Glaciers & Other Natural Wonders

A flightseeing trip provides a bird’s eye view of the brilliant Baranof Icefields, home to 53 named glaciers—more glaciers than any island in the world.

Sitka rests in the shadow of the dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano, with the last known eruption 5,000–6,000 years ago. The 3,202-foot symmetric cone, named last by Captain James Cook in 1778, bears resemblance to the snow-covered Mount Fuji volcano in Japan.

The only place in southeast Alaska where you can drive to the top of a mountain is Harbor Mountain. This hairpin mountain road is home to an annual mountain bike race and run, as well as a hiking trail located at the top.

map of Inside Passage highlighting Sitka

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