Even if you are sensitive to the cold, you shouldn’t get discouraged: Alaska is more than just freezing temperatures, long icy expanses and sleigh dogs…Just come in the summer months and you will be able to enjoy Alaska’s amazing scenery without a fur coat all the way down to your ankles! You will have a hard time deciding between mountains, glaciers, forests, lakes, archipelagos and wild animals: up here, everything is extraordinary! If you don’t mind a little cold when you travel, you can visit Alaska in the fall and enjoy what is probably the most spectacular natural sight in the world: aurora borealis.
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Alaska is the state of the records: the largest of the United States (ten times larger than the average area of the remaining 49 states), has more kilometers of shoreline than the rest of the United States, has the largest national park (Wrangell-St. Elias), the largest national forest (Tongass) and the highest mountain in the entire North America (Mt. McKinley, 6.138 meters high), has the biggest brown bears in the world (in the Kodiak National Refuge you can find bears that weigh up to 680kg). All in all, an immensity of places waiting for you to discover them! Thanks to its remote position and frigid climate throughout most of the year, Alaska has remained almost completely wild and untouched: if you are used to the classic United States full of small towns, shopping malls and fast foods, here you will definitely be surprised.