On the Road Alaska: Barrow, Denali and Kenai Fjords
Explore pristine landscapes and unspoiled wilderness as you journey through the Arctic, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting unique wildlife.
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Program No. 17292RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Fly, bus, train and sail 1,100 miles through the Last Frontier. Fly to Barrow for a look at how Inupiat Eskimos live off land and sea and to celebrate the summer solstice. Watch the sun wheel around the sky, never setting below the horizon. Meet research scientists, take a field trip to see muskoxen, caribou and reindeer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks large animal research center and stand underneath the Alaska Pipeline. Spend three nights at the end of the road deep in the heart of Denali National Park, then take the Alaska Railroad to Seward’s Alaska SeaLife Center, where researchers share their work rehabilitating the ecosystem after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walk short distances, uneven terrain. Optional hikes. Standing about one hour. Sailing on the open ocean during a four-hour field trip in Seward.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Fly to the top of the World and stay the night in Barrow.
  • Ride the rails to the “land of ice” and study the ice ages, volcanic forces and rising and falling sea levels.
  • Watch for whales, otters and puffins from a ship in Kenai Fjords National Park.
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