We are feeling overwhelmed with all the options and 'warnings' about renting a car in Alaska (esp.cost wise $$). Your input would be soo appreciated....Please read on...
We are planning on booking a cruise this summer which leaves out of Seward. We fly into Anchorage and have about 7 days (we can give it more if need be in the planning stages) until cruise time. After reading on TA, we know for sure that we want to spend time in Denali. Otherwise we are open to suggestions. We love magnificent scenery, seeing animals and more animals, light hiking, boat trips. We are not interested in cities per se other than as a means to get us to where we want to go.
We would appreciate your input on an itinerary. While we can rent a car, is the train a better option for at least part of this trip? Will it be cost effective and more relaxing? But will we be giving up on some gorgeous scenery?
Thank you for any help you can offer.