Juneau | (JNU) | JEW-noh
"Alaska's Capital City"
Juneau was built at the heart of the Inside Passage along the Gastineau Channel and is on the mainland of Southeast Alaska. It lies approximately 830 nautical miles northwest of Bellingham, 326 nautical miles northwest of Prince Rupert, 68 nautical miles southeast of Haines, and 528 nautical miles southeast of Whittier. Alaska's capital city is a vibrant coastal community tucked among scenic mountains, glaciers, and waterways. Visitors of all ages have a wide range of attractions and activities, such as hiking, kayaking, biking, ziplining, fishing, wildlife viewing, gold mining history, and viewing spectacular scenery.
- The famous Mendenhall Glacier is located just 13 miles from downtown Juneau and is the only glacier in Southeast Alaska accessible by road.
- Access the Juneau Icefield, including the Mendenhall Glacier, by fixed-wing aircraft or walk on a glacier via a helicopter tour.
- Wildlife viewing is spectacular, search for: whales, bears, eagles, seals, sea lions, waterfowl, shorebirds, Dall's porpoise, mountain goats, and Sitka blacktail deer.
- All five species of Pacific salmon are found in the waters surrounding Juneau.
- Visit www.traveljuneau.com for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Juneau is a transportation hub in Southeast Alaska with service provided by five AMHS vessels. From Juneau, go as far south as Bellingham, Washington and as far north as Whittier. Fly into Juneau, and take the ferry to smaller communities such as Sitka, Pelican and Gustavus. A short ferry ride to Haines or Skagway will connect you to surface highways that lead north to Fairbanks and Anchorage, or south through Canada and into the "Lower 48."
Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.