WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO ALASKA    

COOL CULTURE

Alaska has been shaped by a unique mixture of cultures, such as Russians, Europeans, and Inuits. Alaskans celebrates several festivals including the Sitka Whale Fest, Stikine River Garnet Fest, World Ice Art, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

POLAR PLEASURES

During summertime, Alaska offers a majestic 24 hours of around-the-clock sunlight. Wintertime, on the hand, offers the Aurora Borealis – the magnificent Northern lights that cast a wonderful & amazing light show over the landscape.

CLIMATE

In Juneau, the capital city, mid-latitude Oceanic Climate prevails – all-year-round precipitation and milder winter temperatures. In the south part of Central Alaska, on the other hand, Subarctic Climate is prevalent – cooler summers and more snow.

DRIVERS LICENSE

Your out-of-state valid non-commercial driver’s license can be used for 90 days. If your driver’s license is no longer valid, you will be required to take the road, vision, written, and drug and alcohol awareness tests.

REAL ESTATE

Alaska homes are listed at an average price of $301,883 with the median price for sales hovering at $210,700. If you are interested in learning more, check out the Alaska Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reliable and reputable company. Before your move to Alaska, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

12 Fun Things to Do in Alaska

Looking to mountain ski or go white-water rafting? Check out this article by the Travel Channel for some fun ideas on what to do when you arrive.

Iconic Alskan Foods

Moose, bear, elk, caribou, reindeer and even mountain goats are served in many of Alaska’s restaurants. (Reindeer sausage anyone? It's a local fast-food fave.)

Helicopter & Dogsled Tours

There is nothing like seeing Alaska’s immense wilderness from the sky, or from the ground on a dogsled tour on a remote glacier. The best way to see Alaska!