Alaska Sightseeing Tours

Alaska Sightseeing Tours
Alaska offers pristine valleys, mountains and forests set far away from the urban sprawl of mainland America. From the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve to Katmai National Park, outdoors enthusiasts find untouched vistas throughout Alaska. Several tour companies are ready to take travelers into the wilderness with a responsible attitude about preserving the pristine areas of this beautiful state.

Trek Alaska

Trek Alaska offers tours ranging from three to nine days from its base camp near the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Travelers looking for lighter excursions into the Alaskan wild reserve can take advantage of the four-day Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek, which explores the peaks and valleys of the Root and Kennicott Glaciers. The five-day Steamboat Hills trek takes travelers past the Chitina River and other sites within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Trek Alaska books more difficult excursions during the summer, such as the eight-day Seven Pass Trek along the Bagley Ice Field.

Trek Alaska
PO Box 771862
Eagle River, Alaska 99577
(907) 350-3710

Get Up and Go! Tours

Travelers working with Get Up and Go! Tours are given multiple choices when booking tour lengths. Six-day treks like the Kenai Explorer to through the Kenai Fjords and Kachemack Bay State Park. Hikers are pushed to the limit on the six-day Arctic Explorer tour, which passes the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve and Arctic National Park. The company supplies tents, park entrance fees and a majority of meals as part of its tour costs.

Get Up and Go! Tours
4215 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
(907) 245-0795

Exit Glacier Guides

Exit Glacier Guides specializes in ice hiking and climbing tours of the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. The five-hour Ice Hiking Tour takes hikers past the striking Kenai Fjords and Exit Glacier from June to September. Exit Glacier Guides also runs an Ice Climbing Tour in which hikers learn how to use crampons, ice axes and other equipment to surmount icy passes. This sightseeing company has a free shuttle, powered by waste vegetable oil, that runs from its Seward headquarters to the Exit Glacier.

Exit Glacier Guides
411 Port Ave.
Seward, Alaska 99664
(907) 224-5569

Copper Oar

The Copper Oar in McCarthy, Alaska, offers myriad sightseeing tours from its headquarters in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The five-day Nizina River Rafting and Hiking Fly-in features three days of rafting and two days of hiking through the park. The Discover Alaska Adventure is an eight-day excursion of touring area glaciers, hiking through mountains and kayaking along Prince William Sound. The company's Source to the Sea Expedition is a 15-day endurance test for hikers interested in tracing water flows into the Gulf of Alaska.

Copper Oar
Kennicott River
McCarthy, Alaska 99588
(907) 554-4453


Article Written By Nicholas Katers

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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