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Kodiak, Alaska, US

Kodiak ignites the senses. The crisp, salty air invigorates and emboldens you as you explore this remote island. Your eyes will widen as you encounter impressive and elusive wildlife. The warm aroma of coffee teases out of charming cafes inviting you to savor the moment. Escape to the ultimate frontier found on this tiny island, named for the extraordinary bears that call it home. Two-thirds of Kodiak is covered by a national wildlife refuge, with many opportunities to view birdlife and marine animals. Kodiak’s history is deeply intertwined with the sea and the misty beaches that frame its shoreline. Explore the Kodiak Maritime Museum to uncover the island's seafaring heritage, from its early Russian explorers to the resilient fishing communities that have shaped its identity.