Cheap Flights to Anvik

Anvik Airport serves the city of Anvik in Alaska. Operated by the state of Alaska DOT&PF – Northern Region, it is a public-use airport located one mile or two kilometres southeast of the central business district of Anvik. Residing at an elevation of 309 feet or 902 metres above mean sea level, the airport operates with a gravel-surfaced runway designated 17/35, measuring 2,960 feet x 75 feet or 902 metres by 23 metres.

Anvik is a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in Alaska, United States. Home to the Deg Hit’an people, the name “Anvik” translates to “exit” in the Central Alaskan Yup’ik language. Anvik has a total land area of 24.6 square kilometres or 9.5 square miles, and has been known throughout the years by names such as American Station, Anvic, Anvig Station, and Anwig.

What to see & do

Tourists visiting Anvik can get to witness the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, as the city serves as the first checkpoint on the Yukon River when the race takes a southern route every other year. The church in the city is always rung for the first team that arrives. Anvik is located within the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, which is a part of the Unorganized Borough of Alaska. Within the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, there are national protected areas that includes part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, part of the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge, Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Steese National Conservation Area, White Mountains National Recreation Area, part of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Other communities within the area that tourists can explore after Anvik include the Galena and Fort Yukon, the largest communities in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race also goes through Galena every other year, as does the Tesoro Iron Dog trans-Alaska snowmobile race. Speedboat racing can also be witnesses in Galena, as it is the halfway point of the Yukon 800, an annual summer speedboat race that starts at Fairbanks, taking place along the Tanana and Yukon Rivers.

How to get around within Anvik

No information is available on the transportation within Anvik, Alaska. As with small communities in Alaska, local transportation in Anvik most likely involves snow machines, ATVs, and skiffs. Within the US state of Alaska, some of the options for going around include going by bus, train, and boat, in addition to bicycles and cars. When travelling by bus, the state’s bus and shuttle service is provided by Alaska Bus Guy, Alaska Direct, Interior Alaska Bus Lines, Alaska Parks Connections, Alaska Yukon Trails, Anchorage Denali Express, Dalton Highway Express, Seward Bus Lines, Stage Lines in Homer, and Whittier Shuttle. When going by train, Alaska is served by the Alaska Railroad, in addition to the Wilderness Express, and the McKinley Explorer. The railroad service goes from Seward to Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks to North Pole, and more, with numerous luxury dome railcars pulled by the Alaska Railroad, that are normally used by the major cruise lines, although available for reservation. Travelling by boat, there are companies that offer cruises in the state of Alaska such as Holland America, Princess Cruises, Adventure Life, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruises AdventureSmith Explorations, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Cruise 118. Alaska also has a ferry service provided by Alaska Marine Highway System. Going around Alaska by driving or by riding the bicycle, the state’s road system only covers a small area, and has very few road connections. Although arguably the least-connected state when it comes to road transportation, most of Alaska’s highways are equipped with bike paths, and other designated paved bike riding areas.

How to get there

Anvik Airport, serving the city of Anvik in Alaska receives flights from Grayling Airport in Grayling, a city also located in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. These flights are operated by Era Alaska.

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