Alaska Explore, Winter December 14, 2019
Peer Into Frozen Alaskan Beauty While Snuggled Up Inside The Aurora Winter Train
If you want to get out and see frozen Alaska from a warm, cozy spot, the Aurora Winter Train will bring you to the most beautiful places in the state from the comfort of your passenger seat! Dress warmly and prepare for a breathtaking trip through our great state. And the best part? The whole family will love the animals, mountains, and more you’re bound to see through the windows!
Are you looking to explore the state of Alaska in style this winter?
The Alaska Railroad has the perfect solution for you in the Aurora Winter Train! This fun trip starts in Anchorage, ends in Fairbanks, and has many interesting stops all along the way.
The journey is 12 hours long if you travel the entire distance from Anchorage to Fairbanks, but it will feel short.
The large picture windows on each passenger car allow everyone who is traveling to see perfect views out of each window. Even the dining and cafe cars feature these windows, so you'll never miss a thing.
The scenery across the state is absolutely astounding.
While many people love Alaska for what feels like one, long, endless summer, the winter in Alaska is truly breathtaking. You'll travel past frozen rivers, snowcapped mountains, and alpenglow, and understand why.
In fact, the weather in the winter tends to be cold, crisp, and clear, so there is a good chance you'll see Denali.
There's also an excellent possibility you'll see Alaskan wildlife, and the train will even slow so you can have a good look. Be prepared with your camera to capture some of these amazing sights.
Make sure to save room for the hot and delicious food prepared in the dining car.
The food is good and plentiful, with many options for different tastes. You can also head to the bar car for a hot chocolate for the kids, and something warm and soothing for yourself.
Fare prices for this beautiful ride vary depending on your last stop.
The whole route, from Anchorage to Fairbanks, is $216.00 per adult, and $108.00 for a child. Seniors are $108.00 as well. But if you're traveling a shorter route, the fares drop significantly. They also offer packages with accommodations and activities included.
This awesome trip runs from September 21st 2019, through May 10th, 2020.
There are trains every weekend during those dates, and a mid-week service runs during select dates in November, December, January, February and March. Tickets for holidays and long weekends book up quick, so make sure to make your reservations as soon as you have your dates in mind.
For schedules and rates, head to the
Alaska Railroad website for more information.
Have you had a chance to ride the Aurora Winter Train? How far did you go? Would you do it again? Let us know in the comments below!
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