Most people arrive by a cruise ship to Juneau as the city is pretty far and out of reach from the main part of the road trip in Alaska. While on the cruise you can join a tour to Mendenhall glacier, but those are a bit overpriced.
Instead you can get of the ship and right away you will see many booths and companies offer a bus ride to the glacier for $8 or so (june 2012) – this makes the trip so much cheaper and while there you get to see this glacier and the waterfalls.
This is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, this is a remote area and permit require to hike there (to obtain a permit please read this)
only 20 people allowed per day.
The hike itself is not an easy one but defiantly not hard and anyone in reasonable shape can do it, its a 6 miles hike roundtrip but it is hiking in the desert so you must carry a lot of water, wear light clothes and a hat and a lot of sun block.
It is an unmarked hike but you will get a photo guide once you win a permit from the visitor center (@Kanab, UT), we used a gps app on our iphone which tracked our way in and we hiked back out the same way.
the place is amazing and really worth all the efforts of trying to get a permit and hiking in the sun.
When visiting Geirangerfjord make sure to drive up to the viewpoint at Mount Dalsnibba (if the day is clear enough to view the fjord). after a short drive up you will get to see the fjord and all the surroundings from high above – really nice view.
While visiting Moab, UT you ill mainly visit Arches national park and Canyonlands NP but there is other places to visit out of the national parks as well, one of these places is Corona arch.
The hike to Corona arch is pretty short (about 3 miles round trip) and its easy so anyone can do it (there is some uneven parts and a ladder to climb (short one) but most of the trail is flat)
when arriving to Corona arch be sure to also take a look at the Bowtie arch right before arriving to Corona. there is an option to get up the arch and jump off it (companies in Moab offer this), or, like us, you can just look at other people who do it.
getting to the trailhead: drive on 191 south and turn right onto 279, drive few miles till you see the trailhead parking.
Hopewell rocks is a really amazing place where the highest tides in the world can be spotted. its located at Fundy bay at New Brunswick, and its best to spend at least an overnight stay there so you will be able to see the rocks both during high and low tide in which you can just walk between the rocks.