Farming in the Last Frontier

Thanks to Alaska’s ‘midnight sun’, farmers can take advantage of nearly 24-hours of sunlight during the summer months. With an average growing season of 105 days long, the extra sunlight is crucial. Spend 10 days exploring the different farmlands of Alaska, from the coast of Kachemak Bay, all the way into the subarctic.

Suggested Route

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Arrive Anchorage

Meet your private driver/guide at the Anchorage International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage
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Anchorage to Homer

Journey along the scenic Turnagain Arm to the coastal town of Homer. With the jutting Chugach Mountains to your left and the rapidly-moving waters of Cook Inlet to your right, you will find a concentrated series of diverse landscapes and experiences.
Overnight Homer

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Homer

Spend today getting a glimpse into Homer’s livestock, organic vegetables, blossoming peonies, and oyster farms.
Overnight Homer
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Homer to Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Venture into the heart of Alaska’s agriculture as you make your way from Homer to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The valley is rimmed by three mountain ranges: the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains, and the Chugach Mountains. Like many parts of Alaska, the area was carved by glaciers.
Overnight Matanuska-Susitna Valley

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Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Spend the day exploring the fertile Matanuska-Susitna River Valley. The valley is Alaska’s most important agricultural area, and yields record-breaking produce. Visit a few local farms and learn what makes the valley an ideal location for farming.
Overnight Matanuska-Susitna Valley

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Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Enjoy another day exploring farms in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Visit a local farm that will let you pick out your own produce to sample and taste the freshness for yourself.
Overnight Matanuska-Susitna Valley
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Matanuska-Susitna Valley to Talkeetna

In addition to produce, the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley is home to a variety of animal farms. Visit both a Reindeer Farm and a Musk-Ox Farm before traveling further into the valley to the quaint town of Talkeetna.
Overnight Talkeetna

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Talkeetna to Fairbanks

This morning, learn about the birch sap harvest in Alaska’s forests as you sample birch syrup and wild fruits. Leave the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and continue north
Overnight Fairbanks
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Fairbanks

Today, get a glimpse into Interior Alaska’s farming history as you visit a few local farms. Farming in Fairbanks began with the discovery of gold in the late 1800s. Then the Fairbanks Experiment Farm was created, which has paved the way for other farmers. Today, they continue to develop a variety of grains, perennial plants, trees, and shrubs that thrive in subarctic and arctic climates.
Overnight Fairbanks

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Depart Fairbanks

Today, say goodbye to Alaska. A private transfer will bring you to the Fairbanks International Airport.
Route map for Alaskan Grown itinerary

Make It Your Own

  • Add a cheese making class in Homer.
  • Plan your visit around the Alaska State Fair.
  • Include some visits to local Alaskan breweries.
  • Extend your visit to include Denali National Park.
  • Make your itinerary roundtrip from Anchorage.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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