Locals of Friday Harbor and tourists both agree that Mount St. Helens is a great place to go for a hike and to take in the scenery the area has to offer. If you plan on hiking during your visit, consider booking your flight to Friday Harbor for February, March, or April. This is when you’ll find pristine hiking conditions for either mountains or trails. If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Friday Harbor for May, June, and July. Parks like Lime Kiln Point State Park are popular hot spots in those months.
Those flying to Friday Harbor could potentially find better pricing at Friday Harbor Airport (1 mi from Friday Harbor city center), Lopez Island Airport (5 mi from Friday Harbor city center), Deer Harbor Airport (6 mi from Friday Harbor city center), Westsound Airport (6 mi from Friday Harbor city center) or Roche Harbor Airport (7 mi from Friday Harbor city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
You can find deals at Westsound Airport for $198pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Friday Harbor. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Friday Harbor at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.