ABOUT NORTHERN NOMADS
We are Clinton and Kelsey Young from Anchorage, Alaska. We established Northern Nomads LLC in 2017. Inspired by our own travels, we wanted to create a business that would simplify the travelling experience here. Alaska is a big state with a lot to offer, but in order to access a lot of these areas you may need to road trip. While traveling ourselves, we are always looking to maximize our experience, time and money, so our goal is to offer vehicles that encourage adventure, even when you are on a budget.
Our rides are fuel efficient, easy to drive and park, and accented with homey touches inside.
They are set up with a simple camping style layout. This allows you to travel the state with steeze (style and ease), spending less time worrying about where you're going to stay and more time exploring the beautiful state.
We are so happy to share our state with visitors, and grateful to be a small part in helping you experience it to the full!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My boyfriend and I rented the "Big Red" van in September 2018 and it was amazing!
All planning and communication with Clinton was awesome, he helped me pick the vehicle that work best for our trip and answered all my millions of questions I sent him with quick thorough responses. We left an iPad in the van and he quickly shipped it back to us, thanks Clinton!
The van itself is adorable. A lot of storage and comes with all the basics you need for camping. The bluetooth speakers were used a lot and a good addition. The size is really perfect, it's small enough to be able to drive on all the curvy roads and only have to pay for a "tent" site at a campground. But also large enough that my 6'2" boyfriend could easily stand inside and the Queen bed was a nice size.
The price point is great. I was originally looking at hotels and renting a car but this was more cost effective and just easier as you don't have to keep checking out of places. It's also nice just always having everything with you in the back. Like when we drove through Denali - usually you'd leave stuff at camp but we had everything with us to make meals throughout the day in the park and change our clothing as the weather changed.
Definitely recommend and we'll be using Northern Nomads next year when we go to Alaska again!
We rented the Ford Transit that just got available for the 2018 season and took it on a 8-day road trip out to Denali and Kenai. It was the perfect camper van for a "clamping" trip, allowed us to explore a lot of Alaska in rather a short period of time while not breaking the bank, and really had all the amenities we needed. Clinton was very accommodating, and you can tell that he puts a lot of creativity and dedication into building these super practical camper vans himself. If you look for a modern, gas saving, practical and clean camper van to see Alaska, look no further!
My wife and I had a great experience with Northern Nomads! The van was reliable and everything we needed for a week in Alaska was provided. The bed was unbelievably comfortable, I slept better in the van that I do in my own bed at home! Clinton was extremely helpful answering our questions. He was easy to work with and flexible with check-in and check-out times. When we head back to Alaska in the future, we will 100% use this company again!
ANNA O. 8/17/2018
The only way to do Alaska properly i'd say. The freedom to get anywhere on your own terms, cuddle up during the night either in the car or in a tent is perfect for this scenic place. Alaska is such an amazing place for a campervan experience, loads of pullouts and many places to camp outside the cities, for free.
It was booked out when i contacted Clinton but after a cancelation he got back to me straight away, which i'm very grateful for. Clinton has thought everything through. The campervan we had was in a perfect size, with smart ideas to make it easy for us in either sunshine or rain. Very comfortable bed, cozy and a very modern touch to it (makes it great for some insta-pics!!).
Basically it gets homey quite quick and you really want to take care of it which i suppose is a winwin. Clinton kept good contact throughout our trip, never any confusion or question about anything. I'd recommend it to everyone that is serious about exploring alaska.
Sadly i don't have many pics from this due to bad weather, long days and we just longed for the comfy bed, but the whole experience was great! Keep up the good work Clinton, you are definitely doing it the right way!!
SARAH W. 7/20/2018
I cannot say enough good about Northern Nomads. My partner and I rented the smallest van the 2nd week of July 2018, drove up to Denali and down to Seward. Clinton, the owner, was super friendly and helpful, and very easy to work with. He builds the vans himself, and has thought of everything, down to the last detail - 100% of the kitchen gear and bedding we needed were provided. The van was comfortable to sleep in and got nearly 30 miles to the gallon. The pull-out awning is awesome. People remarked on the ingenuity of the van at every campground we stayed in. The price for the rental is more than reasonable, especially compared to other purveyors in the area. My one and only caveat is that you cannot sit up in the sleeping area (I'm 5'4'' and had to hunch a big) - but you're in Alaska! Don't sit inside!
As part of our Canadian and Alaskan trip we wanted to spend a portion in a camper van, this is when we came across Northern Nomads in Anchorage. Clinton's communication was fantastic both before and during our trip, Clinton was very accommodating allowing us to be flexible with pick up and drop off time and really gave that personal touch. If we return to Alaska we will certainly be renting a camper through Northern Nomads!!