Attendee Resources

Travel & Accommodations

Getting to Skagway by Plane

A 45‐minute commuter flight from Skagway, Juneau is the primary domestic air entry point for Southeast Alaska and travelers on the Inside Passage. Juneau, the state capital, is served by Alaska Airlines and two local air carriers who offer several flights daily between Juneau and Skagway. To combine the best of flightseeing and cruising, consider flying to Skagway and returning to Juneau by the state ferry system. An excursion from Juneau can be completed in one day, thanks to our long summer days.

Whitehorse, Yukon is also a convenient point of entry for air arrivals. Scheduled air service is available between Whitehorse, Juneau and Fairbanks.


Alaska Seaplanes
Alaska Sea Planes will offer North Words Writers Symposium attendees a reduced rate for travel between Skagway & Juneau. Discount available for travel 5/24/16 and 5/29/16. This special fare is only available when booking online. Please use promo code: NORTHWOODS.  $120 one‐way
Phone: (907) 983‐2479

Wings of Alaska
Coming Soon
Phone: (800) 789‐9464 or (907) 983‐2442

Getting to Skagway By Boat

Skagway is the northern terminus of the Alaska’s Marine Highway System. A fleet of car carrying vessels serves all of Southeast Alaska. Northbound travelers can access the system at Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; southbound travelers usually embark at Skagway or Haines. Each vessel has an observation lounge, food service and a solarium where camping is allowed free of charge. Mainline vessels also feature stateroom accommodations.

Alaska Marine Highway
Phone: 800‐642‐0066

Alaska Fjordlines


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Historic Skagway Inn
is happy to extend 50% discount on published room rates available at the time of bookings to participants of symposium. They should book directly on web site.

At this time the website lists the retail price. Participants would have to mention WRITERS SYMPOSIUM discount in the comment section of our reservation process. We will confirm back to the participant via email the discounted price. All the other particulars of a reservation would be the same. This offer is not be combinable with any other offers.

Westmark Inn
$99 per night rate for Symposium participants. Reservations must be made directly with Hotel Manager, Jim Sager to honor the rate.
Phone: (907) 983‐6096

For all other local accommodations click here.

What to Expect


About Skagway

What to Bring

  • Passport for train ride
  • Raincoat
  • Good walking shoes
  • Clothing for being Outdoors
  • Your preferred writing tools
  • Optional: a piece of your writing to share during participant readings