Fairbanks is located in the heart of interior Alaska, 370 miles north of Anchorage, 12 hours by train. Located near the confluence of the Tanana and Chena Rivers, Fairbanks is Alaska's second largest city, and was originally founded in the early 1900's as a trading post serving stern-wheeler riverboats and early gold prospectors.
The town still plays an important supply role in Alaska due to its proximity to the Arctic region. Fairbanks typically enjoys long warm days during the summer months..
Is your time at a premium? This tantalizing mini-tour takes you to Alaska's largest city, and to the grand mountain that defines Alaska and the abundant wildlife that thrives in Denali National Park. Located in the heart of Alaska's magnificent and rugged interior, the six million acre park is home to majestic Mt. McKinley and features glaciers, a sub-arctic ecosystem, and an internationally designated biosphere preserve with moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves.
Between Fairbanks and Anchorage stands majestic Mt. McKinley. Still called Denali - the Great One - by Alaska natives and locals, Mt. McKinley is not only the tallest mountain in North America, it's also the most spectacular. Denali is the center point of a six-million-acre wilderness that boasts some of the most unspoiled, untamed country in the world. [more information]
This incredible 6 day/5 night itinerary is packed with unforgettable sights. Take a memorable train journey to Denali National Park. Located in the heart of Alaska's magnificent and rugged interior, the park is home to majestic Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. Scenery lovers will especially appreciate the day cruise of Prince William Sound with its glistening glaciers and abundant marine life.
Experience Alaska at its finest as you travel by boat, glass-domed rail car, and motor coach on an escorted exploration of Alaskan cultural history and majestic wilderness. With an itinerary that includes excursions to Denali National Park, home of majestic Mt. McKinley, and to the historic Gold Dredge No. 8, this tour has something for everyone.