Road to Portage Glacier

If you were to spend the money on only one excursion while in the Anchorage are I would have a very difficult time choosing between one of two activities.  Alaska Native Heritage Center and a Portage Glacier cruise.


The glacier cruise on Portage Lake is a must.  First of all, you will drive through breathtaking and awe-inspiring scenery on your way up to the lake and glacier. Secondly, the trip is very well narrated by a knowledgeable guide and extremely educational.  Finally, and most importantly, who doesn’t like to see a glacier up close and personal, and let’s face it, it is one of the first images most people’s minds conjure up when thinking of Alaska!


I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and would wish for anyone getting to spend time in the Anchorage area to get to enjoy this site.

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

Portage Lake

MV Ptarmigan

Up Close and Personal

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Written by Laurel on July 29th, 2009 - Adventures

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