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Getting Here | Travel Tips

Gustavus is much easier to get to than most people think. Most of our guests arrive in Gustavus via Alaska Airlines. From early June to late August, Alaska Airlines flies into Gustavus each evening. It is usually the least expensive way to get here. The Airport code to Gustavus/Glacier Bay is GST.

If the direct flight into Gustavus on Alaska Airlines does not work out, you can take a flight on smaller plane from Juneau, directly into Gustavus. You can schedule a flight on these smaller planes almost anytime you would like to fly over. The two local airlines that fly between Juneau and Gustavus are: Ward Air and Alaska Seaplanes. Another option is to take the AMHS ferry from Juneau to Gustavus.

We would love to help you out with your flight plans and don’t want you stressing over it…please give us a call if you have any questions about the best ways to arrive to this amazing destination.  However you arrive, we will meet you at the Gustavus airport or Ferry terminal and you can relax and begin to enjoy your Alaskan vacation.

Let’s talk about the best options for you to arrive at this wonderful place.  We love helping so please don’t hesitate to call…even if you’re just exploring your options right now and are not ready to book a trip.

Call (907) 697-2288

Some other useful travel information for our guests:

If you have a group of 4 or more, you can charter 4-9 passenger planes to Gustavus via Alaska Seaplanes from Juneau, Hoonah, Haines, Skagway or Whitehorse.

Alaska Airlines has a credit card that gives you a companion pass and up to 60,000 bonus miles when you sign up, and another companion pass each year, which can help bring down the cost of flights. They also have a PFD sale every fall that often has rates at 50% their normal cost.

There is no road connection between the communities of Southeast Alaska.

Let us know if you are planning to travel elsewhere in Alaska as part of your trip and we might be able to make some helpful suggestions.

This Alaska Lodge is very unique other traditional Alaska lodges.  Glacier Bay Country Inn is located just outside the town limits and sits on 164 acres bordered by the Glacier Bay National Park.  We are the closest full-service Lodge in Gustavus to the Glacier Bay National Park and we authorized concessionaires of the National Park. We do everything in our power to make sure that your stay will be an amazing experience you will remember for a lifetime.

We also recommend looking at our rates and packages page for trips that we have put together for you that will make it easy for you to travel to Alaska and have a wonderful and memorable trip.

Comparing places to stay can sometimes be tricky, we have tried to build our website and pricing plans in a way that there will be no surprises when you arrive. We know that a happy visitor to our lodge will result in long term success and friendships.

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When to visit

Our season runs from approximately the last week of May to the second week of September. Rain is a factor in Southeast Alaska, although it generally is very light and most of the time you can still get out and see what Southeast Alaska has to offer even in the rain. We have some rain gear that is available but suggest you bring your own as that will guarantee you a better fit.

June is historically the driest month of the year and the mountains still have lots of snow on them.

Fishing is good all summer. See our “When to come” page under Alaska Fishing for details about the Salmon runs and the best time to catch specific species of fish.

In short, there is no bad time to come to Alaska.