Alaska’s state capital boasts all the jaw-dropping natural splendor for which the region is known: snowcapped mountain peaks, immense glaciers, temperate rainforests, deep fjords, and plentiful intriguing wildlife. With its thriving Native culture, rustic charm, welcoming locals, and lively waterfront, Juneau awes those who are lucky enough to visit, which isn’t as easy as one would expect. There are only two ways to get to Juneau: by air and by sea. There are about 150 miles of roads throughout the borough, all of which dead-end in the Alaskan wilderness or at the impenetrable Juneau Icefield. Backed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the remote capital is set on a long, narrow strip of land along the Gastineau Channel, which links the city to the Alaska Marine Highway. The waterfront is bustling, especially during the long summer days. Take advantage of all the daylight by exploring the special blend of culture and adventure that this port of call has in store.
Dog Sledding Adventure on the Norris Glacier by Helicopter
Embark on a helicopter ride high above Juneau’s untamed wilderness before landing on Norris Glacier for an Alaskan dog-sledding adventure.
Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter and Guided Walk
Delight in Juneau’s breathtaking natural scenery as you fly high above lush green Tongass National Forest before trekking across a massive glacier on foot.
Whale Watching and Wildlife Quest
Set sail from charming harbor town as you join a welcoming crew onboard a waterjet-powered catamaran in search of whales.