Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are perhaps the most widespread and persistent of insects in Alaska, occurring in Alaska's many miles of swampy tundra and lakes from early spring into the fall.

Mosquitoes are generally active in the early morning and at dusk and most bothersome in areas with stagnant water and little or no breeze. You can't plan your summer vacation around the mosquito, but they are easily dealt with. Every corner store, supermarket and outdoor center will have a good selection of bug repellent; be sure to keep some on hand.

Alaska Tips

Daylight

Learn More Daylight varies depending on your location in the Arctic. For instance during summer months in Nome the sun rises at approximately 4:20 am and sets at 1:40 am though, given...

Alaska Facts

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What should I pack to visit Alaska?

Learn More When your packing for your Alaska vacation, it’s best to plan for a little of everything. Weather can vary dramatically by region and season. Alaska’s summer season is May...

Outdoor Gear

Learn More The specialized gear you will need to bring will be minimal. As a general rule, you need...

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