There's ice. And then there's ice floating in a lake filled with icebergs. There's wildlife. And then there are the magnificent bears, moose and caribou of the Alaskan wilderness. There are mountains. But not many that can be seen by the glow of the midnight sun. You've seen nature. Just not like this. This is Alaska.
1 Hike along the historic supply route for the Alaskan Railroad, taking in vistas of Turnagain Arm and the Cook Inlet | After a scenic train ride into the mountains, enjoy views of imposing icebergs and Spencer Glacier during an easygoing float trip on the Placer River | Stroll through cottonwood, aspen and spruce forest from one picturesque viewpoint to another.
2 Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled wilderness, sets the stage for an amazing wildlife cruise | An onboard naturalist helps spot sea otters, seals and perhaps humpback whales | Amid a stunning mountain backdrop, glide past towering tidewater glaciers.
3 Travel past Turnagain Arm, where extreme bore tides make for dramatic water movement as the Chugach Mountain Range looms above | Watch sled dogs in action and enjoy stories about the epic Iditarod race.
4 Journey to spectacular Denali National Park | Look for gray wolves and grizzly bears as we venture deep into the park | Arrive at our secluded lodge in Kantishna.
5-6 Enjoy a full day in Denali, with guided walks, gold panning or an optional flight around Denali's towering peak | Take a stroll after dinner—no need for a flashlight in the glow of the midnight sun!