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Layover In Anchorage, Alaska

| July 1, 2013

Stuck on an Anchorage, Alaska layover at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in Alaska? The airport is located roughly 4 miles from downtown Anchorage which makes the city an accessible destination for those on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Alaska layover, click here for useful tips.
Anchorage Layover stopover Alaska

If you’re stuck in the airport during your layover, you’ll find plenty to do to keep you occupied. There is an Alaska Native Art Display located in the Mezzanine of the “C” Concourse above the passenger exit lane, and in the “Northern Lights Corridor” connecting the terminal with the rental car facilities). There is also a an Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee display in the South Terminal next to the parking garage entrance.

The Atwood Military Lounge is available for anyone with a Military I.D. in the South Terminal on Level 1. For more information call 907/248-2535 or email [email protected] Additional lounges at the Anchorage airport include Legends Lounge, Upper One Lounge, and Cross Point Lounge.

Pet relief areas are available in both terminals, as well as lost and found, baggage and freezer storage services, and more (click here for more information). Wireless Internet is available to passengers in the Anchorage airport, free of charge.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a hotel to rest in, there are many options in Anchorage for varying price points. Click here for a comprehensive listings of various Anchorage hotels.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport during your layover and traveling into Anchorage, there’s a number of transportation options. Taxis are available at both terminals and the fare from the airport to downtown costs roughly $20-25 and takes 15-20 minutes. There is also bus and shuttle services available as well as rental cars.

LayoverGuide.com’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On An Anchorage Layover:

Segway & ATV Tours Of Anchorage
A fun, active way to see the sights of Anchorage, there are many outdoor tour activities including Segway Tours and Heiny’s ATV Adventures. There’s also bike rentals downtown if you’d prefer a more physically active option.

Customized Tours
Whether you want to go glacier cruising, hiking, kayaking or flying, there are tour groups in Alaska who can assist you including Planet Earth Adventures, Horse Trekkin Alaska and Rust’s Flying Service to name a few.

Iditarod Sled Dog Tours
Interested in a two-miles dog sled ride? Iditarod Sled Dog Tours take you on a two-mile sled ride while being pulled by 13 Iditarod sled dogs.

Prince William Sound
For those on long layovers, you can consider a cruise through glaciers about one hour from Anchorage, where you can see marine life and wildlife, and scenic Alaska landscape.

Portage Glacier
Considered one of Alaska’s most famous drives, the trip to Portage Glacier is stunning where you can see wildlife including bald eagles, whales, and even bears.

None of these interest you? You can find many other Anchorage activities here.

Have advice for an Anchorage layover? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Linus Romey says:

    There is another option for Segway tours right off the airport without needing to travel to downtown Anchorage.

    Segwav, LLC. offers guided tours of the Lake Hood/Lake Spenard complex, the larges and busiest seaplane base in the world. Staging out of the Aviation Heritage Museum, it is only a short airport shuttle ride from the International Airport.

    This is a two hour guided tour.