more about: Alaska

The Best and Most Improbable Documentary Ever

My favorite documentary is shot on grainy 16mm film, has a monotone narration, and includes little action—a 52-year-old man builds a tiny cabin in the Alaska wilderness in the late 1960s. And yet, as millions have discovered, the 57-minute film Alone in the Wilderness is completely mesmerizing.

Solstice in Alaska: the 20 hour, 49 minute-day

The longest day of the year happens today. Where to revel in this monster of a day? Denali National Park in Alaska, less than 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle. 20 hours, 49 minutes of daylight. Sunset’s beginner’s guide to Alaska.