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

Bear Viewing

Learn More Southwest contains some of the best bear viewing areas in the state, including McNeal River State Game Sanctuary, Katmai National Park - Brooks Falls, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge -...

Culture

Learn More Alaska's Southcentral region, encompassing Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, features some of the best the state has to offer for cultural travelers. Anchorage is home to...

Where is the Iditarod Trail?

Learn More Dog mushing is Alaska's official sport, and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held every...

Interesting Alaska Facts

Learn More Alaska is big. Our 586,412 square miles are bigger than Texas, California, and Montana combined

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