Depart Ordinary: Plan Your Trip Aboard the Alaska Railroad

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From the wild beauty of the Kenai Fjords to the towering majesty of Denali National Park, Alaska is home to spectacular sights – and when you travel with the Alaska Railroad, you’ll enjoy the journey as much as the destinations. The Alaska Railroad offers daily summer service to Anchorage, Seward, Fairbanks, Denali Park and more. With onboard dining, knowledgeable guides, comfortable seating and stunning views of backcountry Alaska, we think you’ll agree that the best way to see Alaska is on the Railroad.

Visit to start planning your trip, and explore packages and day trip activities like these:

Alaska’s National Parks by Rail Package: On this six-day Alaska rail itinerary, explore some of the national’s most treasured wild lands: Denali National Park & Preserve and Kenai Fjords National Park. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to watch for wildlife by land and sea, float among glacial icebergs on a guided rafting tour, and celebrate the centennial of Denali National Park – 100 years in 2017.

Vacation package highlights include riding the Coastal Classic and Denali Star Trains, a wildlife viewing tour in Denali National Park, a glacier and wildlife cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, and an iceberg float at the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Day Trip: From the Downtown Anchorage Depot, take the Glacier Discovery Train to Portage Station, and then a shuttle to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and enjoy a guided tour of Alaska’s premier rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned animals. The center offers the chance to see moose, caribou, elk, brown and black bear, wood bison, arctic fox, lynx, musk oxen and more.

Questions? Locally-based, expert reservationists are happy to help you plan your ideal Alaska rail itinerary, and can book accommodations and activities at each stop. Call 800.544.0552 to book or inquire.