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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.
Rating (4.6)
Program No. 17292RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
5,999
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
5,999
Program No. 17292 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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Jun 5 - Jun 16, 2021
Starting at
5,999
Jun 19 - Jun 30, 2021
Starting at
5,999
Jul 10 - Jul 21, 2021
Starting at
5,999
Jul 24 - Aug 4, 2021
Starting at
5,999
Aug 7 - Aug 18, 2021
Starting at
5,999
Aug 21 - Sep 1, 2021
Starting at
5,999
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 5 - Jun 16, 2021
Starting at
7,239
Jun 19 - Jun 30, 2021
Starting at
7,239
Jul 10 - Jul 21, 2021
Starting at
7,239
Jul 24 - Aug 4, 2021
Starting at
7,239
Aug 7 - Aug 18, 2021
Starting at
7,239
Aug 21 - Sep 1, 2021
Starting at
7,239

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.
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.
Ordinary Wolves
by Seth Kantner
Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town that Beat the Odds
by Dermot Cole
Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
by Hudson Stuck
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
Going to Extremes
by Joe McGinniss
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht/Ann Purdy
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
by Velma Wallis
Last Light Breaking: Living Among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos
by Nick Jans
The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
by Dan O'Neill
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
Shadows on the Koyukuk
by Sydney Huntington
Chasing Ice
by Directed by Jeff Orlowski





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