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Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic city centre harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.

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Juneau, Alaska

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

When you're in Juneau, you shouldn't miss the amazing glacial landscape. The best view available is from the seat of a helicopter on one of our shore excursions, where you can watch for bear, mountain goats and moose. Then, once you've landed, we'll take you on a once-in-a-lifetime dogsled ride.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Relive Juneau's gold-rush history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek. Trace the route taken by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in their search for gold over 100 years ago. Get hands-on experience panning for gold in Gold Creek. "Guaranteed gold in every pan!" Then explore Juneau's mining past with a look at the remnants of a century-old mine.
  • Fly in a floatplane over five breathtaking glaciers to the Taku Glacier Lodge for a king salmon feast. And don't be surprised if a black bear wanders into the garden.
  • Take a fully narrated helicopter flight over four translucent glaciers within the Juneau Ice Field. You'll soar past towering peaks and picturesque alpine lakes on this exciting adventure.
  • Explore Juneau on foot. With more trails than roads, Alaska's capital features world-class hiking – through glacial waterfalls and the largest temperate rainforest in the state.

Sporting Adventures

  • You won't have to tell your friends about 'the one that got away' when you go sport fishing in Alaska. The waters abound with king and silver salmon.
  • On Auke Bay, take a high-speed catamaran ride specifically designed for wildlife-watching. The bay is rich with humpback and killer whales, sea lions and porpoises.
  • Helicopter glacier trekking is one of the most exciting ways to explore the scenic wonders of the glaciers. We'll fly you in and hike with you in some of the most fascinating areas in the world. No experience is necessary.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Don't miss the true taste of Alaska – an authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake with all the trimmings. You'll taste some of the freshest, most delicious salmon in the world.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Juneau, Alaska


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 29.4° -1.44°
Average Low 19° -7.22°
Mean Temperature 24° -4.44°
Record High 57° 13.89°
Record Low -22° -30°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 4.5 in 11.43 cm

    Before You Visit

    For accessibility information while visiting Juneau, please visit Alaska Accessible Travel's website.

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