Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Alaska's railroads

The Alaska Railroad's tracks glow under the setting sun as they run along Turnagain Arm between Seward and Anchorage. Passengers on this stretch often see moose, Dall sheep and whales.

The Alaska Railroad's tracks glow under the setting sun as they run along Turnagain Arm between Seward and Anchorage. Passengers on this stretch often see moose, Dall sheep and whales.

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Explore by rail

The Alaska Railroad's tracks glow under the setting sun as they run along Turnagain Arm between Seward and Anchorage. Passengers on this stretch often see moose, Dall sheep and whales.

Alaska is served by two railroads -- the Alaska Railroad and the White Pass Yukon Route Railway.

White Pass & Yukon Route

The White Pass and Yukon Route tracks hug the mountainside between Skagway, Alaska, and Bennett Lake, British Columbia.

Trips into Canada along a mountainous railroad.

Small trains

Ride the tiny train through a miniature town

Alaska Railroad

See the Interior and Southcentral Alaska on the Alaska Railroad.

Two trains move passengers on historical routes

The great state of Alaska is served by two railroads -- the Alaska Railroad and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.

The Alaska Railroad is the busier of the two. Its two routes shuttle summer sightseers between Seward and Anchorage and Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks.

The state-owned railroad also offers weekend service between Anchorage and Fairbanks in the winter.

The White Pass & Yukon Route railway, based in Skagway, is a popular excursion for cruise-ship passengers.

The historic route, which echoes the trip taken by stampeders during the Klondike gold rush of the late 1890s, crosses into Canada and returns to Skagway two or three times a day during the cruise-ship season.

Travel from Canada?

A common question is whether it's possible to take a train to Alaska from the U.S. Lower 48 or from Canada.

The answer is "not yet." There's no connecting rail service.

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