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On the Road Alaska: Utqiagvik, Denali and Kenai Fjords

Explore pristine landscapes and wilderness as you journey through the Arctic, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting wildlife.
Rating (4.6)
Program No. 17292LMK
Length
12 days
Starts at
6,129
Alaska

On the Road Alaska: Utqiagvik, Denali and Kenai Fjords

Explore pristine landscapes and wilderness as you journey through the Arctic, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting wildlife.
Length
12 days
Starts at
6,129
Program No. 17292 LMK
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DATES & starting prices
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Jun 4 - Jun 15, 2022
Starting at
6,129
Jun 18 - Jun 29, 2022
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6,129
Jul 9 - Jul 20, 2022
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6,129
Jul 23 - Aug 3, 2022
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6,129
Aug 6 - Aug 17, 2022
Starting at
6,129
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2022
Starting at
6,129
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 4 - Jun 15, 2022
Starting at
7,399
Jun 18 - Jun 29, 2022
Starting at
7,399
Jul 9 - Jul 20, 2022
Starting at
7,399
Jul 23 - Aug 3, 2022
Starting at
7,399
Aug 6 - Aug 17, 2022
Starting at
7,399
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2022
Starting at
7,399

At a Glance

Fly to Utqiagvik (Barrow) for a look at how Inupiat Eskimos live off land and sea and 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 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 through breathtaking scenery to Seward, nestled in beautiful Resurrection Bay. Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, where researchers share their work rehabilitating the ecosystem after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and observe marine mammals in Kenai Fjords National Park as you cruise past majestic glaciers.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
This is an on-the-go program with several days of very early start times, long drives, and getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking on uneven terrain. Standing for an hour at a time. Several opportunities for hiking, with some options over uneven dirt surfaces, steps, and moderate elevation gain and length. Please refer to daily activity notes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Fly to the top of the World and stay the night in Utqiagvik (Barrow).
  • Spend three nights 90 miles into the backcountry of Denali National Park.
  • Cruise past tidewater glaciers and watch for whales, otters, sea lions and puffins from a catamaran in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Featured Expert
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Dixie Alexander
Gwich'in Athabascan, Dixie Alexander is the cultural program director at the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) and helped create the cultural programs at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Dixie was raised in a traditional Athabascan lifestyle in Fort Yukon, Alaska where her grandmother mentored her in skin sewing, beading and traditional knowledge. Dixie and her siblings also learned the traditional Gwich'in Athabascan lifestyle. She built a professional art career and her work was handpicked by the Smithsonian Institution of Natural History in Washington D.C.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gwich'in Athabascan, Dixie Alexander is the cultural program director at the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) and helped create the cultural programs at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Dixie was raised in a traditional Athabascan lifestyle in Fort Yukon, Alaska where her grandmother mentored her in skin sewing, beading and traditional knowledge. Dixie and her siblings also learned the traditional Gwich'in Athabascan lifestyle. She built a professional art career and her work was handpicked by the Smithsonian Institution of Natural History in Washington D.C.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
by Hudson Stuck
Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town that Beat the Odds
by Dermot Cole
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht/Ann Purdy
Last Light Breaking: Living Among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos
by Nick Jans
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
by Dan O'Neill
Chasing Ice
by Directed by Jeff Orlowski
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
by Velma Wallis
Ordinary Wolves
by Seth Kantner
Going to Extremes
by Joe McGinniss
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
Shadows on the Koyukuk
by Sydney Huntington
Coming Into The Country
by John McPhee
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.





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