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Questions tagged [alaska]

The Largest state in the United States by area, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.

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Sweetgrass MT to Anchorage travel at the end of March-how will roads be?

We are travelling from Alabama to Anchorage AK, we will be entering Canada from the Sweetgrass MT. Will we have issues driving on the roads or need snow chains or anything like that for the vehicle? ...
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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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How do I effectively block out sunlight in a hotel room in a place where it's sunny for long periods of time?

I'll be flying to Anchorage, Alaska, very soon. In Anchorage during the time I'm traveling, it's common for the sun to not set until it's past 11:00 PM, and for the sun to rise very early in the ...
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Is entering the USA at Hyder, AK actually legal, or only tolerated?

It is mentioned in many places that there is no US border post when entering Hyder, Alaska, a community not connected by road to any other in the USA, and that persons are permitted to cross into ...
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Public water taps in Palmer AK

I would like to find public water taps in Palmer, Alaska, USA.
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Can a tourist obtain a permit to carry a rifle for hiking in Alaska?

This summer I would like to visit Alaska for hiking in the wilderness. However most of Alaska is populated by bears and being on the safe side I would prefer to carry a rifle for self-protection. Is ...
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Do we need a Canadian visa for our cruise from Seattle to Alaska?

We are Indian passport holders and have US multiple entry visa. We have booked an Alaska cruise which departs and returns to Seattle, Washington. Do we need Canadian visa, too, to embark on the cruise?...
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weapons in the State of Alaska [closed]

I own a house in Alaska, I live where for about 6 months, I do not have a green card, I go to the United States and I always remain legally, under the terms of my B2 visa, can I get weapons in the ...
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Canada immigration requirements for Alaska Cruise ship

I plan to take the Alaska cruise ship sometime this summer from Seattle which ports at Victoria BC Canada for few hours (~ 6 to 11 hours). The cruise will return to Seattle port too. Typically I ...
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Alaska car hire [closed]

I want to do a 1 way car hire from Anchorage, Alaska and drop off in Skagway, Alaska but am having trouble finding a company that offers this.
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When does it start to snow on the Alcan?

Me and a friend are going to be driving from Anchorage, Alaska to Seattle, Washington in mid-September. Will we be encountering snow at that time of year, or should we be safe?
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Trying to figure out the hours and timing for Mount Roberts tramway in Juneau, Alaska

How long does it take to ride the Mount Roberts Tramway, one-way? What's the frequency that it runs at? And what are it's hours? The website - http://mountrobertstramway.com - says it costs $33 and ...
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Do shore excursions need to be purchased in advance on cruises?

I'd like to do some shore excursions on a cruise I'm considering. Do the excursions need to be purchased in advance or should they be purchased once you're on the cruise or what? Additionally, I was ...
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What direct scheduled flights exist between Alaska and Russia?

The narrowest distance between mainland Russia and mainland Alaska is approximately 90 kilometers. Some even speculate a bridge could connect the two regions, creating a land link between Eurasia and ...
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Can I rent a car and drive it one way from Seatle, WA to Anchorage, AK? [duplicate]

We would like to pick up a rental car at the Seatle, WA airport and two weeks later return it to the airport in Anchorage, AK. Don't understand why we can't find any agencies that will do this. Does ...
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Travelling from mainland USA to Alaska

I hold a Chinese passport. I'm on my H1B work visa currently. However, my last visa stamp has expired a few months ago. So this one won't be able to help me enter US from outside. My question is, if ...
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In what situation we can see the aurora in Fairbanks?

First of all, a lot of websites show that Feb, Mar, and Sep, Oct are the best aurora observing months. As I browse some aurora prediction websites, they only show Kp level 3-4 in Sep and Oct, and the ...
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Is a permit required to camp at Bear Glacier in Seward, Alaska?

