We plan to visit Barrow this month and found all the hotels had been booked out.. We can do an one-day trip, but ideally we hope can stay there for a night. Is there any place we can stay other than the three hotels? Just need a stayable warm place, we don't even need a bed. Any suggestion? Thank you guys!
I would like names of tour operators, schedule information for may 2014 and pricing for 2 to travel by small boat to hubbard glacier
Are there any cliffs or bluffs near Dillingham?
Is there dog sledding tours in Barrow, Alaska?
I have a cold foot sweatshirt that is wearing out and I was wondering if I could buy another online?
If I worked in Alaska, I could get more days stay?
I'm visiting Oct 30-Nov 2 and wondering what my options will be for outdoor activities? I'm assuming whales are long gone but what about kayaking, boat tours, and rest of local attractions, etc? Are activities shutting down this time of year or does anyone have specific suggestions? Planning on some hiking and checking out the glacier already. Thank you!
can i go by myself to see the northern lights? (traveling alone)
just get a week off work, so planning to book a flight for tomorrow (12 oct 2013) if I can do all activity's by my self.
I called 3 tours company and all of theme cant do anything before the 1st of November 2013
hi, i am a 27 year old female and am looking for a inter alaskian adventure of a lifetime :)) i am very outdoorsy and would love to head into anchorage and fairbanks and experience as much as possible in january.. i realise its winter but i am keen as beans to chase the northern lights, see the chenai hot springs, do some hiking and meet the locals, maybe use my emergency nursing career to do some volunteer work also. was wondering if any has any advice/ideas of places or travel options at this time? i don't want to be constrained to long haul tours but i know hiring a car and winging it isn't the best option due to the harsh conditions the time i want to go.. any ideas and advice is welcome. thanks
Where is the best and cheapest place to stay in dutch harbor?
What are the typical driving conditions from Fairbanks to Anchorage the last few days of October? We have taken the trip via Parks Highway once in the Spring.
I fish but my wife dosent what can we do together
Is it true that the cruise companies own a lot of the stores in Skagway?
Hi. I'm traveling in Alaska in the last 2 weeks of September (going to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, Whittier, Valdez, etc) and and am planning to camp wherever there is no cheap accommodation like hostels available (hotels & lodges are too expensive for me). As I imagine it'll get substantially cold by that time, what kind of sleeping bag would you recommend that I bring? I'm thinking of bringing a 20-degree down sleeping-bag (compact enough to fit in my backpack), but not sure if it's sufficiently warm. I am also planning to bring a 4-season tent. I also heard that a down sleeping bag is not recommended as you often get wet in Alaska and down is not goof for that kind of environment but is it true? I will be driving a rental car so I think the possibility of my gears getting wet (except for the tent) are minimal.
Thank you for your advice.
Hi, we are thinking about going to Alaska (Juneau, Ketchikan...) the first week in October. We wanted to rent kayaks, or take any kayaking tour, or ice climbing, but it looks like there is nothing in October, can anyone help us with this? is there anybody that has gone to Alaska that date?? Thanks!!
How do you get to Galankin Island from downtown Sitka? What is the ferry cost?
We are looking for bus that will bring us from Fairbanks to Anchorage on Tuesday/Wednesday in October. Any idea? Thanks
Is an Alaska cruise worth doing to see a lot of Alaskan key points or should I just fly into anchorage and rent a car???
I need your suggestions regarding the following itinerary. I understand that this is a rushed tour but I don't have much choice, so want to make best use of these 5 days n Alaska
Day 0 - reaching Anchorage late night, stay
Day 1. - Seward train and Kenai fords 6 hr tour. Is it worth taking the 9 hr trip?
Day 2 - leave early morning for Denali, do an afternoon bus tour (which one shud I take?) , stay at Fairbanks - hoping to catch some Northern Lights
Day 3 - full day Denali NP, which bus tour shud I take? stay at Fairbanks - hoping to catch some Northern Lights
Day 4 - do the best possible scenic route from Fairbanks to anchorage, if possible via Valdez
Day 5 - I only have time till Noon since my flight is at 2 PM, Wht shud I do? - flight seeing ??
I am deeply into photography and love driving so can manage long drives.
Also, can/shud I squeeze the Kenai peninsula drive to Homer by skipping anything else? Is there a way to go to Homer and drive back to Anchorage via a different route?
Since I will be traveling in the 1st week of Sep, which place wud be my best bet for "Fall colors" photography?
Please share some existing posts if that can be helpful as well.
hi and thanks in advance for any help
We are thinking seriously of doing the below trip this will mean we will not cruise the leg from Bellingham to Ketchikan or the leg from Juneau to Whittier. So my question is how scenic and what will we miss on the two legs we would cut out. Our reasoning for doing the ferry is so that we could spend more time in the ports then they cruise ships allow.
The cruises are so hard to resist with their great pricing but we think we would like to spend some time (days) in the ports rather than just hours. So in general we would prefer to take the ferry but to avoid the overnights we would fly into Ketchikan and then hop on hop off the ferry up to Haines and then back to Juneau to fly to Anchorage.
If we do the ferry we would do something like.. Fly into Ketchikan and then take the ferry>> Petersburg>>> Sitka>>> Juneau>>> Haines>>>> Skagway and then back to Juneau…. To Fly out to Anchorage and then onto Denali…..
Please feel free to include …Any suggestions you have about the ferry route or anything else you think we should know .
Can you bring any alcohol on board to consume on the ship?
Hello there, my friends and I will be in Fairbanks for 5 days in mid-September and hoping to see the northern lights. I was wondering if anyone knows a good place to view the lights. I heard about Chena Hot spring but I was thinking more of campgrounds where we can build a campfire on our own and wait for the lights every night we're in Fairbanks. I want to keep it affordable by just driving to a campgrounds and wait for the lights each night. Please let me know of any recommendation for this. Thanks so much!
Is the whale watching and wildlife quest worth it
Hi Folks. I'm headed up to Alaska in a few days. Starting from Juneau, we'll be boating up and down the inner passage. (Father in law has a boat up there)
I've researched a bit about the Juneau area and have the general lay of the land. Any input on the BEST highlight that you would suggest is not to be missed?
Also will be spending some time at Taku Lodge...suggestions for highlights around there would be great!
What is the best leg/segment of the Alaskan Railroad? I love trains and I want to do this, but I want to maximize our time and budget and see the best sites from the rails. (We will be visiting Alaska by land only and I am working on our itinerary/routes)
Can someone explain the best way to get my car, dogs and cats from Denver, Colorado, to Sitka, Alaska? I don't understand the ferry system very well.
Does Juneau and Haines AK offer beautiful fall colors?
If so, is this in September?
What is the best way to get from the train station to the area where the day glacier and wildlife cruises leave from? and since the train arrives at 11:05 and the day cruise leaves at 11:30 is it reasonable to think I can make it for the cruise?
Heading that direction on September 1
Hi iam a new member. I need some help from co members. Mine is a family of three persons and we are visiting Barrow on our own in June 2014. We would be leaving Barrow by morning 11.30 flight to Fairbanks and would be reaching FB at 12.30 PM. We would like to know about the possibility of leaving for Denali the same day. Is it possible? What is the mode since own transport is not possible. Is there any coach or van service
We will be whitewater rafting in Denali in mid-to-late August. I'd like to know what to wear for this- it will be starting at 6:30 p.m. for 2-3 hours. Also, if anyone has any tips for other travel ware in Alaska at this time of the year, I'd appreciate it - kayaking, cruise on the Kenai Fjords, etc. Thanks for any help!