Travel guide to Alaska

Facts

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Local name
Alaska
Inhabitants
550.000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Alaska, if you want to avoid freezing temperatures, is from June to August. You can also visit Alaska in the winter, where you can go skiing or dog sledging, but you should be prepared that it gets very cold.

Literature

Alaska Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska Adventuring in Alaska

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in the U.K. it is 03.00 in Alaska.

Culture and entertainment

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place in March, the Gold Rush Days in June, and the Moose Dropping Festival and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival are both in July. You can experience the Alaska Day Festival in October and the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in November.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In Alaska there are good accommodation possibilities. There are many B&Bs and quite a few hotels, motels, hostels and guesthouses. It is a good idea to book a room before you arrive in Alaska, especially in the summer. Book your hotel in Alaska here

Local transport

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Taxi

Taxis operate in all cities in Alaska. They can easily be hailed in the street and most of them use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect most of the large cities. It is also possible to fly between certain areas just as it is possible to sail along the coast.
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