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Alyeska, Alaska

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The location of Alyeska

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Alyeska.

This page contains five sections:

Around Alyeska ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the northwest of Alyeska. Anchorage has a population of 294,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Alyeska and has a population of 10,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alyeska and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Palmer   [Map]   7,209   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Whittier   [Map]   208   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Artesian Village   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Girdwood   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
Hope   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Indian   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Knik   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawing   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moose Pass   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Spenard   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sunrise   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alyeska ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Alyeska.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Alyeska. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Alyeska ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Alyeska.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Girdwood Airport (FAA ID: AQY)   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
Hope Airport (FAA ID: 5HO)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Whittier Airport (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Merrill Fld. (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Alyeska.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alyeska. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   SW   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   WSW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld. (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   E   96 miles [154.5 km]
Cordova Muni. (FAA ID: CKU)   [Map]   ESE   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Girdwood Airport (FAA ID: AQY)   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
Hope Airport (FAA ID: 5HO)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Whittier Airport (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Merrill Fld. (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alyeska. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alyeska.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alyeska) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alyeska. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alyeska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alyeska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.9608, Longitude: -149.1108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alyeska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alyeska), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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