A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Cars and other vehicles can be rented in many cities around Alaska, even in isolated places such as Nome where there are few roads.
National car rental companies -- Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, National and others -- join local agencies in providing sedans, SUVs and vans. Note that agencies have limits on where their cars can be driven; some gravel highways and roads are off-limits.
Renting a vehicle for a week in the summer will cost several hundred dollars, but unlimited mileage is usually allowed.
Recreational vehicles, or RVs, can be rented in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Early reservations are suggested.
Gas and diesel fuel are readily available.
Summertime visitors won't need four-wheel drive on Alaska's paved or gravel roads.
In the winter, try to rent cars with studded tires. The studs improve braking and handling on ice.
Alaska uses the same basic set of highway laws as the other U.S. states and Canada.