Welcome to Northern Panhandle
Southeast Alaska gets serious when you enter the northern half of the Panhandle. The mountains get higher, the glaciers are more numerous, fjords seem steeper and there’s more snow in the winter that lingers on the mountains longer into the summer. You have the current capital and a former one. You have Alaska’s most famous gold rush and two roads that actually go somewhere else. Most of all, the dramatic scenery you witness in the Northern Panhandle leads to great wilderness adventures, whether it’s canoeing across Admiralty Island, kayaking in Glacier Bay or hiking on Mendenhall Glacier.