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Coastal Classic

Alaska Coastal Classic

Alaska Coastal Classic

Coastal Classic — the aptly named Coastal Classic route is probably the most beautiful stretch of the Alaska Railroad. The most popular way to experience the Coastal Classic is on a day trip from Anchorage. Depart Anchorage early morning for the four-hour scenic trip to Seward. You have about 7 hours to spend in Seward, the perfect amount of time to enjoy a Glacier & Wildlife Cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Or, opt for a visit to The Alaska Sealife Center and trip out to Exit Glacier. Other activities include sea kayaking and dog sledding.

Another destination on this service is the Alaskan resort town of Girdwood (just under two hours from Anchorage). Visitors can spend the whole day in Girdwood. There, one can take the free town shuttle to visit Crow Creek Mine, take the scenic tram up Mt. Alyeska, and more. You can combine with the Glacier Discovery Train for an earlier departure to Anchorage if you like. Check the following website for updated rates & schedules: www.alaskarailroad.com