Anchorage is a city in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located northeast of the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and Cook Inlet, due north of the Kenai Peninsula, northwest of Prince William Sound and Alaska Panhandle.
Anchorage is set in the heart of great Alaska wilderness and offers sightseeing opportunities and also fishing, hiking, trekking, wildlife viewing, flight seeing, day cruises, kayaking, canoeing and scenic day trips. One of the most popular trips is to take the train up into Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley.
Anchorage has world-class entertainment, sporting events, countless festivals and a jamming local music scene. Downtown streets are lined with galleries, specialty shops and outdoor displays that showcase the unique works of Alaska's finest artists.
Mild winter climate, snow-covered mountains and forests, an award-winning trail system, and miles of untracked snow create the ideal conditions for winter activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more.
Things to See & Do
* Denali National Park
* Mt McKinley
* Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing
* Porterage Glacier
* Winter alpine activities
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 8,430.4 km²
Population – 278,241 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – Cruise ships dock in Seward and are transferred by rail, coach or tram to Anchorage.
Transport Links - Anchorage is centrally located with more than 280 flights serviced daily by domestic and international airlines. Anchorage can also be reached from anywhere in North America via the Alaska Highway.