I'm traveling to Bear Glacier near Seward, AK, USA. We're planning to arrive by water taxi, camp near the glacier, and kayak from there. Do you need a permit to camp there? I can't find anything ...
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Kuwaiti Travelling to Alaska

I am a Kuwaiti citizen holding a valid passport with a US tourist visa. I would like to go on a cruise around Alaska. The cruise stops at Vancouver, Canada for only six hours. Should I apply for a ...
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Bus along Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Alaska

I'm looking at ways of getting to the Tachä̀l Dhǟl visitor centre at Kluane National Park, 224 km from Whitehorse and 253 km from the Beaver Creek border crossing. I've found buses between Whitehorse ...
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How can I find a one-way car rental from Alaska to Seattle (through Canada)?

I'm having a difficulty in finding one way car rentals from Alaska, which I can return in Seattle. Do all the main rental agencies restrict such one-way rentals, as they involve crossing through ...
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If I leave through Hyder, will Canada know I've left?

I'm from the U.S. and I've been a visitor in Canada for almost six months. I was planning on going up to Hyder, AK and from there traveling around Alaska for a couple weeks before returning home (to ...
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How can I visit the airbase at Attu Island?

I am researching a book about Attu Island during WWII. How would I go about getting permission to visit the old airbase there? How would I charter a boat to the island?
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Alaska-Canada-USA border crossing under Visa Waiver Program

We are travelling on a Greek passport (EU). We plan to be in Canada next April. Using a land border, after Canada we want to drive west to Alaska, then get back to Canada and then drive south to USA ...
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ANC to MNL via YVR flight requirements

I have a 17-yr old filipina niece who is currently in US under an immigrant visa and wishes to travel alone from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ANC) to Manila, Philippines (MNL) via Vancouver, Canada (YVR). ...
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Northern Lights in Alaska [closed]

My wife and I would love to see the northern lights in Alaska this winter, but it can be difficult finding tour companies specializing in this sort of Alaska trip (almost all of them are for summer ...
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Alaska, from Anchorage to Fairbank, car/hotel vs MotorHome

I would love to travel to Alaska, the flight tickets are already expensive, and the hotel I think those prices are like too high for being Alaska, so came to my mind the option to rent a motorhome, is ...
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Can we get a new visa waiver in Canada, for Alaska, when our old one expires in the US?

We are UK citizens driving from Patagonia to Alaska, then shipping home from New York. We hope to be in the US for 3 months, a couple of months in Canada then into Alaska for a couple of months and ...
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Strange ZIP codes in Alaska?

Most ZIP codes in the US are fairly familiar - 5 digits, like 90210. However I've come across some weird ZIP codes in Anchorage - like 995MX. (Visible on this map) Many websites (like google maps) ...
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What is the northernmost location on the north american continent, reachable by four-wheel drive?

Since my original plan (Driving to Barrow, Alaska) seems impossible without turning the start of my world-trip into a major overland expedition, I'm trying to find out what the most northern location ...
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Getting to Barrow, Alaska overland

I would like to drive to Barrow, Alaska. Mainly because it is the northernmost inhabited place still on the north American continent. However, I understand there are no regular roads going to the ...
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I've been told one state in the US is the easternmost, westernmost and northernmost state. How to visit the points?

According to what I've been told, one state (Alaska) has land which is considered the easternmost, northernmost, and westernnmost in all of the USA. What are the three points that allows it to claim ...
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Annular Solar Eclipse - Adak Island, May 2012: Airfare help?

I want to take a flight to Adak island (or a ferry) for the May 2012 solar eclipse. All the flights from CHI to ADK on alaskaair.com state them as fully booked. This is, most likely, due to many ...
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Travelling to Attu Island

The U.S. Coast Guard recently closed and abandoned (I think) their Loran station on Attu Island, Alaska. Is it possible to legally visit Attu now? Is there any red tape involved? Is the airport open ...
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What seasonal work can fund travel?

I'm fond of the travel strategy that involves arriving at a workplace near your destination and doing seasonal labor until you've saved enough to have fun in and around the same geographical area. ...