Anchorage
Sightseeing Walking Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Anchorage Sightseeing Walking Tours

Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

1. Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

Check-in at a unique Alaskan log office before hopping on a single-engine, high-wing aircraft to begin your fantastic scenic flight. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute flight winding in and around the Alaska Range's major peaks—Hunter, Foraker and Denali. Follow the massive glacier highways from above while listening to fascinating expert narration from your pilot. Witness Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park, stretching 45 miles with stunning ridges of earth and ice. This tour is perfect for those who want to soak in traditional Denali views while adding additional views from the south and west. The extra time in the air also allows for greater flexibility in finding the best views of the day. Upgrade your tour to include a glacier landing during your flight. Experience the exhilaration of standing among the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. Play in the snow, take photos or just take it all in. Glacier landings add 30 minutes to the total tour duration.

From Anchorage: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

2. From Anchorage: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

Marvel at the wonders found in one of the Chugach State Park's fondest, glaciated valleys. On this guided tour from Anchorage, hike the Eagle River trail system, where boreal forests and salmon spawning streams are found. Enjoy snacks, bottled water, and optional trekking gear. The first portion of the hike takes you to the network of forested trails found at the Eagle River Nature Center, nestled deep along the north fork of the Chugach State Park's massive Eagle River. The hike features a portion of the historic Iditarod dog sledding trail that’s no longer in use. That means there won't be any dogs giving you a ride on this adventure ─ just your two feet. Onward, reach through thick spruces and birches while keeping an eye out for wildlife. You may see the American dipper swimming in a tributary warmed by geothermal heat or a moose and small mammals like the snowshoe hare or red fox. For the second portion, take a short ride to the Chugach State Park's waterfall, Barbara Falls. This section is a short half-mile walk that features local plants, fungus, and point-and-shoot photo opportunities around every corner. It's super rewarding and a great way to conclude the tour.

Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

3. Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

Learn all about the local wildlife and nature of Alaska with a guided walk through Anchorage's Botanical Garden. Stroll along the paved path and admire the many beds, flowers in bloom, and try to spot some local animals around. Explore a hidden spot in Anchorage and meet your guide at the mailbox for a brief wildlife safety talk as bears and moose are known to wander around the area. Walk with your guide and take note of the entry beds, which host a mix of ornamentals and edibles. Make your way to the gate and enter the plaza area where you can admire one of the first flowers in bloom. As you embark on the trail, talk about the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden, including the dedicated volunteers and staff that helped establish it over 34 years ago. Visit several perennial gardens, view research plots, and marvel at the outdoor classroom. Finish the tour in the greenhouse, before exiting through the nursery and gift shop. Choose your timing wisely, as different plants will be visible depending on the season. Leave the tour with newfound knowledge about the hardy plants of Alaska, its fierce wildlife, and the many stunning flowers that call this place home.

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

4. From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

Enjoy a classic Alpine hike in Chugach State Park as you admire the scenic views around Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Gaze at deep, glaciated, u-shaped valleys, and giant ridgelines defining the landscape. Start the day by meeting your expert guide at the meeting point in Anchorage. Travel by minivan to the trailhead, before setting off on your hiking adventure. Trek through pristine, treeless, tundra loaded with vegetation that you can touch, taste, and feel. On the way, keep a look out for native animal species including moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats, or maybe even a bear. Try to spot reclusive small mammals like arctic squirrels and marmots. You may also see birds soaring overhead, such as bald eagles, thrushes, chickadees, and jays. Learn about the native flora and fauna from your expert guide. Enjoy plenty of stops to enjoy the amazing scenery, with panoramic views all around you. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Denali hundreds of miles away. After a full day of hiking, head back to the bus for a convenient transfer back to central Anchorage.

Anchorage: Grand Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour with Landings

5. Anchorage: Grand Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour with Landings

Experience the stunning beauty of Alaska by helicopter ride with three different landing spots. Pass over Lake George, watch for wildlife, and realize the scale of the glacier ice wall. Take half an hour at each landing site to explore and snap photos. Fly up from Knik and capture areal views of Alaska. Take in the natural beauty of Lake George, awarded as a Natural Landmark. Scouer the valley floor, look for moose, and witness just how big everything is up North. Soar over an alpine meadow and capture a birds-eye view of the massive Knik glacier below. Spot bears foraging along the hillsides, moose roaming in the snow, and Dall sheep keeping warm among the elements. Dropdown for the last landing at the azure-colored melt pools. See the deep blue ice, and learn about the life cycle of glaciers and their importance to life all over the globe. Explore the glacier with your guide before heading back to the Knik.

Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the beautiful and scenic city of Seward. Surrounded by mountains and the Resurrection Bay, this picturesque location was once devastated by an earthquake, tidal waves, and fire in 1964. Since then, it has evolved into a thriving community that now boasts the iconic Iditarod National Historic Trail and an amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. On this audio tour, see the Old Alaska Railroad Depot, the Founder's Monument, the Seward Community Library, the William H Seward Bust, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society Seward Museum, the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chugach Museum with the Institute of History and Art. Quaint, quirky and full of interesting tales and historical facts, this tour takes you on a journey of years gone by. Benefit from an entirely self-paced tour. Simply download your audio files and use them at your own leisure.

Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Paddleboarding Tour

7. Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Paddleboarding Tour

Venture to Alaska’s frozen desert with a tour of the Knik Glacier Pools. Ride in a helicopter from Knik River Lodge and land on a glacier, before exploring the vast ice fields and going for a refreshing dip. Feel safe in the hands of your knowledgeable guide whether you’re new to paddling or a pro. Fly over Knik Glacier in a helicopter to admire the wintry landscape below. Gear up with a dry suit and safety equipment and jump into the freezing cold glacier water. Your guide will join you on a few jumps into the glacial lake until you’re comfortable safely getting in and out of the water. Next up is a paddling lesson and safety demonstration, so you know what to do if you lose your balance. Paddle solo into the lake for a serene trip through the frozen wonderland, and explore one of the biggest glaciers in south Alaska.

From Anchorage: Flora and Fauna Nature Walk with Naturalist

8. From Anchorage: Flora and Fauna Nature Walk with Naturalist

Take off from Anchorage on a guided walk through nature. Enjoy an easy hike, learn about Alaska’s vegetation and animal populations, and see one of the Chugach State Park’s most photogenic alpine valleys. You’ll start by meandering through hemlock forests scarred by thrashing leeward winds from the Turnagain Arm. Snowshoe hares make their homes here, attracting the rare lynx living in the area. In June, wild geraniums, bluebells, and forget-me-nots pop up. Spot blissful blueberries, funky fungi, and changing colors that tell us when summer is coming to a close. Every season is a wealth of surprising encounters. No matter when you take your hike, you’ll get to see something memorable. The flora and fauna of the Glen Alps will tell you the story of an ecosystem living in harmony just outside of Anchorage. Moose and bear birth their young in spring and mate during the fall months. Many animals travel through the mountains and valley in search of their favorite feed, providing ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography.

Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Ice Climbing Tour

9. Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Ice Climbing Tour

Join your guide for an incredible Alaskan adventure climbing a steep wall of glacial ice. Take a scenic helicopter flight from Knik River Lodge over the Knik Glacier and start your ice climbing exploration. Once at Knik Glacier, you're only a short walk away from many immense frozen waterfalls. Your guide will equip you with everything necessary to remain safe to ensure a successful ascent up the glacier wall. Receive climbing instruction and a safety briefing, and learn how to climb on frozen waterfalls at your pace. Choose to either take on a steeper challenge or stay in your comfort zone on this is unique Alaskan adventure.

Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Hiking Adventure Tour

10. Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Hiking Adventure Tour

Feed your adventurous heart on this round-trip helicopter ride and hiking tour from Anchorage. Explore the lush Alaskan wilds from the sky and on land, including the Chugach Range, Knik Glacier, Lake George, and more. Enjoy a flexible trip that can be customized to your interests. Start your trip by considering the best location for your hike and the itinerary with your guide. There are dozens of incredible high-alpine locations that are ideally suited for heli-hiking. Your guide will be there to help satisfy your interests. After deciding on your ideal hiking experience, you’ll board the helicopter and be whisked to the location. Upon arrival, your guide will help you out of the helicopter, which will then zip back to the lodge. Complete silence will quickly surround you. From here, take in the one-of-a-kind scenery and go explore with your guide. You’ll be traveling in a group size that ensures an optimum wilderness experience with a minimized human impact. This tour is all about you, so ask when you would like to stop, take a break, snap some pictures, or run up the ridge to see what is back there ─ more mountains and glaciers, but go for it. Your guide will be perfectly happy taking it easy and waiting with you for the perfect light, that cloud to move into position, or for wildlife to get just a bit closer, all while looking out for your safety. At the end of your adventure on land, you’ll return round-trip to the take-off location. 

Frequently asked questions about Anchorage Sightseeing Walking Tours

What are other things to do than Sightseeing Walking Tours that are worth visiting in Anchorage?

The other unmissable things to do in Anchorage are:

Which Anchorage Sightseeing Walking Tours are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Anchorage

Want to discover all there is to do in Anchorage? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Anchorage

We thoroughly enjoyed the glacier flight. It was amazing to fly so close to the glaciers and to land on one! The weather caused us to have to reschedule twice but we were thankful for the safety precautions taken. We highly recommend this activity if you are in Alaska.

Excellent organization by talkeetna air taxi. Easy and fast check-in entertaining friendly staff superb pilot The flight was perfect start to finish with narration and a long stop on the glacier. Highlight of our Alaska teip

Andy is an excellent pilot and very informative. Sights of the mountains are amazing. I would do this adventure again and highly recommend

Easy and accommodating reservations and front desk help. Very knowledgeable pilot and great experience flying.

It was an awesome fight! The crew and team are so professional, friendly and helpful.