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Cheap Flights to Alaska

Home of the grizzly bear and Northern Lights, the vast wilderness of Alaska is separated from the United States. Your mind may go immediately to an arctic wasteland of barren snowscapes, but America’s 49th state is a place filled with life and riven with wonders. Alaska is visited by 2 million people yearly, almost all during the short summer months.

Flights to Alaska

Although many tourists reach Alaska on cruise ships out of Seattle and Vancouver, the main transit point to the polar state is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

ANC is named as a major hub for Alaska Airlines, PenAir, FedEx Express, Polar Air Cargo, and UPS Airlines. Anchorage is served domestically by regular flights out of Seattle, with a growing number of direct flights from other major US cities and over the North Pole from Korea, Japan, and Europe.

From Anchorage you can organize travel forward to Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) or organize a car rental for travel elsewhere in the area. Only the south and eastern parts of the state are serviced by the highway network, and bush flights to local aerodromes are the most common way to travel. The last major airport in the state is Juneau International Airport (JNU), which serves the capital city.

Stuff to do in Alaska:

The main draw of Alaska is its heart-stopping beauty. Centered around Mount McKinley, the highest mountain on the North American continent, Denali National Park is enormous. The park is rich with ecological and geological diversity, rising from tundra to the bitter peaks of the Alaska Range. Wolves and grizzly bears wander the park in the summer, while in the spring and fall the captivating Aurora Borealis can be glimpsed high in the Arctic skies.

At Kenai Fjords National Park, located less than an hour's flight from Anchorage, you can rent a canoe and paddle right up to the glaciers. The deep waters of the fjords are only part of the national park, which also encompasses a majestic forest and towering mountains.

Advice for Tourists Visiting Alaska:

Alaska’s main tourist season runs from mid-May until mid-September with a 30 day “golden window” between June and July. The weather in Alaska can be varied and unpredictable, with pleasant daytime highs of between 60 and 80 degrees. It’s also the time of the midnight sun, with up to 22 hours of daylight in some parts of the state. If you

want to see the Northern Lights, your best chances will come between September until late April when skies are clear and dark.

At the end of a long day, you’ll want to escape the mosquitoes (or the cold) in a cozy haven of your own. Booking accommodations in Alaska is easy when you use Skyscanner’s hotel price comparison tool. We’ll find you a great deal without ever charging you a penny.  

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