Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Whittier, Alaska


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
32 29 31 38 46 54 57 56 49 39 31 29

Overview

Whittier is nestled between the glacier-capped Chugach mountains and Prince William Sound. Built by the U.S. Government during World War II as a hidden port, today Whittier is the gateway to a recreational wonderland. In May of 2000, a highway from Whittier to the Interior opened to the public. This spectacular drive from the edge of Prince William Sound through the Chugach mountains winds through a series of tunnels, and connects Whittier to Anchorage only 45 miles to the south. Travelers also have the option of taking the famed Alaska Railroad from Whittier all the way to Fairbanks.

Things to Do

A great place to visit is the Begich Towers Incorporated. This is a 14 story complex that has restaurants, cafes, shops, and a church.

Dog sledding is very popular here. Have a great time dog sledding with a tour guide through snow trails throughout the area. A great activity to do when you are in the city.

Driving Directions

Directions from Anchorage International Airport

  • Start off by going West on Service Road toward Point Woronzof Drive
  • Turn RIGHT onto Airport Access Drive
  • Turn LEFT onto Raspberry Road
  • Take the Minnesota Drive South Ramp
  • Merge onto Minnesota Drive
  • Minnesota Drive becomes Omalley Road
  • Take Seward Hwy South Ramp
  • Merge onto Seward Hwy / AK-1 S / Interstate A1 S
  • Turn LEFT onto Portage Glacier Road
  • Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on Portage Glacier Road
  • Portage Glacier Road becomes Portage Glacier Hwy
  • Turn RIGHT onto West Camp Road
  • Turn RIGHT onto Whittier Street
  • Turn RIGHT onto Glacier Ave.
  • Turn LEFT onto Billings Street
  • End at Whittier, AK

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