Even in the age of the iPhone, planning a trip to Alaska still has that Klondike-y gold-rush feel to it, like you’re setting off into a Wilderness branded with a capital W.

America’s most remote and northerly state, famously bought for 2 cents an acre in 1867, is still a world apart in a lot of ways, from the old mining town of Nome and frontier settlements full of subsistence-hunting locals, to the snowy slopes of Mt McKinley and the bear-studded salmon runs of the Kenai River. Alaska tours might not be the right word. In Alaska they call them ‘Adventures’. 

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