Welcome to Anchorage and Alaska! While you might be far from your home nation, Alaska is a welcoming environment for travelers from around the globe. Need assistance? Alaskans are friendly and willing to help, no more so than the Visit Anchorage volunteers. Find translation services.
Just a few steps from the plane, in both the international and domestic terminals at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, are visitor information centers offering free visitor guides, restaurant guides, free city and downtown maps, a free calendar of events, free brochures for lodging and attractions and free travel advice.
The South Terminal visitor information center is located in the lower level of the terminal. It is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. The phone number is (907) 266-2437.
The North Terminal visitor information center is located in the lobby of the terminal. It is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week during scheduled flight arrivals. The phone number is (907) 266-2657.
Once you’re downtown, there are two Visit Anchorage Information Centers at Fourth Avenue and F Street; the log cabin and behind it, the downtown visitor information center. If you need further assistance, there are four consulates and 15 honorary consuls in Anchorage. The three staffed consulates include representatives from Mexico, Japan and Korea. Honorary consuls represent the nations of Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Seychelles, Spain and Sweden. The governor of Alaska's office maintains a list of locations, phone numbers and contact names for Alaska's counsulates and honorary consuls.
Need to relax between flights, or just before your flight? You can get a massage at the the Right Touch Massage, located behind security in the C Concourse of the South Terminal. It is open year round from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Foreign currency exchanges are rare in Anchorage; the Hotel Captain Cook, 939 West Fifth Ave. (907) 276-6000 charges a five percent fee for currency.