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Moving to Alaska

There aren't many locations in the world where you can dog-sled, glacier view, pan for gold, see a volcano, river raft, get up close with a 20,320-foot tall mountain, and enjoy an ocean cruise all in one place! You’re going to love living in Alaska! Here are some things you need to know before moving there.

Alaska moving companies can help you move to the Last Frontier.

How to Move to Alaska Affordably

If you’re looking for an Alaska moving company, try U-Pack®. It’s the best way to move to Alaska without driving a rental truck through Canada or paying for pricey full-service movers. Here’s how it works:

  • moving container, ocean container, or moving trailer is delivered to your home.
  • You load it.
  • It gets shipped to the port in Tacoma, WA.
  • It sails to your new home in Alaska!
  • You unload it.
  • U-Pack picks up the empty equipment.

The best part of U-Pack is the price, with rates competitive with truck rental (when you include the cost of gas).

Get a free moving quote to find out more about moving to Alaska with U-Pack. We Drive. You Save.®

What the Weather is Like

Alaska’s weather is pretty diverse. Southeast Alaska receives the most rainfall, with about 54.4 inches annually. The interior of Alaska receives warm, sunny weather during the summer, but bitter-cold temps during the winter. Always dress in layers in Alaska because the weather changes very quickly. Speaking of dress, the dress code in Alaska is very informal and casual – think function over fashion. You can expect temperatures during the summer to range from 60 F to 80 F, and winter temperatures in the freezing to deep negatives.

Long Summer Days

It may take some time to get used to the average 19 hours of daylight in summer. Once you’re used to the rising and setting of the sun, make the most of the light by exploring Alaska’s unspoiled beauty. 10 p.m. is a great time to begin a hike!

The Great Outdoors

The word “great” to describe the outdoors of Alaska seems like an understatement. There are so many things to do outdoors in Alaska; you’ll have to decide exactly where to start first. Your family will be able to adventure to some pretty unique activities. After moving to Alaska, you can:

  • Hike an on Ice Age glacier
  • Take a dog sled ride
  • Kayak, raft, jet across protected coastal waters
  • Fish for world-class halibut and salmon
  • Look for bald eagles, polar bears, humpback whales, wolves, grizzly bears, and moose

Learn what else there is to do in Alaska!

The People

You’ll find some of the friendliest people on earth in Alaska. Native Alaskans are always willing to lend a hand and know the terrain better than anyone. You’ll also meet people just like you, who moved from the lower 48 to see what the state is all about.

No More Income Tax

Alaska is one of the few states to have done away with state income tax, all thanks to revenues from the oil pipeline.

The Northern Lights

All your friends in the lower 48 will think you’re extremely lucky to have witnessed the brilliant sky-filled colors of the Aurora Borealis.

Many Military Members

Alaska is home many military families, who are spread across one of these four notable military installations:

If you received PCS orders to one of these bases in Alaska, you can learn even more about PCSing to Alaska with U-Pack.

Getting paid to moving or live there

We cover every detail about getting paid to move or live in Alaska – read about in our post on Moving to Alaska for Free.

Ready to move to the Last Frontier?

Don’t forget to get a moving quote from U-Pack! We’ll help you make the easy and affordable DITY move to Alaska.

Helpful Alaska Moving Resources

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