Below you will find a list of recommended mobile apps to help make your Alaskan RV adventure with Great Alaskan Holidays a memorable one.  Alaska News and Travel information apps will help you plan and adapt your vacation if needed.  Be sure to download and browse these apps before you arrive in Alaska to ensure you find the information you need.

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recommended mobile apps

The Alaska App – highly recommended mobile app

(free itinerary planning, restaurants, and shops)

One of our more popular recommended mobile apps; the official mobile guide to Alaska’s best places.  Powered by, The Alaska App is your ultimate interactive Alaskan discovery guide, whether you’re planning your first trip to Alaska, or to live here.

Plan Your Trip  –  Expert advice like when is the best time to visit Alaska?  what are the must sees?  how many days do you need for your trip?  what do you do if you encounter a bear or moose?  and much more.

Like A Local  –  Hidden Gems (the best glaciers, mountains, parks, trails, scenic viewpoints, ghost towns, and wildlife viewing spots only Locals know about).  Outdoor Recreation (a comprehensive list of Alaska’s public use cabins, RV parks, campgrounds, and trails).  Dining (best restaurants, pubs, breweries, and coffee shops).  Local Knowledge (listen to bush pilots, park rangers, and wilderness guides tell you about their favorite places in our audio guides).  Videos (100+ videos, produced by us, showcasing Alaska’s top destinations and tours).

Alaska 511 App – highly recommended mobile app

(road conditions, accidents, and delays w/map)

The Alaska 511 app provides travelers with state-wide traffic and road condition reporting, covering major highways in Anchorage, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Glennallen, Haines/Skagway, Juneau, Kenai, Tok, Wasilla/Palmer, Valdez and more.

Providing a user-friendly map based interface, the simple navigation through the app’s features creates a seamless travel experience for users. Utilizing GPS location, the app presents traffic information from the user’s current location.

Keeping you updated, with our recommended mobile apps.

Alaska Campgrounds and RV Parks App – highly recommended mobile app

(built-in compass, general campsite information)

Find the best places to go camping in the state.  Look no further.  We’ve compiled a list of campgrounds and RV parks in the State of Alaska.

Campgrounds and RV parks Map makes it easy to find campground, RV parks, and RV resorts across the state and near you.

Camping is a great way to experience natural beauty, so explore campgrounds and RV parks on our map.  Explore in the state by location and name, with campground location, address, coordinates, search, map, and GPS directions and more map functionality to have fun with.  Add new camps to map with photos, or add campers favorites and have great trips for the perfect camping.  One of our best recommended mobile apps for locating Alaska’s most popular campgrounds.

Aurora Forecast App

(forecast of Aurora, functional, easy-to-use)

The Aurora Forecast app is the best app for seeing the Northern Lights.  Built with a sleek dark design, it appeals to both tourists and serious aurora watchers by telling you what you want to know – whether that is exactly how likely you are to see the aurora borealis or details about the solar winds and high-resolution sun imagery.  With this app, you’ll be seeing the Northern Lights in no time.

  • Find the current KP index and how likely you are to see the Northern Lights in the United States or the rest of the world
  • View a list of the best locations to view from right now
  • Map showing how strong the aurora is around the world, based on the SWPC ovation auroral forecast
  • Free push notifications when auroral activity is expected to be high
  • Forecasts for the next hour, several hours, and several weeks so you can plan your Northern Lights viewing long in advance (subject to weather conditions)
  • Solar wind statistics and sun imagery
  • Tour information so if you’re considering to go to locations such as Iceland, Sweden, Finland, or even Alaska or Canada, you’ll be able to find tours that we can recommend for you

Scenic Map Alaska App

(topography trails, flight simulator/2D)

Alaska built-in map at the highest terrain resolution and all features unlocked.

A 3D topo map of Alaska.  The vector map data is contained within the app and can be used without an internet connection.  Use it in a car, a boat, a plane, or while hiking.  It is like having the entire state in your pocket.

Scenic Map now covers the entire world via online maps.  The maps are cached automatically so they can still be used when there is no cell coverage.  Turn on Online Map in the Settings menu and you can then scroll or go to any location on the planet.  Satellite image overlays add breathtaking detail and realism to the maps.  You can use them as you travel to see what is hidden from view at ground level.  This takes moving maps to a whole new level.

Scenic Map is simply the best 3D topo map available for a mobile device.  You will see incredible detail while scrolling, rotating, and zooming perfectly smoothly.  You will see every road even if you zoom out to the altitude of a satellite.  As you zoom in, you will see every small bump and hollow of the Earth and terrain features as small as ten meters.  Unlike old fashioned topo maps, Scenic Map’s roads and trails are up to date thanks to  It contains polygons for urban areas, shopping malls, an ever growing number of buildings and many other features.  The best lake, pond, stream and rivers from the USGS and Canadian public databases are also included.

Alaska State Parks App – highly recommended mobile app

(state park information, translator services)

Find fun and adventure for the whole family in Alaska’s state parks, national parks, and recreation areas.

Alaska’s state parks, national parks, trails, and historic sites offer beautiful backdrops for recreational and nature-based photos, and we want to see them.

Highlighted Features:  Discover parks, Camping, Reservations and Fees, Passes, Park events

This app also has rich features such as:  Park trails, Park history, Park activities, Park map and GPS directions, Search within or nearby to the park

Alaska Pocket Maps App

(Alaska outdoor guide)

Be prepared for your adventure without WiFi or mobile service.  Download Alaska maps for national parks, national monuments, and state parks before you hike.  Plan your next trip to one of the great Alaskan parks.  Download maps and guides before you venture in the WiFi free wilderness.

This pocket maps app comes with more than 160 neatly folded Alaska national park maps, national monument maps, state park maps, and maps of other great destinations.  Contains motor vehicle use maps (MVUM), motor vehicle travel maps (MVTM) and visitor maps for all Alaska national forests.

  • Download maps, park brochures, and newspapers.  These downloads are ready when you are offline and off the grid in the great outdoors.
  • Download arbitrary map sections as offline packs.
  • GPS and GPX support; record your hikes, import GPX routes, tracks and waypoints for your hiking trails.
  • Open your favorite maps app to get a route to the selected park.
  • Current weather conditions, easy access to multi-day forecasts, sunrise and sunset times.
  • Photo galleries, panorama views.
  • Push notifications for park alerts, park news, weather warnings.
  • Share links to parks and maps with friends.

Anchorage Daily News App

(Anchorage’s daily newspaper)

Alaskan news at your fingertips, with every article and picture intact, just as you would read in the printed newspaper edition of The Anchorage Daily News.

ADN e-Edition includes:

  • Local in-depth coverage of Anchorage and Alaska from the Anchorage Daily News newsroom
  • Entertainment with the latest on movies, music, dining, and other great stuff to see and do
  • On-the-money Business news, an all-star Sports and Outdoor section, and much more
  • Razor-sharp views of every word, photo, and image as it appears in print
  • All content delivered in a fats, simple interface with multiple viewing modes
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