my question is this: for travel between anchorage and seward, what are the advantages of the train ride versus driving? is the scenery much better? is the guided tour and narration worth it? is it just the experience of the rail cars?
here's the detail: my husband and i are flying into anchorage, arriving on 8/9/06. our trip is going to involve renting a car for the start as we see seward, homer, anchorage, talkeetna, denali, and places in between. we're then leaving the car in fairbanks and doing an arctic circle/barrow tour for a few days, then flying to juneau/glacier bay/ketchikan, ultimately flying back to anchorage for our flight home.
we're going to have a rental car and be driving to homer anyway, so could easily just drive to seward, but it sounds like the train trip is not to be missed and i'm trying to figure out how to fit everything in.
thanks for your help.