Alaska’s Seward Highway climbs over mountain passes where you’re surrounded by jaw-dropping views of jagged peaks, rain forests, crystal lakes and the Pacific Ocean—this highway is a photographer’s dream. Potter Marsh marks the end of city views and the beginning of wilderness—it is truly a birder’s paradise. While driving along this road, we stop at many stops which include Beluga Point, Indian Valley Gold Mine, Turnagain Gallery, Girdwood/Alyeska, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Glacier Lodge and The Portage Glacier Cruise.
Customers can create itineraries that last all day or a short quick to and from one Adventure. Many choose to use us up to three days in a row just to make sure they see it all.
- Beluga Point: Popular photo stop with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm. Possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales.
- Indian Valley Mine: Try gold panning and visit the museum to get a taste of gold mining history at this National Historic Site
- Turnagain Art Gallery: Owned and operated by professional, competitive wood carvers, the gallery is full of stunning sculptures, jewelry, paintings and photographic prints.
- Girdwood: This beautiful valley is home to the Alyeska Resort where you can take the Aerial Tram up Mt. Alyeska for incredible views of mountain, ocean, and glacier. You can also hike up Mt. Alyeska and take the Tram ride down, or enjoy the Winner's Creek Trail through pristine temperate rain forest. Some other activities include helicopter glacier landings and guided glacier hikes.
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center:One of the top-visited attractions in Alaska. View Alaska's most famous animals in a natural, open setting. During your visit, you'll have a chance to get great pictures of Grizzlies, Moose, Musk Ox, Caribou, Bison, Wolves, and more.
- Portage Valley: Enjoy a meal at Portage Day Lodge and enjoy stunning hiking trails like the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail. You can also rent a bicycle for a relaxing tour of the Valley. Other activities include taking the one-hour cruise on Portage Lake up to the face of Portage Glacier and discovering the geology and natural history of Portage Valley at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center.