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Alaska is a great place to visit! Did a DIY trip there back in 2015. Hit Talkeetna, Barrow (now Utqiaġvik), Anchorage and Seward with some side trips to Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks!

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I looked into visiting Alaska this summer and it was coming up more expensive than Iceland. For me both are a 6 hour flight; I chose Iceland.

To give a sense of the impending crowding: previously from Minneapolis in the summer there were 4 nonstops/day to Alaska. This summer a third airline (Alaska Air) is joining in offering service and there will be 8-9 nonstops/day among the 3 airlines.

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Tom MN--We are looking to go to Alaska in September after Iceland in August;) We won't be doing the tourist things though, just going up to visit family in the bush for the annual moose hunt.

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We tried to do a DIY visit a few years ago. Ended up way too expensive so we opted for a cruise with a couple extra days at the end .