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Alaska Railroad - Glacier Discovery
From the coastal shores of Seward and Whittier, past glaciers, forests and towering Denali all the way north to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks; the three main routes of the Alaska Railroad showcase the true breadth of awe inspiring Alaskan landscapes. Operating from mid-May to mid-September during the long, light summer days, there can be no easier way to journey through the natural majesty of the USA’s largest state.
- Style: Rail
- Duration: Rail Journey
- Starts in: Anchorage
Although only 2.5hrs in length, this journey packs in plenty of spectacular views across mountains, lakes and forests. Travel from Anchorage towards the scenic Turnagain Arm as the train skirts the wild coastline. Watch out for Dall sheep and various birds of prey as you continue through Chugach National Forest, also home to wood bison and spawning salmon before emerging in the lush mountain valley at Girdwood. Gaze at the surrounding peaks, en route to the tiny port town of Whittier, gateway to beautiful Prince William Sound. Choose to disembark here and take an optional glacier day cruise, or take the return train back to Anchorage in the evening.
Departs:Daily mid May - mid Sep
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