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You'll know from the very moment you climb aboard the Alaska Railroad you're riding on the best train in the world. The charm and scenic appeal of this great and vast land is amplified through panoramic windows and underscored by historical narratives of lifelong Alaskan conductors and Alaska Railroad tour guides that play a major role in making the Alaska Railroad a preferred means of travel. They'll make sure you don't miss out on any historical or scenic points of interest. The scenery is world-class and you will watch the drama unfurl in the comfort of forward-facing seats, classic recliners, or sneak peaks of the breathtaking wilderness from one of the many outdoor viewing areas. Satisfy your wanderlust going from circa-50s style coaches, to the upper dome to the dining car. There is no restaurant in Alaska that can match the view.

Whether you arrive by air, land or sea, Backcountry Safaris offers customized itineraries that include the Alaska Railroad to provide you with the ideal adventure package.
Alaska Railroad Passenger
Alaska Railroad
Passenger Service

Denali Star Train
Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks

Coastal Classic Train Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward

Glacier Discovery Train Anchorage, Girdwood, Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier, Grandview

Hurricane Turn
Anchorage to Hurricane. Ride one of America's last flag stop trains. On this wilderness run, get off the train anywhere along the 55-mile stretch: hike, fish, or journey to a remote cabin. When you are ready to return to civilization, you can stop the train on its return with the wave of a flag.

Winter Passenger Service

Aurora Winter Train
Anchorage to Fairbanks. Operates weekends from mid-September to mid-May and provides flag stop service between Talkeetna and Hurricane before continuing on to Fairbanks or Anchorage.

Hurricane Turn

Hurricane Turn Train also offer winter passenger service
Alaska Railroad Day Tours
Alaska Railroad
Day Tours From Anchorage

Kenai Fjords National Park Whales, Wildlife, Glacier Cruise and Rail Package
Scenic train ride to and from Seward and whale watching, wildlife viewing, birding and calving tidewater glacier.

Glacier Adventure Cruise and Rail Package
Scenic train ride to and from Whittier, Prince William Sound waterfalls and tidewater glaciers day cruise.

Sea Life Center and Rail Package
Scenic train ride to and from Seward and The Alaska Sea Life Center.

Spencer Glacier Raft Trip and Rail Package
Scenic train ride from Anchorage, Spencer Glacier, icebergs, lunch and a spectacular float through the glacial ice and down the Placer River.
Alaska Railroad Vacation Package
Alaska Railroad

3 Day Denali National Park and Rail Package
Scenic train ride to and from Denali, 2 nights lodging and bus tour into the park.

7 Day Sea Kayaking Kenai Fjords National Park
Scenic train ride to Seward, sea kayaking in Aialik Bay Kenai Fjords National Park.

7 Day Sea Kayaking Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park
Scenic train ride to Seward, sea kayaking in Aialik Bay Kenai Fjords National Park then on to Denali National Park and train Denali to Anchorage.
Alaska Travel hotline

Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-222-1632 or toll-free 1-877-812-2159
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Backcountry Safaris is a member of the following trade and travel organizations:
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Suggested Reading
Kenai Fjords Historic Resource Study (online book) by Linda Cook and Frank Norris
Exploring Alaska's Kenai Fjords by David Miller
Kenai Fjords Park - Trails Illustrated Map
Alaska: A Novel by James A. Michener
Alaska: A History of the 49th State by Claus-M Naske and Herman E. Slotnick
Guide to the Birds of Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong
Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska by John G. S. Trelawny
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Travels in Alaska by John Muir
Kenai Fjords Weather
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Aialik TranslationDid You Know?
Aialik (eye-Al-ick) is an Alutiiq (coastal Eskimo) word. The translation for Aialik means "eerie" or "dangerous." In Kenai Fjords National Park there are 3 places named Aialik, Cape Aialik, Aialik Glacier and Aialik Bay.
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