Join the “Quest for the Ultimate Alaska Adventure!”

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

Jumpstart your Alaska summer with the “Quest for the Ultimate Alaska Adventure.” Sign up to win your share of $20,000 in travel prizes. The contest is Mar. 21-27, 2022.

Prizes, prizes and more prizes!

Scott McMurren and the Alaska Travelgram team are bringing together the top tours, guides, transportation and lodging companies for a week-long virtual scavenger hunt, exploring every adventure Alaska has to offer. The 2021 Quest was a huge success and we are excited to bring back this exciting event once again!

More than five ways to win!

We took your feedback and created even more ways to win! 

Top of the Leaderboard: Grand prizes will be awarded for those in the top tier of the leaderboard. Complete as many challenges as you can to be at the top of the leaderboard by the end of the week (this will often be a team). 

49th Position: Grand prize for the team (or Party of One) in the 49th position. We love our mid-packers! If there is a tie for 49th position, the prize will be awarded by random draw. 

Daily Prizes: Complete the special daily challenges to ensure you’re entered to win one of our “prizes of the day”. We’ll do a random draw from those that complete these challenges. We’ll have several each day to ensure you’ve got lots of chances to win. 

Party of One: We know it’s harder to get to the top of the leaderboard when you’re playing as an individual so we’ll have prizes each day for those competing as individuals.

Out of Towners: We’ll have special prizes each day for those playing from outside of the greater Anchorage area. You may not top the leaderboard but we’ve got lots for you too!

Special Mention Prize: Each day the judges will choose some of their favorite entries to recognize those that have “wowed” us.

Watch the video from last year!

Highlights from the first “Quest”!



$1,500 Travel certificate, valid on any Icelandair flight. IMPORTANT: Icelandair will NOT be flying from Anchorage to Reykjavik this summer (2022). The certificate is valid on any of Icelandair’s flights from other gateways, including Seattle, Minneapolis and New York’s JFK airport.

Fly nonstop from Anchorage to Reykjavik, Iceland starting May 16, 2022 with Icelandair (an Alaska Air mileage partner).

Alaska Air

Trip for two systemwide. Alaska, Lower 48, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico…even Belize!

Alaska Railroad

Trip for two from Anchorage to Denali on the Denali Star train. Also, trip for two from Anchorage to Seward on the Coastal Classic train! Ride the Mighty Alaska Railroad!

Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Stay two nights at Kennicott Glacier Lodge (with meals). Enjoy roundtrip flight from Chitina to McCarthy (Wrangell Mountain Air) plus half-day glacier hike (St. Elias Alpine Guides).

Explore Fairbanks + Northern Alaska Tour Company

Take an Arctic Circle fly/drive adventure with Northern Alaska Tour Company. Your trip includes a flight from Anchorage north to Coldfoot, in the foothills of the Brooks Range and home to the world’s northernmost truck stop (of Ice Road Truckers fame). Your ride southbound on the Dalton Highway (Haul Road) includes stops at the Arctic Circle and at the Yukon River!

Alaska Helicopter Tours + Knik River Lodge

Win a “Grand Knik” deluxe helicopter tour for 2 of Knik Glacier and environs. Enjoy dinner at Knik River Lodge and spend the night!

Alaska Travel Industry Assn. + Alaska Alpine Adventures

“Denali Unexplored”. A 3-day/3-night camping and hiking adventure with Alaska Alpine Adventures. You’ll be in the shadow of The Great One inside Denali National Park. Take a floatplane from Anchorage to the Ruth Glacier. Your basecamp is at the edge of the glacier. Spend your days hiking along “Denali’s Wild Side.” EPIC!

“Prizes of the Day”:

Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two, with overnight accommodations in Seward at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Overnight accommodations at the Resort…plus a tram ride and some special touches!

Chena Hot Springs Resort: Two nights accommodations at the resort, featuring thermal hot springs, a thermal energy display and an array of activities outside Fairbanks.

Alaska Wildland Conservation Center: Enjoy a family pass to explore this outdoor wildlife sanctuary featuring bears, moose, elk, wood bison, eagles, wolves and a large variety of wild Alaskan critters.

Alaska Wildland Adventures. Float the Kenai with these wilderness experts. Your float trip includes an exciting journey through the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake. Spend the night at the Kenai Riverside Lodge.

Get Lost Travel Vans. Enjoy a three-night travel van rental this summer. These rigs look like unassuming minivans on the outside, but they are PACKED with features, including a pop-up rooftop suite, a kitchen, a convertible table and extra storage. Plus: unlimited mileage!

K2 Aviation: Bring your camera and hit the road to Talkeetna. Take off from the airport for an incredible flightseeing tour of Denali!

Major Marine Tours: Stay overnight at the new Gateway Hotel in Seward. The next morning , board the “Kenai Fjords 360” for a tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. That includes Aialik Glacier. Watch for wildlife, too!

26 Glaciers Cruise: This is the signature glacier cruise from Whittier. Yes, you really can count the glaciers and you cruise up College Fjord on the Klondike Express. Sailing at more than 50 miles per hour, there’s a “no seasick” guarantee!

Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventures. You and a friend will enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride up Devil’s Canyon!

Stan Stephens Cruises & Tours: Take a Columbia Glacier cruise from Valdez. You’ll get an up-close view of the Valdez Harbor, the Alyeska Terminal and one of Alaska’s largest glaciers!

YAHOO Mat-Su: Enjoy overnight accommodations at Talkeetna Cabins. Then, take a Denali flightseeing trip on Talkeetna Air Taxi with a glacier landing…called “South Side Explorer” + Denali Zipline Tours trip for two!

Alaska TourSaver: Your statewide travel savings app includes more than 100 discounted and 2-for-1 offers, including 25 percent off Alaska Airlines.

Airfare 911 Direct. Airfare911 sends text messages with the best airfare deals to/from Alaska. Be the first to know about these great fares. We’ll be giving away several one year subscriptions.

Riverboat Discovery / Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a tour on the historic Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks. Sail on the Chena River. Then, enjoy a visit to a giant gold dredge….where you can try your hand at gold panning. GUARANTEED GOLD!!

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks. Enjoy a curated tour of the museum from the expert who helped put it together (Willy). This prize comes with a $100 gift card at Zach’s restaurant.

How it Works

The hunt will take place over 7 days. You’ll be using our handy app, Goosechase, on your smartphone or tablet to track your missions. From snapping photos, filming videos, to answering trivia questions about our beautiful state. Each challenge you complete gives you more chances to win! Every task completed is an entry.


  1. These tasks on your own, or work with others and make a run as a team.
  2. Teams can be up to four people. Must be 18 years of age to play. 
  3. Maximum of one team per household. Individuals from separate households may be on a team together but will only be given one sticker.  
  4. For many challenges you’ll need to hold up your team’s sticker to verify you’ve completed the challenge during Quest week.
  5. Most prizes are a trip for two so take this into consideration when choosing your team.
  6. A smartphone or tablet is needed to play.
  7. Judge’s decisions are final. 
  8. You can play from anywhere around Alaska or the world (here’s looking at you snowbirds!). 

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