I need a vacation this year, and I have anywhere from 6 to 8 days for it (may be 10, if I stretch it). I considered mulitple options, eliminated some, and it seems I am close to being obsessed with Alaska at this point. I had taken the Inside passage cruise years ago, so instead of a cruise I want to fly into Fairbanks (more central than Anchorage), and take some sight seeing tours.
My preferences are:
Denali National park (a must for me, since I absolutely love visiting our national parks)
Go North to the Arctic circle, and if possible see Circles of the Arctic national park
May be Prudhoe Bay- would love to see where the Alaska pipeline comes from (I saw it in the south - Valdez/Anchorage/Seward area at the end of my cruise last time).
I would love to see the Kenai Fjords (sp?) national park, but that seems to be too far to the southwest.
I have a very nice 'vacation planner' published by Alaska tourism and I did some research on the internet, including airfares, hotels, and some tour companies. However, I would love to hear from those who have been to the interior of Alaska and have some recommendations.