Driving Alaska is a fantastic way to experience this gorgeous state—you’ll travel some of the world’s most scenic roads, and at your own pace. But here’s the thing: Cars aren’t always allowed on the more rugged roads. And the size of RVs may prevent exploration some of the more remote areas. What’s the answer? An Overlander. Rugged and nimble—and complete with rooftop tents, camp stove, and refrigerator—they’re the perfect vehicles for exploring the grandeur of Alaska.

As Convenient in Town As off the Grid

Drive anywhere in these spacious, comfortable, rugged amenity-filled vehicles. Unlike with rental cars, there are no restrictions on where you can go, which means you can take the Overlander on the Denali Highway, McCarthy Road, and Dalton Highway. Towns, too, are easy to explore—visit Homer, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks, and you’ll find that the vehicles are as easy to park as a normal car.

Complete with rooftop tents, camp stove, and refrigerator, Overlanders are perfect for exploring Alaska. They're as easy to to drive down remote gravel roads as they are to park in the busy city.

Complete with rooftop tents, camp stove, and refrigerator, Overlanders are perfect for exploring Alaska. They're as easy to to drive down remote gravel roads as they are to park in the busy city.

And when it’s time to wind down, you can opt to set up in a campground or pick a beautiful spot all your own. The flexibility of these vehicles allows you to spend more time in nature and really experience the Alaskan outdoors—sitting around a fire pit close to a river and taking in the beauty around you.

Set up Camp

It takes 3 minutes to set up the rooftop tents; bedding and sleeping bags are included. Just think: If it rains, there’s no soggy ground to deal with, and you get more of a bird’s view from a rooftop. In inclement weather, sit underneath the generous awnings and out of the elements. And cooking? Yes! There’s a drawer system in back, where you’ll find a 12-volt cooler, dual-burner camp stove, table, chairs, and all the kitchen stuff you’ll need. Just bring clothes and food and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

And these unique vehicles couldn’t be easier to rent. Alaska Overlander will meet you at the airport or a hotel and give you a full rundown of the vehicle’s operation. They can pick up food in advance, too, and stock the fridge for a small handling fee. They’re also happy to help with suggestions about where to go and awesome spots to stop.

The Vehicles

Denali

  • 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD off-road premium rig
  • Seats 5 people
  • iKamper rooftop tent with king-size mattress sleeps 4+ people
  • Awning for protection from the elements
  • Roof rack holds the tent
  • 33" all-terrain tires with 3" suspension lift
  • Drawer system for storing and organizing your gear
  • 12v refrigerator stores 3–5 days’ worth of food
  • Dual battery with 12-volt setup provides uninterrupted power for the refrigerator and for charging devices.

Nanook

  • 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD off-road premium rig
  • Seats 5 people
  • Rooftop tent with light suppression technology; queen-size, 3” foam mattress that sleeps 3+ people
  • Awning for protection from the elements
  • Roof rack holds the tent, plus a little extra room for gear
  • 33" all-terrain tires with 3" suspension lift
  • Drawer system for storing and organizing your gear
  • 12v refrigerator stores 3–5 days worth of food
  • Dual battery with 12-volt setup provides uninterrupted power for the refrigerator and for charging devices.

Susitna Trailer

  • Custom-built expedition trailer (can’t be pulled by one of their rigs, but it’s great for locals)
  • Sleeps 3+ people
  • Tent and awning
  • All-terrain tires
  • Camp kitchen drawer system
  • 12-volt power system with dual batteries
  • 75-liter refrigerator

Optional add-ons

  • Garmin GPS In-Reach
  • Go-Pro camera
  • Air compressor
  • MaxTrax
  • Bear spray
  • Ground tents
  • Bike rack
  • Optional windshield and tire insurance
  • Additional mileage packages

About Alaska Overlander

Founders Craig and Brook have worked in tourism for many years around Denali National Park. Brook is a lifelong Alaskan from Cordova; Craig moved here from New Zealand in 2001. Together with their 3 children, they wanted to explore everything Alaska has to offer, and see parts of the state that aren’t on mainstream itineraries. When inspiration hit in 2020, they launched the company.

Prices & Dates

Season April to Mid-October
Duration 3-day minimum
Rates Denali // Summer $229 per night | Spring & Fall $159 per night
Nanook // Summer $189 per night | Spring & Fall $129 per night
Rate Notes Taxes not included, 150 miles per day included, additional per-mile charges may apply

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