Step back into history and explore the port town of Skagway, Alaska, the gateway to the legendary gold fields, and Alaska’s largest settlement.
Things To Do in Skagway, Alaska
Alaska National Parks - Glacier Bay, Denali, Kenai Fjords
Glacier Bay, Alaska, is home to some of the continent's most spectacular sights. Glacier Bay National Park is part of one of the world’s largest internationally protected biosphere reserves. Not only is Glacier Bay a natural laboratory with dramatic glacial movements, it’s the spiritual homeland of the Huna Tlingit and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you cruise this remarkable area, onboard Naturalists relay the science behind every splendor.
One of the most iconic Alaska National Parks, Denali boasts 6-million acres of diverse wildlife. Denali National Park is home to North America’s tallest mountain, “The Great One,” with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet. Denali is located two hours from Fairbanks and four from Anchorage.
Located on the outskirts of Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park has no shortage of natural beauty. Between lush waterfalls and 40 glaciers cascading from the Harding Icefield, there are countless thrilling ways to experience Kenai Fjords National Park’s impressive landscapes and diverse ecosystem.
At 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is nicknamed the Mountain Kingdom of North America. The largest national park in the United States, Wrangell St. Elias National Park offers enriching Yukon Gold Rush history, scenic waterways, and Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest and most active tidewater glacier.
Calling all adventure lovers and history enthusiasts: Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Skagway, Alaska is the ideal location to start your Gold Rush quest. Relive history by exploring the Mascot Saloon, built in the late 1800s and the Moore Homestead, an exhibit that shows the challenges one family faced during the Gold Rush. Stop into Liarsville, a gold rush trail camp, to see garments and antiques up close.
On a Tundra Wilderness Tour, travel into Alaska’s Denali National Park for the adventure of a lifetime. This comfortable and comprehensive excursion takes you 43 miles into the Park’s unspoiled wilderness, for up-close views of Mt. Denali.
Kenai Fjords National Park contains an impressive 700 miles of ice almost one mile thick. Waterfalls rush over boulders, while turquoise waters give way to the rise of jagged, tree-lined cliffs. To appreciate this marine wonderland fully, stop to admire Exit Glacier.
Board an Alaskan-built expedition vessel for a stunning, unmatched perspective of Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska's most famous landmarks. From the mouth of Disenchantment Bay, you will cruise in comfort amid shimmering icebergs and dramatic wilderness.
Explore Glacier Bay National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the dramatic scenery and fascinating wildlife, and learn about the Huna Tlingit, who lived for many generations on the shores of Glacier Bay.