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.

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Winter Activities

Learn More Here are some great things to do in Alaska's inside Passage in winter.   Attend the Wearable Arts Show in Ketchikan, featuring wild and wearable creations...

Public Transportation

Learn More Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan operate public transportation systems.

Firearms

Learn More You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must...

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...

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