Tiny and far removed, the town of Bethel, Alaska is hemmed in by astounding scenery and bountiful wildlife. Located inland, along the Kuskokwim River that empties into the Bering Sea, this close-knit community is a gathering place for nature enthusiasts. Expansive windswept tundra, dramatic river oxbows, and a wealth of lakes combine to make Bethel one of America's most scenic reaches.
The best way to experience this vast terrain is aboard a sightseeing charter plane. If you can, consider taking a flight over the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, where large mammals, including the polar bear, can be seen roaming. If you prefer to stay on land, Bethel's Seawall is a romantic spot to view an Alaskan sunset.