When considering a move as drastic as one from Florida to Alaska there are several things to consider – What new clothes will you need to buy? Can you deal with the long, dark winters? – but nothing will be more challenging than figuring out how you’ll uproot your life some 5,000 miles across the country. Finding a way to carefully store and transport all your belongings that far in a timely manner can be almost as challenging as the move itself. Not to worry though, Golden North Van Lines is here to help those moving to Alaska from Florida and has the experience, skills, and tools needed to make your move as stress-free as possible.
Florida and Alaska are about as opposite as it gets. Florida sees an average of 237 days of sun a year with temperatures that rarely get lower than 60 degrees Celsius while Alaskans are lucky to see the sun 200 times a year and experience temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius during the peak of Winter. Most of Florida has only two seasons, wet and dry, but always hot while Alaska experiences four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and construction. Jokes aside, the 49th state does experience warmer months from May to September, with all-day daylight between June and July. Alaskans are also treated to all-day darkness between November and January. Clothing needs obviously differ drastically between these two states and you’ll likely need a whole new wardrobe if you’re serious about moving to Alaska from Florida. Function trumps fashion in Alaska so you won’t have to worry about keeping up with the latest trends, but you will have to worry about keeping yourself warm.
Moving to Alaska from Florida goes beyond packing boxes and loading up the family car. Considering the distance and the fact that 80% of Alaska is inaccessible by road, those interested in moving to Alaska from Florida will need to consider how to get their vehicles and personal belongings, including their new wardrobe, up to The Last Frontier in a safe, timely, and affordable manner. Moves to the more remote parts of Alaska, while difficult, are still doable with the aid of the various railroads, barges, and ferries that exist to make traversing the Alaskan wilderness easier. Chartering a plane or air taxi is also an option, but a costly one. Regardless of where in Alaska you’re moving to, you’ll likely want to do it in the Summer months to take advantage of the daylight and warmer temperatures. More than anything, moving to Alaska from Florida requires careful planning long in advance.
Plan Your Move with Golden North Van Lines
For over 30 years, Golden North Van Lines has been a trusted name in moving services and has helped thousands make successful moves to and from Alaska. Our moving consultants have the experience and expertise to help you prepare for this kind of move and will work with you on every detail of your relocation process to ensure the move is fast and efficient. Contact us today to receive a quote for your move.