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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Yakutat ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Yakutat and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Situk   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yakutat. 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
    Yakutat Tourism


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 Yakutat ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yakutat Airport(YAK/PAYA)   [Map]   YAK   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   ESE   201 miles [323.5 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 Yakutat.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Yakutat. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Yakutat Airport(YAK/PAYA)   [Map]   YAK   SE   4 miles [6.4 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
 
Yakutat Airport   (YAK/PAYA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yakutat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.5492, Longitude: -139.7303     [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 Yakutat), 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 Yakutat.