After spending three months in the most northern state of The United States of America, I can confirm the remote wilderness and wild animals, but it’s much more than that.

Alaska is an exciting destination with so much to offer and so much to experience. If you’ve ever wondered; what is Alaska known for? Then you’re about to find out.

What Is Alaska Known For?

In this guide, we’ve listed some of the most amazing things Alaska is known for, so you can get an understanding on what this state is all about.

Long hours of daylight in the summer

Many people assume Alaska is cold all year round, but that’s not so much true during the summer months. In fact, Alaska is also called the land of the midnight sun, so during June and July you will almost get 24 hours of sunlight!

The Northern Lights

The best time of year to see them are from August until April when the seasons move into Autumn and Winter, as the skies become dark enough to see them.

Incredible hiking trails

Alaska is home to the highest peaks in North America, Mount McKinley, which sits at 6,190 meters above sea level. If you want to hike this beast, it will take 23 days and a few oxygen tanks, plus some sledging gear.

The Denali Highway

Another thing that Alaska is famous for is the adventurous ride on Denali Highway – one of the most remote highways in Alaska – a gravel road in partially poor conditions.

Vast wilderness: no cell phone, no cars and no trails

If you are planning on camping in Alaska, you will quickly learn to enjoy the freedom and choose your own path.

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