The American state of Alaska lies to the north and west of the “Lower 48” states, and far removed from the rest of its country by the mass of Canada. Given Alaska's sheer size - it is by far the largest of the United States - car hire in Alaska is recommended for anyone who wishes to explore the wintry terrain. Most of the state's population is condensed around Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, which sits in the south. A trip to The Last Frontier, as Alaska is commonly known, allows visitors the chance to climb North America's largest peak, Mount McKinley.
Although much of the state is inaccessible to cars, drivers would jump at the chance to explore the Denali National Park and Preserve; this is where you get a real feel for the Last Frontier, with beautiful forests as far as the eye can see reaching up into snow-covered peaks including that of Mount McKinley. Car hire in Alaska can be tricky in the deep of winter but all year round you'll feel richly rewarded whenever you decide to head out and see the views just about anywhere in this state.
Alaska's greatest views are split across the many small islands which make up the state's geography; ferry travel is possible between most of the islands. To reach Alaska you'll almost certainly pass through both the US and Canada along the way; you'll therefore need your passport as proof of identity when crossing borders. Driving conditions are such that many drivers recommend filling up on petrol wherever you can; even on the Alaska Highway it could be a long time before you're able to fill up again. Most of all, be sure to wrap up warm!
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.