Tour Anchorage and the surrounding mountains and glaciers of South Central Alaska by land or by air with one of the many sightseeing companies in the region. The Log Cabin and Visitor Information Centers have brochures for Anchorage bus tours. For a one-hour overview, hop on a trolley with Anchorage City Trolley Tours ($20). Alternatively, Gray Line of Alaska has a city tour ($65) that lasts 5 hours.
Any air-taxi company can arrange for a flightseeing trip over Anchorage and environs. The fee is determined by the length of time you are airborne, the number of passengers, and the size of the plane. Tours of about an hour and a half generally cost around $200 per person. Three-hour flights over Mt. McKinley from Rust's Flying Service, including a landing on a remote lake or a stop in Talkeetna, run $385 per person.
Anchorage Trolley Tours (907/276–5603 or 888/917–8687. www.alaskatrolley.com.)
Gray Line of Alaska (907/277–5581 or 888/452–1737. www.graylinealaska.com.)
Rust's Flying Service (907/243–1595 or 800/544–2299. www.flyrusts.com.)