Wildlife in Denali National Park

Pre-Programme Denali National Park

Explore the nature and wildlife in Alaska, join us on an exclusive pre-extension tour through this rugged, vast and wild American state.

  • Extend your stay in Alaska with Hurtigruten Expeditions
  • Luxury dome rail passage from Anchorage to Denali
  • A comprehensive tour of Denali National Park
  • Visit the sled dogs and puppies at Happy Trail Kennel
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    2299 €

Planned itinerary pre-programme

Day 1: Anchorage Arrival

Overnight at a hotel in Anchorage.

Day 2: Anchorage to Denali Park Entrance 

This morning you will be transferred to the Anchorage Rail deport where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic passage north to Denali (08:00 am -15:40pm). 

Drive through the striking landscape of three major mountain ranges. The last four hours from Talkeetna including lunch is regarded as the most scenic stretch of the entire Anchorage – Fairbanks journey and promises memorable views of the Alaskan interior. Riding high above the terrain, you’ll be treated to panoramic views as we approach and arrive in Denali. Over 6 million acres in size, Denali National Park is one of the world’s greatest wildlife preserves and home to North America’s tallest mountain. Most visitor facilities are grouped near the park entrance. Spend the afternoon engage in a choice of optional activities or simply relax and enjoy the views.

Overnight at a lodge at Denali Park Entrance.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Travel deep into Denali National Park today on the Tundra Wilderness Bus and search the vast wilderness for bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This five to seven hour journey is narrated to provide unique insight into the animals, as well as the flora and fauna of this spectacular region.

Together with your guide you will also explore the Denali National park during an approx.. 2 miles long, fair hike.

A snack will be provided on the tour. Please note that the tour duration may vary due to weather and road conditions.

Overnight at a lodge at Denali Park Entrance. 

Day 4: Denali Park Entrance to Anchorage

Today you will travel south from Denali National Park to Anchorage on the Parks Highway. Stop along the way at Happy Trails Kennel to be greeted by 30 to 60 excited sled dogs. The Happy Trails Kennel tour begins with a virtual trip along the Iditarod trail via a video narrated by Iditarod champion Martin Buser. There is also a visit to a mockup Iditarod checkpoint where life on the trail is described including how the dogs are cared for. The tour concludes with puppy playtime and a dog sled demonstration. Enjoy a boxed lunch during your visit. At the conclusion of your tour, you continue on to Anchorage.

The following overnight in Anchorage is part of your ship voyage from Seward to Vancouver and already included.

Please note that the order of sights might vary.

Practical Information: 


The price includes one night at a hotel in Anchorage, two nights at a lodge at Denali Park Entrance, including breakfast, private transportation with English-speaking driver/guide, luxury dome rail passage from Anchorage to  Denali including breakfast, lunch, two alcoholic beverages, excursions and admission fees as described, 1 x boxed lunch, gratuities for driver and guides, applicable taxes and fees.

Not included: meals, unless specified  

Remarks and requirements:

  • This tour is available as a Pre-Programme in combination with your voyage starting in Anchorage/Seward.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.