Margerie glacier in Glacier Bay National Park
A woman enjoying the view of Denali National Park

Alaska National Parks

The Great Land's greatest treasures

Alaska national parks, stunning wildlife and natural diversity have been preserved with great effort so they may continue to be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

Denali National Park

Aerial view of Denali national park

Denali National Park at a Glance

With over six million acres of diverse landscape, Denali National Park is filled with impressive wildlife and the tallest mountain in North America — Denali. At roughly 20,310 feet, Denali serves as a reminder that the Great Land is of near-mythic proportion. Find your home base for adventure at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®, located less than one mile away from the entrance of this Alaska national park.

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A couple on an Denali national park excursion with aircraft behind them

Denali National Park Excursions

Fly-fish for Arctic grayling in one of the rivers near this Alaska national park. Take a helicopter above the tree line, and hike the remote beauty of The Great One. Brave the white-water rapids of Nenana Gorge with a rafting guide, and feel the adrenaline rush of navigating a glacial-fed river. Tour the history of Denali National Park by school bus along the park’s one road, with the potential to see wildlife.

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Glacier Bay National Park

The crown jewel of Alaska’s national parks.
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Glaciers at glacier bay national park

Glacier Bay National Park Highlights

Meet Glacier Bay National Park, a wonderland where blue ice stands high against the clear waters. Glaciers rumble and groan as they march toward the coast, echoing across the waters. Nearby, grizzly bears wander the shore looking for their next meal. From the wildlife to the landscapes, it won’t take long to realize what makes this Alaska national park so special.

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Princess Alaska cruise ship cruising through Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park Scenic Cruising

Spend the day cruising a legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site — Glacier Bay National Park. Watch and listen for calving glaciers and their signature “white thunder.” Nearby to this Alaska national park, find forests where bald eagles and brown bears roam. With so much to see and explore, helpful park rangers will be on board to inform, direct and act as an extra pair of eyes for you.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Mountains, rivers, ice and fjords at your fingertips.
Kenai fjord national park with beautiful mountains in the back

Kenai Fjords National Park Summary

Kenai Fjords National Park is brimming with memorable scenery and is near the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge® — one of the most accessible ways to experience the wilderness. The Harding Icefield includes forty glaciers which carved the fjords and continue to feed into the ocean. With forests, glaciers, mountains and rivers within this Alaska national park, it is the perfect place to experience the Great Land all at once.

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Excursion ship with stunning glaciers in the back at Kenai fjords national park

Kenai Fjords National Park Excursions

Wander deep into the park to the famous monument of Exit Glacier. Travel down the eight-mile road to enjoy a front-row seat of calving ice and seals frolicking through the fjords. Venture into the backcountry of this Alaska national park for a glimpse into lives of the gold miners. Or cast your rod into Kenai River, one of the most popular destinations for fishing in Alaska, and reel in your own souvenir.

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Wrangell - St. Elias National Park

Thirteen million acres of wilderness at your doorstep.
Mountain and national park on a clear day Wrangell St-Elias national park

Wrangell - St. Elias National Park Summary

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in the United States, with a size greater than that of some European nations combined. Containing a famous mountain range, sweeping glaciers and a unique Yukon Gold Rush history, this Alaska national park has more to explore than is imaginable.

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A group enjoying outdoor water activity at Wrangell St-Elias national park

Wrangell - St. Elias National Park Excursions

Visit the ghost town of Kennecott and learn about the region’s gold rush history. Ride through the wilderness on an ATV while looking out for the Dall sheep, moose and other wildlife that call this region home. Cruise past a glacier to see the life cycle of these ancient wonders from beginning to end. Or fish for salmon by jet boat, raft through mild rapids and kayak along the scenic waterways of the largest Alaska national park.

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

In the footsteps of 19th-century icons.
Historical monument to train engine 52 in  Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Summary

Once home to the Yukon gold fields, Skagway is a historic landmark in and of itself. Travel to the National Historic District downtown where six blocks preserve the unique atmosphere of the 1890s. Or visit any of the 20 buildings that honor the struggles of Klondike Gold Rush stampeders. Relive this important event in our nation’s history when you visit this Alaska national park with Princess®.

The Golden North Hotel in downtown Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Excursions

When you visit this one-of-a-kind Alaska national park, stop at the Red Onion Saloon in the city’s red-light district downtown, and hear stories about courageous madams of the past. Or step back in time during a “Skagway Street Car” motorized tour, the first of its kind during the 19th century. Created by a famous local storyteller, this excursion takes you to landmarks with narration from a costumed conductor.

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