Alaska, United States

Anchorage to Whittier

Alaska United States

My dad loves to watch television shows based in Alaska. My mom finally decided it was time we took a trip there. I knew Alaska was going to be different from any other place I had previously visited. We arrived in Anchorage, Alaska at nighttime, only to find out that the sun doesn’t really set in the summertime. It stayed light out until about 3 am and even then, it doesn’t get pitch black. We rented a house and a SUV, which was great for my big family.

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On our first full day in Alaska, we decided to make the 1.5 hour drive to Whittier, Alaska. The drive was beautiful and you will come across so many scenic stops along the way. You will drive with water on one side of you and mountains on the other. Alaska is known for its pristine nature so take the time to stop and enjoy it.

My family
Andrew taking in the view  
Icy mountain on the way to Whittier

The drive is pretty easy until you reach the Whittier tunnel, which only allows one-way traffic. Sometimes, the tunnel can even be closed. My mother was not a fan of this tunnel. She doesn’t like enclosed spaces and the tunnel is quite long. You can check the tunnel schedule online to make sure the tunnel is open during your visit to Whittier. The population is about 215 people. Oddly enough, most of the population of Whittier resides in one single building. We walked around the small city and admired the fishermen. There isn’t too much to do in Whittier but the drive there is worth it. Whittier is quaint and it was interesting to see such a tiny town.

Welcome to Whittier, Alaska

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My majestic father



Contributed by Sigournee Grano
Sigournee is the co-creator of Roaming Love. She is a travel enthusiast, photographer, writer and wife.