How Alaska is welcoming tourists back after the pandemic

ABC News' Will Reeve explores Alaska as it reopens.
4:43 | 06/21/21

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Thank you. It's time to "Rise & shine" as we continue to travel across the country to celebrate states re-opening. This morning we're in Alaska where the sun never completely goes down this time of year. Will is having the time of his life. Good morning again, will. Reporter: Good morning, robin. I'm having a great time. There's so much to see and explore in Alaska. The scenery is marvelous. Turns out the people are too. So many small businesses have suffered in the past year. As people come back, they're more than happy to welcome people here to the natural and human wonders of Alaska. It's rugged, raw and remote. Its glaciers and mountains stunning. The most iconic and unique way to get around, don sled. This man is part of the family of dog mushing. He runs the family's tour company iditarod. Last year was a total loss. I think we did 10% of a normal Reporter: As Alaska opens up, Danny said his company is bouncing back big time. These guys are fired up to do what they love. All right! Reporter: I got to meet the future stars of the iditarod. These puppies don't have names. Robin, George, Michael, ginger. "Rise & shine." Tourists hoping to get up close to Alaska's most popular We went from our best year ever to our worst year ever in the space of a few months. Financially it had to be hard. You can't just leave and come back when it's okay to come back. You have animals to take care of. That's right. Reporter: Speaking of feeding. You're doing great, buddy. It's not going anywhere. I'm not going to leave. Settle down. It almost feels like tug of war. Reporter: Candace opens a tour company. Her business took a major hit. She and her employees quickly pivoted and started to deliver goods and groceries to their fellow alaskans. What's brought you hope? My team, 100%. Reporter: In the summer Alaska had 20 hours of sun. That might explain the state's thriving culture coffee. We love our coffee. It's like our liquid sunshine in the dark cold winter months. Reporter: The Goldie gals credit their loyal customers for keeping them afloat. I think they felt like they needed the normalcy and we needed that. Reporter: If you're looking for marine life, come to Alaska. Lots of people traveling that haven't travelled in the past year. Checking off the bucket list. Reporter: Like many, I dreamed about seeing whales in Alaska. Over our shoulder there's a pod of orcas. There they are, right there. Reporter: At the end of my great Alaska adventure, it's clear the landscape might draw people to Alaska, but it's the people that are the soul of this state. Rise and shine, Alaska. Rise and shine, Alaska. Reporter: Wonderful people here including Stephanie who hooked me up with this. Captain Joshua took us out at midnight when it was this bright outside. What they say is true. Summer solstice in Alaska they get about 20 hours of sunlight a day which leaves plenty of room for activities. I'm kind of exhausted. Luckily we got some coffee and I believe you in the studio have some goldies there my treat. Lots of fun and meaningful experiences here in Alaska. From Maine to Alaska. You're the man. You're seeing this beautiful country. Reporter: Coast to coast. We appreciate it, will. Now let's check in again

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