We think every month is the best month to visit Alaska! 

February and March are great for watching dogsled races and winter festivals, while whales start appearing in Alaska waters in April and May. June through August are the most popular months to see the land of the Midnight Sun, while shorter days late-August through April are the best times to see the northern lights. Travelers can often find discounts on tours and lodging during the spring and fall shoulder seasons, which are great times to experience Alaska like the locals. Check out our activity guide for inspiration by season and region. Whatever the time of year – Alaska is waiting for you!


Alaska Tips

Firearms

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

Mosquitoes

Learn More Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are...

Made in Alaska

Learn More Wherever you go the Great Land, you'll find unique, authentic Alaskan products and crafts. These can include...

Wildlife

Learn More Thousands of caribou migrate through the Brooks Range area each year. They travel through millions of acres of wilderness park lands in the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National...

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