Answers to Common Alaska Travel Questions

Not sure where to find the answer to a burning travel question about Alaska? We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions, so problem solved!

Tony Knowles Coastal trail walking trip
What's the best way to visit Alaska?
What's the best way to visit Alaska? These five tips can help you find out.
What's the best way to visit Alaska? These five tips can help you find out.
Train cars reflect the image of the engine ahead.
How do I get from Anchorage to Seward?
Getting between Anchorage and Seward is easy. The trip is about 120 miles and the two are connected by road and rail.
Getting between Anchorage and Seward is easy. The trip is about 120 miles and the two are connected by road and rail.
Alaska Native art carved mask
How do I find authentic Alaska Native art?
These six tips can help anyone find an authentic Alaska Native artwork. With plenty of galleries and a high concentration of artists calling the…
These six tips can help anyone find an authentic Alaska Native artwork. With plenty of galleries and a high concentration of artists calling the…
Anchorage moose and wildlife viewing tours
Where can I see a moose?
Anchorage is one of the best places to see a moose. Wildlife officials estimate around 1,500 of them live wild in and around the city. It is much more…
Anchorage is one of the best places to see a moose. Wildlife officials estimate around 1,500 of them live wild in and around the city. It is much more…
Ship Creek summer salmon fishing
How to Catch a Salmon a Short Walk From An Anchorage Hotel
One of the best spots for Alaska salmon fishing is in Anchorage. Here's how to get hooked up with a trophy-worthy king salmon of silver…
One of the best spots for Alaska salmon fishing is in Anchorage. Here's how to get hooked up with a trophy-worthy king salmon of silver…
Bull Moose Crossing
How to Find a Moose in Anchorage in Less than an Hour
Find a moose in Anchorage by following this step-by-step guide on where to go and how to find them.
Find a moose in Anchorage by following this step-by-step guide on where to go and how to find them.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Brown Bear
What can I do in Alaska during a spring visit?
Spring in Anchorage, Alaska sees whales and other wildlife out and in sight, plenty of ways to visit nearby glaciers, and excellent attractions ready…
Spring in Anchorage, Alaska sees whales and other wildlife out and in sight, plenty of ways to visit nearby glaciers, and excellent attractions ready…
Glacier day cruise with Phillips in Prince William Sound
Where should I go for a day cruise?
I'd love to see glaciers and whales, but I'm not sure which one to choose. Pick the glacier and wildlife day cruise that is right for you…
I'd love to see glaciers and whales, but I'm not sure which one to choose. Pick the glacier and wildlife day cruise that is right for you…
Denali mountain view from inside the national park
What's the best way to get to Denali National Park from Anchorage?
Some of the country's most iconic national parks are within easy reach of Anchorage, including the towering peaks and amazing wildlife of Denali…
Some of the country's most iconic national parks are within easy reach of Anchorage, including the towering peaks and amazing wildlife of Denali…
Anchorage sightseeing and summer itineraries
What are some things to do and see as day trips around Anchorage?
Anchorage is packed with glacier views, wildlife sightings, outdoor activities and cultural attractions to fill a day, a week or much more time.
Anchorage is packed with glacier views, wildlife sightings, outdoor activities and cultural attractions to fill a day, a week or much more time.
bus tours along the Seward Highway
How do I get between Anchorage and my cruise ship?
One-way Alaska cruises either begin or end one of two towns near Anchorage: Whittier or Seward. Traveling between Whittier or Seward and Anchorage is…
One-way Alaska cruises either begin or end one of two towns near Anchorage: Whittier or Seward. Traveling between Whittier or Seward and Anchorage is…
The Alaska Railroad passes by wildflowers.
Can I take a train from Seattle or Vancouver to Alaska?
Sadly, there is no rail connection through Canada to Alaska, but there are plenty of amazing ways to get here. There are four main ways to reach…
Sadly, there is no rail connection through Canada to Alaska, but there are plenty of amazing ways to get here. There are four main ways to reach…
Rods and reels for Anchorage fishing
Where can I store and ship fish in Anchorage?
There are a number of processing, storage and shipping options for your seafood in Anchorage.
There are a number of processing, storage and shipping options for your seafood in Anchorage.
Anchorage skyline with the Chugach Mountains
Where can I store my luggage in Anchorage?
If you have just a few hours or a full day to explore Anchorage, you can store luggage (and fish) at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
If you have just a few hours or a full day to explore Anchorage, you can store luggage (and fish) at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Denali National Park view from Talkeetna
How far away is Denali?
On a clear day you can see Denali, once known as Mount McKinley, from Anchorage. North America's tallest mountain is located in Denali…
On a clear day you can see Denali, once known as Mount McKinley, from Anchorage. North America's tallest mountain is located in Denali…
Turnagain Arm sightseeing Anchorage Alaska
How do I get from Anchorage to Whittier?
Getting from Anchorage to Whittier is easy. It's about a 60 miles trip, and there are many ways to travel including car, train, bus and…
Getting from Anchorage to Whittier is easy. It's about a 60 miles trip, and there are many ways to travel including car, train, bus and…
Alaska Airlines 737 departing for Anchorage
Do I need a passport to get to Alaska?
U.S. citizens flying between another state and Alaska do not need a passport. However, those driving through Canada or traveling on a ferry or …
U.S. citizens flying between another state and Alaska do not need a passport. However, those driving through Canada or traveling on a ferry or …
Seward Highway road trip Alaska driving
Does the rental car need to be four-wheel drive? Do you need chains in the winter?
Anchorage roads are well maintained all year, meaning any  rental car  will work fine and you won't need to chain up if it snows while…
Anchorage roads are well maintained all year, meaning any  rental car  will work fine and you won't need to chain up if it snows while…
The northern lights add vibrant color to winter nights near Anchorage
Can you see the northern lights from Anchorage?
You can see the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, from Anchorage. The aurora actually occurs all year long, but the sky…
You can see the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, from Anchorage. The aurora actually occurs all year long, but the sky…
Alaska Native Heritage Center explores Alaska Native cultures
Are there igloos?
Sorry, you won't see an igloo in Anchorage or anywhere in Alaska. Igloos were used by the Inuit people of Canada's Central Arctic and…
Sorry, you won't see an igloo in Anchorage or anywhere in Alaska. Igloos were used by the Inuit people of Canada's Central Arctic and…
Alaska Railroad train passes a Glacier in Grandview
Alaska seems to be a very outdoor focused place, are there opportunities for people in wheelchairs or who have reduced mobility?
There are many opportunities in Anchorage for people with wheelchairs or reduced mobility.
There are many opportunities in Anchorage for people with wheelchairs or reduced mobility.
State of Alaska Map
Is Alaska really far away?
Alaska is not as far away from the contiguous United States as you might think.
Alaska is not as far away from the contiguous United States as you might think.