Alaska is a land of extremes : not only does it comprise the most northernly situated point of the States (Point Barrow), the most westernly point (Amatignak), but also the most easterly point of the country (Pochnoi Point). How come ? Thanks to the international date line that crosses the extreme west of the Aleutian Islands.
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Juneau, the only state capital only accessible by plane or by boat, is the ideal starting point for an excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier or a cruise between the glaciers of Tracy Arm, the William Sound or Glacier Bay National Park. The Dalton Highway, stretching from Fairbanks and Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay, mostly follows the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. At the northern end of the route it crosses the Arctic Circle, a popular site to view the Aurora Borealis. Denali National Park encompasses North America’s highest mountain Denali, but modern explorers dubbed it Mount McKinley. Seward is a base for exploring Kenai Peninsula or heading to Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge to watch the famous Kodiak bears. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park preserves the abandoned Kennecott Mines.