Gustavus is a city in Alaska. Gustavus was formerly known as Strawberry Point but the name changed in 1925 as the Unites States post office required it to be changed for its new post office. The size of Gustavus is 36.9 square meters. As at 2016, Gustavus had a population of 428. Gustavus is surrounded on three sides by Glacier Bay National Park and one side by water. The only way to get to Gustavus is through plane or ship. Gustavus location which is coastal gives it a mild winter and generally it has a wet, maritime subarctic climate. Gustavus has interesting activities to do such as picnics, whale watching, watching the sun rise over the mountains. It is a very calm and isolated city.
Gustavas Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season to travel to Gustavus?
A. Gustavus experiences a lot of rainfall even in the driest months with the driest month in Gustavus being February. Average rainfall in Gustavus in the year being 1007 mm. The warmest month in Gustavus is July therefore one can book their ticket to Gustavus during this period. January is the coldest month. Therefore, the months to try and avoid booking a ticket is January.
Q. What are the tourist attractions in Gustavus?
A. There are not many tourist attractions in Gustavus. There is the Glacier Bay National Park Reserve that covers 5,130 square miles and was declared a national monument in 1925. It became a part of a binational UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1986. Travelers need to know that it reachable by air travel or by ship. The other sites that travelers may visit while at Gustavus are the Nature Conservancy’s Forelands Preserve and the Tongass National Forest. Other activities that travelers may do while at Gustavus are whale watching, kayaking, white water rafting and fishing.
Q. How much is a ticket for Gustavus?
A. A ticket for Gustavus will vary in prices depending on the airline. The price of a ticket for Gustavus that airlines display will be different from the ticket price of another airline. Check the websites of these airlines to get the exact price of a ticket for Gustavus. If you travelling on a budget to Gustavus, remember that the best time to buy a ticket is the off peak season which is when a ticket is cheaper. A ticket will also vary in prices depending on the season and flight time.