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We went to Patagonia just a few months ago and it was amazing! We realized we could have just gone to Alaska to see glaciers and stuff since it's MUCH closer. So let's see how the Northern Hemisphere counterpart compares...

First of all much of Alaska is much closer to the North Pole than Patagonia is to the South Pole. At the southernmost point of our Patagonia trip we were at 53° South but the northnmost point in our Alaska trip we were were at 63° North.

We flew to Vancouver to meet up with the rest of our party of 11. There we enjoyed amazing Asian cousine and took in the sights. Then we boarded the Norwegian Sun and did the 7 day Glacier Bay Inside Passage itinerary.

The cruise ends in Seward, Alaska, which is a couple hours south of Anchorage. There we checked out the very cool Exit Glacier, stopped in Achorage for some decent pizza then continued on to Denali National Park. There we stayed at a small B&B not far from the park entrance.


Vancouver before the cruise

Vancouver before the cruise
We spent about a day and a half in the great city of Vancouver. Here we mostly enjoyed the Asian cousine, went to Grouse Mountain and visited the Richmond Night Market..
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Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun
We cruised the inside passage itinerary stopping in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway before ending in Seward.
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Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska
Our first stop was at the southernmost point in Alaska, the Salmon capital of the World, Ketchikan.
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Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska
Our second stop was at the state capital of Alaska. Here we chose the Mendenhall Glacier Lake Canoe trip. Great fun and a lot of work.
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Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska
Our third stop on the cruise was the old town of Skagway, the jumping off point for the gold rush in The Klondike. Here we had our busiest day with Rock Climbing and Repelling in the morning and Zip Lining in the afternoon.
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Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska 
After visiting the towns along southern Alaska the first of two at sea days was a visit to Glacier Bay where we would get a view of the glaciers.
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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Another "drive by" glacier viewing of the enormous Hubbard Glacier. This one is the largest in North America and is 9 miles wide at the terminus.
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Exit Glacier, Alaska

Exit Glacier, Alaska
Surprisingly close to Seward was the small but otherwise pretty cool Exit Glacier.
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Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali National Park, Alaska
We visited National Park to do some hiking and see more wildlife.
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