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

Summer Activities

Learn More – Eat your fill of famous Alaska King Crab at Kodiak's Crab Festival – Observe brown bears in their natural habitat at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park – See...

How many time zones does Alaska have?

Learn More Pop quiz. How many time zones does Alaska have?

Outdoor Gear

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

Is it easy to make reservations for a trip to Alaska?

Learn More You will need to make as many pre-arrangements as possible for a trip to Alaska. Hotel and rental cars can...

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