Larger than Texas, California and Montana combined, it’s no surprise how the sheer number of Alaska rail vacation ideas can overwhelm. Home to spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife, unforgettable experiences and unique activities, it can be tricky to plan a trip that fits everything in and flows together seamlessly. Luckily, that's our specialty.

Having traveled to all corners of this exceptional state, our team of Travel Designers know all the best things to do by rail in Alaska. So if you find yourself wondering what to do in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Homer or Seward, you’ll find inspiration in our recommended Alaska rail vacation packages below. Don’t see what you want? Get in touch! We can create any dream itinerary from scratch.

Where is Alaska?

Alaska occupies an enormous peninsula in the extreme northwest of North America, separated from the lower 48 states by Canada. It can take anywhere from 6 to 10 days to drive through Canada to Alaska, or you can fly for an average five to six hours with an increasing number of airlines.

How big is Alaska?

The largest state in America and the least densely populated, Alaska covers a whopping 663,268 square miles (or over 424 million acres). With a population of 731,545 people (1 per square mile compared to 71.2 for the rest of America), there are more caribou than people.

What is Alaska known for?

As you can imagine after reading the above two answers, Alaska is best known for its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. Famous for glaciers, fjords, mountains and more waterways than you can imagine, it’s home to salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison and more.

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What month is best to visit Alaska?

Summer is the best time to visit Alaska, when the days are long, nature is in full bloom and activities are less impacted by the weather. Of course, should you visit during the months of September to April, you have an improved chance of catching the Northern Lights.


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