This 25 day trip combined a 7 day/6 night self-guided kayak trip in Glacier National Park and a 15 day road trip starting and ending in Anchorage. Highlights included the glaciers and wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park, the views in Denali National Park, camping on the Denali Highway, kayaking outside of Valdez and ice climbing and wildlife viewing outside of Seward.

Juneau – 2 nights (1 night before and 1 night after the kayaking trip)

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, AK
Wet your appetite with this first glacier a short drive outside of Juneau.

Glacier Bay Lodge, Gustavus – 2 nights (1 night before and 1 night after the kayaking trip)

Kayaking West Arm of Glacier Bay Nat’l Park (6 nights)

Located a short plane ride or a 5 hour ferry ride from Juneau, the protected inlets of the rain forest, studded with glaciers, snow-capped peaks and waterfalls, are teeming with wildlife.

Kayaking Glacier Bay, AK – Logistics, Tips and Reviews

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 1
Day 1 – Sightseeing boat tour followed by a short paddle from the Scidmore drop-off to the Ptarmigan campsite.

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 2
Day 2 – Ptarmigan to Vista Point – Views of the Marjerie Glacier.

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 3
Day 3 – Vista Point to Orange Point – Views of the Lamplugh and John Hopkins Glaciers.

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 4
Day 4 – Orange Point to Ptarmigan – Visit to Lamplugh Glacier.

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 5
Day 5- Ptarmigan to Reid Inlet – Visit to Reid Glacier.

Kayaking Glacier Bay Nat’l Park, AK – Part 6
Day 6 – Reid Inlet to beach at Scidmore – A bear visits camp.
Day 7 – Pick-up at Scidmore

Road Trip

Talkeetna, 3 nights

What to Do in Talkeetna, AK
Talkeetna is popular for fly fishing and Denali sightseeing flights.

Sleeping and Dining in Talkeetna, AK

Camp Denali, Denali Nat’l Park – 3 nights

Bus Trip Views – Denali National Park, AK
The long bus trip into the park offers amazing views.

Camp Denali, Denali Nat’l Park, AK
This high-end charming camp at the far end of the park offers stunning views of Denali, great day hikes and Denali sightseeing flights.

Camp Denali Day Hikes, Denali Nat’l Park, AK
Day Hikes with Camp Denali guides.

Denali Sightseeing Flight from Kantishna, AK
When the clouds clear there is no better way to see the Alaska Range.

Denali Highway – 2 nights

Views on the Denali Highway, AK
On a clear day this back road from Cantwell to Paxson offers amazing views of the Alaska Range and unlimited camping opportunities.

Valdez – 3 nights

Glennallen to Valdez via Wrangell-St Elias Nat’l Park, AK
A drive to the Kuskulana Bridge in Wrangell-St Elias Nat’l Park with give you a taste of what this park has to offer.

Sleeping and Dining in Valdez, AK
Valdez is set in a harbor surrounded by snow capped peaks.

Glacier Island Kayak Day Trip with Anadyr Adventures, Valdez, AK
A fun kayak trip along the rougher swells of Glacier Island.

Seward – 3 nights

Sleeping and Dining in Seward, AK

Ice Climbing with Exit Glacier Guides, Seward, AK
Looking for something different to do on the ice? This trip is great for first timers.

Review of Major Marine Kenai Fjords Sightseeing Cruise, Seward, AK
Great wildlife and glacier views.

Anchorage – 1 night