The islands of the Kodiak Archipelago and Aleutian Range are Alaska’s own emerald isles, and the history of the native Alutiiq and Yupik peoples is shaped by their connection to land and sea. Like the Inside Passage, the weather in Southwest Alaska is heavily influenced by ocean currents and maritime conditions. Winds and waves shape the landscape, and rain showers support lush vegetation.
Summer temperatures in this region rarely rise above 60°F during the day, while winter temperatures hover around 30°F in winter due to the temperate influence of the North Pacific current. Bring a windbreaker or other wind-resistant outerwear in summer and cold-weather layers for winter.
Plan for 18 hours of daylight in mid-June; 6.5 hours in mid-December.