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Skagway, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Skagway ...

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Chilkoot   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Covenant Life   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Haines   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Klukwan   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lutak   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mosquito Lake   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mud Bay   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wells   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ben-My-Chree (BC)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Engineer (BC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fraser (BC)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Log Cabin (BC)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pavey (BC)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pennington (BC)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
White Pass (BC)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Skagway ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Covenant Life   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West of Skagway   [Map]
Engineer (BC)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Log Cabin (BC)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadows (BC)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mosquito Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Camp (BC)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Teepee (BC)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Skagway ...

Looking for more information about Skagway? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Skagway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Skagway.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Skagway.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Skagway. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Skagway Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Skagway

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 Skagway ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NW   Less than 2 miles
Haines Airport(HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   HNS   SSW   16 miles [25.7 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Skagway.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NW   Less than 2 miles
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   SSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Whitehorse Intl. (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]   CYXY   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Whitehorse - Cousins Airport   [Map]   CFP8   N   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Haines Airport(HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   HNS   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mule Creek Airport   [Map]   CBS4   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carcross Airport   [Map]   CFA4   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Atlin Airport(ICAO: CYSQ)   [Map]   CYSQ   E   58 miles [93.3 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.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitehorse Intl.   (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]
        Website for Erik Nielsen - Whitehorse International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Haines Airport   (HNS/PAHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Atlin Airport   (ICAO: CYSQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Skagway: www.skagway.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Skagway. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skagway) 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 Skagway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Skagway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skagway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.4583, Longitude: -135.3125     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Skagway), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Skagway.