Alaska transportation and travel
The extent of the road network being very modest, the distances very large, it is often the ideal solution. Moreover, many Alaskans (1/80) have their own Cessna or Otter, parked or moored right in front of their homes ... In Anchorage, go take a look at the Lake Hood seaplane base: a real beehive, the largest of its kind in the world.
As for flights, that does not mean that they are cheap!
We also find plé but this is mainly to walk tourists, in Denali. The only limiting factors are actually the weather and ... the price, necessarily prohibitive.
If you have the means and the opportunity, do not hesitate to offer yourself a plane bush or seaplane flight : it is a typical experience in Alaska.
The British and those of southern Alaska. You can also continue to the end of the Aleutian Islands. An extraordinary journey, without counting the changes of boats, for those who would go to the end. Then count nearly 8 days.
In any case, treat yourself to at least a ferry ride to take the pulse of maritime Alaska. A classic chip jump involves joining Valdez from Whittier or vice versa, which allows you to find the road at each end.
The rail network with the Alaska Railroad Corporation is not very dense, but allows you to connect the major sites on beautiful routes.
- The Denali Star Train connects Anchorage to Fairbanks via Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali.
- The Coastal Classic Train provides a local connection between Anchorage and Seward via Girdwood.
- The Glacier Discovery Train runs from Anchorage to Grandview.
- The Hurricane Turn Train connects Anchorage to Hurricane Gulch via Wasilla and Talkeetna.
- The Aurora Winter Train also connects Anchorage to Fairbanks, with multiple stops, including Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali.
Interior Fairbanks shuttles.
From May at Fairbanks Denali, 75 Anchorage.
Return trip in 2h30. Stage Line also serves the Kenai Peninsula: Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seward.
Who didn & rsquoUs to the Canadian Highway)? 3 km of road from Seattle, crossing right through Canadian British Columbia and the Yukon. More than a trip, it is better not to break down ... The charm of the Alcan is that of the arctic road trips, with myriads of mosquitoes, moose and sometimes the chance to cross paths with look a grizzly or a fox. Afterwards, of course, we will have to think about the return: many choose the road in one direction and the ferry in the other. A superb combination ... but not within reach of all budgets.
Those who have a more limited time in August, it is better to do it in advance, at the risk of seeing prices soar and only finding large polluting and expensive vehicles.
- To drive on American soil: in principle, the national driver's license is sufficient. But beware, some rental companies require their French customers to have an international driving license. Check with your rental company beforehand.