to Denali National Park
Central Alaska is famous for the Denali Biosphere Reserve.

A moose calf crosses the road near the entrance to Denali National Park

This is one of the most visited attractions in the region – every year there are more than a million tourists.

Seiner salmon sorting, Kodiak Island, Southwest Alaska

Tourists at rest, Chugach State Park
To the east of Anchorage is Chugach State Park, which is the third largest in the United States.

Tourists at rest, Chugach State Park

This is one of the favorite places for outdoor activities among locals.

The last refuge of Chris McCandless
The American traveler Christopher Mackandless is also known by the name Alexander Superstroller. He traveled through Alaska with a minimum of food and equipment, trying to survive in the wild without assistance. At 24, Christopher died of starvation near Denali National Park.

The last refuge of Chris McCandless

There is an abandoned bus on the Stampid trail, which was the last refuge of the traveler. Today it has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists. John Krakauer wrote a book in the Wild on the life of McCandless, the work formed the basis of the eponymous film by Sean Penn.

Swamp with cotton grass, Mitkova island
Mitkov Island is named after the Russian explorer Prokofiy Mitkov and is part of the Alexander Archipelago.

Swamp with cotton grass, Mitkova island

The village of Petersburg is the main settlement of the island.

Souvenirs

Houses in the town of Homer, Kenai Peninsula
On the spit Homer, which protrudes into the Kachemak Bay for about 4 kilometers, there is a city of the same name.

Houses in the town of Homer, Kenai Peninsula

Roadside Cafe, Kenai

Seaview Cafe in Hope, Kenai Peninsula

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