Whittier, Alaska -
The Unique Place
- Whittier Alaska is 1.5 hour away from Anchorage -
largest city in Alaska. Take Whittier Shuttle Bus
service to Anchorage, rent a car and spend the day
enjoying the sites of beautiful Whittier/Anchorage
Alaska. Check out the one-way
Whittier Tunnel schedule to get in and out of
- Although Whittier Alaska is a small place there
are a couple of hotels and accommodations available.
Whittier Alaska Dining and
- See the selection of dining and entertainmnet.
Whittier Alaska Activities
- There is plenty of things to do and see in
Whittier Alaska - kayaking, fishing, glacier hiking,
Whittier is Anchorage's portal to
Prince William Sound. Although Anchorage itself in
on Upper Cook Inlet, the highest tides in the
Northern America, muddy, fast-moving water offers no
use for boating. Whittier, on the other hand, stands
on the edge of a long fjord, whose clear waters are
full of salmon orcas, and otters. Surrounded by
mountains dripping with glaciers which are beautiful
when the sun is shining, they also trap storms over
the town and as a result 15 feet of rain and 20 feet
of snow a year is average. Most of town's 250
residents live in one 14-story structure, which
certainly cuts down on snow-shoveling time.
In the past, the only way to get to
Whittier was by riding through the mountain by
train. Now the railway tunnel is paved creating
North America's longest highway tunnel.
But it is also among the most inconvenient to use in North America. It has
only one lane, and that lane must be shared by
traffic and trains in both directions.
There are lots of exciting things to do in Whittier
such as hiking, fishing for salmon, trout, red
snapper, photography, hunting for bear and birds,
wildlife viewing, and much more right here in