“How could anyone go through their life without going to Denali?” –Ellen Lahlum
In a world where the treasures of wildlife and wild places dwindle, Alaska remains a wilderness jewel. More than any place in North America, its wild character and ecological integrity make a visit here a must. We explore in June to take advantage of endless daylight, active birds, breeding wildlife, and very few biting insects.
In Anchorage, Nome, Denali, and Seward we visit signature landscapes — from the coast to boreal forests. We explore the Arctic tundra and search for nesting shorebirds, seek out moose and a variety of birds in thick spruce forests, circumnavigate seabird nesting islands amid the narrow fjords of Kenai, and hike in Denali National Park.
- Explore Nome’s wild tundra landscape while searching for vagrant Asian birds, close to the Arctic Circle
- Stand on the finish line of the Iditarod
- Explore vibrant downtown Anchorage
- Cruise into the Gulf of Alaska while viewing the diversity of marine mammals and nesting seabirds
- Experience the sights and sounds of an actively calving glacier in Kenai Fjord NP
- Indulge in fine food, scenic hikes, and abundant wildlife at the renowned North Face Lodge in Denali NP
- Relax on a stunningly scenic train ride from Denali to Anchorage
- Take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to photograph Alaska’s wildlife and scenery
Photo credits: Banner: Denali National Park by Greg Smith; Canoeing in Denali National Park, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Muskox with Young, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Dall Sheep by Greg Smith; Horned Puffin by Greg Smith; Bus through Denali, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Canoeing in Denali, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Seward Boat Harbor, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Denali, Naturalist Journeys Stock.