Frequently Asked Questions

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How close is Alaska to Russia?

The narrowest distance between mainland Russia and mainland Alaska is approximately 55 miles. However, in the body of water between Alaska...

What is Alaska's weather like?

The weather in Alaska can vary greatly depending on latitude, altitude, proximity to water, and time of year. Alaska may be known best for...

We'd like to go on a day hike around Fairbanks, where do we go?

Within a half hour’s drive of Fairbanks is the Chena River State Recreation Area (CRSRA) which provides a wide variety of maintained hiking...

I want to take a day long cruise, where do I go?

That depends on what you want in a cruise. The two most popular cruise departure points close to Anchorage are Whittier and Seward. Whittier...

I want to go backpacking without trails. Where do I go?

To almost any public lands area in Alaska! National parks, state parks, national forests, and BLM land all provide hiking without trails...

I've been in Alaska for a week and still haven't seen a moose! Help me out!

Moose can be seen almost anywhere in Southcentral Alaska from Anchorage backyards and parks to high country meadows. Moose can be in...

Is it dark all winter long in Alaska?

The amount of daily sunlight received by certain communities in Alaska can vary quite drastically as you go from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska...

If Tok is nicknamed "The coldest inhabited community in North America" then how cold does it get?

During January, which is the coldest month, the average high is -7 degrees Fahrenheit (-22 degrees Celsius) and the average low is -27 degrees...

Where can we go to bird watch?

Westchester Lagoon is a great and easily accessible area that is located in downtown Anchorage. Take a short drive south of Anchorage to...