You can find Valdez on the north shore of Port Valdez, a deepwater fjord in Prince William Sound. It was founded in 1898 as part of the Klondike gold rush as men were seeking a debarkation point on their way to the Klondike goldfields. Today you can find around Valdez […]
There are glaciers you can drive or walk to, but there are some you have to conquer from the sea. However, Columbia Glacier is the latter. It is located in Prince William Sound and is one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. As it is a tidewater glacier […]
Hitting the road to get to another place is not always something one is looking forward to. However, driving therefore on Glenn Highway is definitely an exception. Glenn Highway is part of Alaska Route 1 and leads form Anchorage to Glennallen. Glaciers, rivers and mountains are only a few things […]
Homer can call several nicknames its own. Two of them are for example “the end of the road” and “the cosmic hamlet by the sea”. Not only the road ends there but it is also situated in a very beautiful place. These two things on their own would make it […]
Exit Glacier is located in the mountains of Kenai and derived from the Harding ice field. It is well known for being a drive-up glacier. However, just driving there won’t allow the most stunning views of it. Therefore one should hike up to its terminus or even better to Harding ice field. Doing so […]
Seward is a cute little harbour town in Alaska. Surrounded by mountains it’s a really picturesque place. It is also one of Alaska’s oldest communities and the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
You can find Yanert Glacier next to Healy in Alaska. Its shape reminds of a river winding through a valley. The interaction of its colours, texture and shape make it to an absolutely stunning place.
Haines is a cute little town in the northern part of the Alaska Panhandle. Surrounded by great scenery it’s also part of the Golden Circle Route. To complete the route you have to go from Skagway to Haines by ferry. However, the Klondike Gold Rush had a great impact on […]
Parts of the Golden Circle Route existed already long before there were highways and were used as trading routes. Sections of it were also used during the Klondike Gold Rush. Towns like Skagway and Carcross are still witnesses of that period. What definitely remained the same since then and now […]