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Alyeska, Alaska

As you venture inland on an Alaska Cruisetour, one of the most popular stops is in the town of Alyeska, Girdwood. Here you can see the beautiful Mt. Alyeska and get a real taste for the great outdoors, Alaska-style. Just thirty minutes south of Anchorage, this town is filled with dramatic views, fine-dining restaurants and historical charm.

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Alyeska, Alaska

Port of Call

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Originally called “Glacier City,” Girdwood’s glacier tours and sites are truly breathtaking. Experience Alaska in quintessential fashion with a tram ride 700 metres (2,300 feet) up Mt. Alyeska for a view of Turnagain Arm (an extension of Cook Inlet) and seven different area glaciers. From fine-dining restaurants high above the slopes, to gold-mining relics left behind from the turn of the century, this resort town is sure to make a lasting impression.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore the small shops in the nearby town of Girdwood.
  • Go kayaking or hiking while taking in the picture-perfect scenery.
  • Go paragliding or take a sled dog trip through the surrounding glaciers – available year round.
  • Journey the Crow Pass Trail, known as the most impressive trek in the area.
  • Flight-see over glaciers and the amazing Prince William Sound.
  • Visit the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Alyeska, Alaska


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 29° -1.67°
Average Low 17° -8.33°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High 56° 13.33°
Record Low -43° -41.67°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 11.26 in 28.6 cm

Before You Visit

Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.