Yukon and Alaska by camper

22 day camper trip | August 2020

This trip to Canada’s North was designed with grandiose scenery and meaningful contact with local people in mind. It includes colourful settlements, a guided hike in Kluane National Park, a fishing adventure off Sitka, a glacier hike in Juneau and a spectacular train ride from Skagway, Alaska.
Did we mention a seakayaking day out of Sitka Sitka?
This trip extends to the amazing subarctic landscapes of the Dempster and Top-of-the-World highways – roads far less traveled and truly memorable. Wildlife sightings are a given along the entire route.

Summary

Dates 22 days in August 2020
Region Yukon and Alaska
Party 4 adults
Transportation Camper
Driving distance 3000 km
Accommodation Camping (19) and hotel/lodges (1)
Highlights Variety in landscapes, contact with local people.
Active but not challenging. Wildlife excursions.

Description

Day 1 Arrival Whitehorse
Day 2-3 Pick up camper. Road trip up the Klondike & Dempster Highways to Tombstone Provincial Park
Day 4-5 Tombstones and the Dempster: easy hikes, native culture & wildlife observation
Day 7 Dawson City. Gold panning and (of course) Diamond Gerthie’s Gold Rush Gala (piquante……)
Day 8-9 Top of the World Highway (early fall colors) & Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, Yukon
Day 10-11 Kluane National Park including a privately guided hike
Day 12 Along the Tatshenshini Highway to Haines, Alaska
Day 13-15 Alaska State Ferry to Sitka. Sea kayaking and fishing (fish will be canned and mailed to Germany).
Day 16-17 Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interpretive glacier hike.
Day 18-19 Alaska State Ferry to Skagway. Classic White Pass train ride
Day 20 Whitehorse
Day 21-22 Departure

Cost

We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages because every vacation is custom made. Trip budget below is based on the actual trip that will take place in 2020.
Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.47/$US 1.11) $ Can € Euro
Camper (Fraserway C-Medium) 1708 1162
Extra No Risk Insurance camper 66 45
Camping (19) 166 113
Lodges (1) 112 76
Alaska State Ferry Haines-Sitka-Juneau-Skagway (including cabin) 570 387
Miscellaneous (park permit, fuel etc.) 379 258
Excursions – privately guide day hike, 4 hours seakayaking Sitka & 6 hr fishing trip 818 557
Excursions – Mendenhall Glacier guided tour, Whale watching (4 hr) & Whitepass Summit train 270 184
Meals 645 438
Total (airfare not included) 4478 2993
Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip*
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
350 250

Cost can be reduced by limiting the number of guided excursions and/or by using a rental car and tents instead of a camper (minus $615/€418 pp). Substituting lodging for tent camping would add $530/€360 per person.

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