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Иллюстрированный путеводитель по Аляске. Множество фотографий, иллюстраций и карт как выбрать правильный маршрут. Планы и карты национальных парков Аляски. Огромный выбор отелей и ресторанов город за городом: достопримечательности и праздники. Прогулки, экскурсии и тематические маршруты. Alaska could be approximately divided , into 8 major areas. the most important urban, Anchorage, brings a flavor of city lifestyles to the barren region, whereas to the south, the Kenai Peninsula deals a number of open air actions. Prince William Sound, a superb bay at the south coast, beneficial properties remarkable surroundings and wildlife-viewing. Southeast Alaska, an archipelago of attractive islands, boasts the kingdom capital Juneau, and a number of captivating cities. The titanic inside, bisected via the Alaska variety, includes Fairbanks, the states moment urban, and Alaskas component to the Klondike goldfields. Southwest Alaska combines stark volcanic landscapes with superb fishing grounds, whereas Arctic and Western Alaska is a pristine barren region. under is an summary of every of those assorted areas.

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Events that are not music or sports related typically focus on a local commodity, historic or ethnic event, some sort of novelty, or a natural phenomenon, such as events based around the midnight sun or sea ice. The atmosphere ranges from the elegant formality of the Sitka Summer Music Festival to uninhibited revelry at the Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival. Summer festivals are often boisterous, round-the-clock affairs, while winter events give people the opportunity to get out of the house during the darkest days of the year.

It is geared toward children, who have long had special permission to dig garnets free of charge and sell them to summer tourists. MAY Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival (1st week), Cordova. The return of shorebirds to the Copper River Delta is marked with three days of bird-related activities. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (1st full weekend), APRIL Alaska Folk Festival (mid- Apr), Juneau. This weeklong festival features the hottest folk and bluegrass performers from around Alaska and the Northwest.

For more information on booking and planning see pp264–71. Petersburg lies near the end of the Wrangell Narrows, a barely navigable passage lined with dense forests, hunting and fishing lodges, and homes for rugged vacationers. The town retains its strong Norwegian influence and remains less discovered than Ketchikan or Juneau. Wrangell is a laid-back town at the mouth of the Sitkine River. The totems at Chief Shakes Island are a highlight. Misty Fjords National Monument (see p130) is on the itinerary of many smaller ships, which conduct slow tours of its placid waters.

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