Anchorage

Seasonal summer Alaska-Russian Far East service on Yakutia Airlines operates from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yakutsk.

Surrounded by all the beauty and activities of Alaska, Anchorage offers a unique blend of spectacular scenery, Russian and Native heritage, Alaskan adventure and big city amenities. There are other features of Anchorage that make it unique: the huge tidal range, second-highest in the world; multiple, beautiful cross-country ski trails; the Fur Rendezvous festival, held each February; America’s highest percentage of licensed airplane pilots (with several airports and landing strips in the city or nearby); frequent small earthquakes; spring windstorms (“Chinook winds”); active volcanoes nearby (to the southwest, in the Alaska Range, volcanoes such as Mount Spurr, Mount St. Augustine, Iliamna volcano, and others have coated the city with ash in recent years); its extreme youth (it was founded in 1915 but didn’t grow much until the 1940s); and much else.

Photo: Anchorage Skyline – Ken Graham Photography, Courtesy of ATIA