Alaska Southcental consists of the shores and lands of the central part of the Gulf of Alaska
Most of the Alaskans live in the greater Anchorage
making a living from fisheries, tourism and the oil industry.
The region has many active volcanos and is prone to many earthquakes
between Anchorage and Valdez is dominated by water, mountains and glaciers and is of a spectacular beauty.
The best way to reachValdez
from Anchorage is to drive along the Turnagain Arm to Portage. Do stop at Alyeska and ride the arial tram up to the Girdwood
ski resort. The views are breathtaking..
The 4 km long one-lane tunnel
between Portage and Whittier is shared by cars and
trains, normally not at the same time.
At Whittier you take the ferry to Valdez, a real treat with views of imposing snow
capped mountains and distant glaciers.
If you are lucky you may spot a whale.
In Valdez you can book a full-day
cruise on the Prince William Sound to see the Columbia Glacier and the abundant marine wildlife of the Sound.