Alaska is home to some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness scenery. From national parks, that epitomizes everything that truly momentous about the state, to towering mountains, glaciers, and icefields, Alaska has one of the most diverse terrains in the U.S. To feed your imagination, here’s our rundown of some of our favorite locations.

Hatcher Pass, Talkeetna Mountains

Alaska Free by Toby Harriman on

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, Kennecott Mine

Kennecott Mine with glacier by Michele Cornelius on

Denali National Park

Winding Alaska by Chris Burkard on


Alaska by Frank Vazquez on

Prince William Sound

Humpback Whale Having Some Fun by Ian Stotesbury on

Kayaking in Valdez

Inside a floating ice by Pete Wongkongkathep on

Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound

Glaciers Galore! de Kalyan Peri en

Gates of the Arctic

Alatna by gstaiger on

Glacier Bay, Margerie Glacier

Margerie Glacier by jonhawton on

Alyeska Girdwood, Girdwood

No limits in AK by Scott Markewitz on

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Alaskan Bears by Scott Cromwell on

Kenai Fjords National Park

Sea Lions by Dirk Seifert on

Featured image by Bureau of Land management Oregon and Washington