My final Alaska post focuses on traveling the Seward Highway – do you go by car or by train?
Day 1: Flew into Anchorage in the evening, then drove two hours north to Talkeetna and spent the night.
Day 2: Mid/late afternoon drove back to Anchorage from Talkeetna and spent the night.
Day 3-4: Drove three hours south to Seward from Anchorage and spent two nights.
Day 5: Drove back north to Anchorage and flew home that evening.
If you are visiting Alaska, you are going to want to take the time to travel the 125 miles on the scenic Seward Highway. The highway extends from industrial Anchorage to the harbor town of Seward on Resurrection Bay. You won’t find billboards or toll booths anywhere along the highway and there is rarely a town on gas station in sight. Around every twist and turn is a different view of the snowy mountain landscapes or vast bodies of water. It’s breathtaking!
While beautiful, there is a decision to be made: do you drive Seward Highway by personal car, or take in the landscapes via the Alaskan Railroad? I’ve been fortunate to experience the Seward Highway both ways and below I’ve captured the pros and cons of each.
Without a doubt, I’d choose experiencing the Seward Highway by car any day of the week. Personally, I enjoy the freedom of choosing which points to stop at, having as much time at each stop as I please, sitting in a comfortable car, choosing my own music, and having the personal experience. The train was an interesting experience but I mostly just felt trapped during the four hour journey. Traveling by car was a MUCH better experience.
Thanks for stopping by today! As you can see, we had a blast and took our time driving the Seward Highway. I hope you can experience it soon!