Travel to Alaska

We can pick you up from an accommodation in downtown or midtown (please don’t book accommodation in South Anchorage). We send a detailed email with your trip start day logistics about a 7-10 days before the trip. We generally pick up folks between 7.30 and 8.30am on the first day of the trip. Timing is very tight and we choreograph the pickups by location. It’s very important you are packed and ready to go at the time we give you.

Keep in mind that with increasing challenges to the airline industry, it seems like more flights are delayed. A delay of just a few hours could mean that you miss the first three days of your trip with us!

For example, if your trip with us starts with kayaking, it will be difficult, expensive and perhaps impossible for you to catch up with the group if you arrive late. That’s why we encourage you to arrive in Anchorage no later than the night before your tour starts.

We’ll do what we can, but any expenses will be your responsibility so please plan accordingly.

This is a tough one…personal taste in accommodation varies greatly. Remember due to the costs of transporting everything up here, the cost of living in Alaska is generally 20-40% higher. This will be reflected in accommodation costs.

Please be careful of trying to go super-cheap. Unless you choose one of the hostels we recommend below, there are some budget accommodation in Anchorage that are real dives. We strongly recommend you check out comments on Trip Advisor before booking.

Here’s a few Hostels that are clean, comfortable and a bargain compared to anywhere else in town. Most have a combination of dorm beds and simple private rooms.

Arctic Adventure Hostel

Spenard Hostel International

Anchorage Guest House (half-way between a hostel and B&B)

The Arctic Fox Inn has been getting rave reviews from our guests lately.

Another of our favorite B&B’s is Susitna Place 

Then there are the usual chains, convenient to the airport.

Most major chains are also downtown, remember – Anchorage rates are surprisingly high.