Tour Anchorage and the surrounding mountains and glaciers of Southcentral Alaska by land or by air with one of the many sightseeing companies in the region. The Log Cabin and Visitor Information centers have brochures for Anchorage bus tours.
Any air-taxi company can arrange for a flightseeing trip over Anchorage and environs. The fee is determined by the length of time you are airborne, the number of passengers, and the size of the plane.
Anchorage Trolley Tours. This one-hour city tour starts and ends at the Log Cabin Visitor's Center, taking guests on a 15-mile loop through Anchorage's original neighborhoods and past landmarks like the Alaska Railroad terminal and Lake Hood, the busiest floatplane base in the world. Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501. 907/276–5603; 888/917–8687; www.alaskatrolley.com. From $20.
Gray Line Alaska. Part of the international Gray Line brand, this company arranges Alaska tours by road or rail. Guests can add a host of options to their vacation packages, including city tours, float trips, jetboat excursions, and dog sled demonstrations across the state. 907/264–7983 ; 888/425–1737; www.graylinealaska.com. From $399.
Rust's Flying Service. If you want to land on a glacier in full view of Denali, check with Rust's. Among the city's most established flightseeing operations, Rust's regularly flies guests from its Anchorage base to backcountry lodges and bear-viewing platforms. There are also flightseeing tours of Prince William Sound and Denali National Park and Preserve. Anchorage, Alaska. 907/243–1595; 800/544–2299; www.flyrusts.com. From $110.