Alaska is the largest most sparsely populated US state. There are mountains and forest, with abundant wild life. There are activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. The highest North American peak is located in Denali National Park just a short distance from Anchorage.
When touring in Alaska there are many choices to see the beautiful state. First you must ask yourself how much time do I have to travel, and what must I see. Do you want to cruise the coast, do you want to see wild life, do you want to fish, and do you want to see glaciers?
Alaskan cruises are a very popular way of seeing Alaska. Itineraries vary some offer scenic cruising where you can see bald eagles and whales right from your balcony. Other itineraries offer glacier bay cruises, where you spend most of day cruising along side many glaciers,( on these cruises a national park ranger is required to board in those protected waters and provide information, so you know what to look for and what you are seeing.) Just magnificent scenery, makes this a vacation of a lifetime.
Pre and post land trips are very popular, or you could skip the cruise and just do land only.
Anchorage is known for its cultural sites, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, cross country skiing, fishing for salmon, and a large downtown market. From Anchorage you can travel the Alaskan railroad to Denali National Park. In Denali you can hike and look for wild life, and photograph some of the most amazing scenery in the world.
Alaska is a not a destination that you only see once. Seven days will be just the beginning.
Wildlife up close and personal
Glacier flights and landings
Summer dog sled rides
Hiking in Denali National Park
Cruising the Alaskan Coast
Kayaking and rafting