Best time to travel to Alaska! 

Though Alaska is located much North but that does not mean that there is no T-Shirt weather! After travelling enough throughout the year, here is our take on the seasons in Alaska and what to expect when around the year. 




Though Alaska is located much North but that does not mean that there is no T-Shirt weather! After travelling enough throughout the year, here is our take on the seasons in Alaska and what to expect when around the year. 

The typical summer season, is very well recommended time to travel. Given the school breaks and the comfortable weather, many people pick up this period to travel to Alaska. Typically the months of the June, July and August can be put in this category. There are lots of hiking and fishing possibilities as well as best time for Bear watching !

Though Bear watching is great, even more awesome'r is Northern Lights viewing! As you know by now, to view Northern Lights you need few things to come together at the same time like clear climate, dark skies and our dear Sun's mood bursts! But when it happens, it is like watching a great game! Don't be too concerned that all this sounds like a rare phenomenon but in reality many people witness this. Google the web to see all those great pictures people have captured. I personally have seen Northern Lights in Anchorage in September! Depending on which part of Alaska you are visiting you can see them till March

Talking about March, another activity that gets more traction in March is Iditarod race. You have to be there to feel the energy of it. There is an entire blog written on Iditarod Race on our site. Feel free to click on it to read the real side of the race

Alaska offers one or other activity to do during all seasons! But the real gem, the pristine nature in Alaska is there throughout the year. Be it fall colors or powder white calm snow valleys in winter or the serene National parks, it is all there all the time just to connect us back to nature! 

Encompassing the weather with a single generalization in a state as big as Alaska is a tall order - except to note that even in the summer it can be volatile, and you should always be prepared for changes. That said, a few broad comments about the climate ban be useful. 

During the mid-May to late September cruising season, travelers typically enjoy mild temperatures, with highs ranging from about 50 to 65°F (10-18°C), except on the Alaska Peninsula and in the Aleutians, where highs hover in the 40s. Alaska offers one or other activity to do during all seasons! But the real gem, the pristine nature Rainfall varies dramatically, with Anchorage and northern Inside Passage ports receiving only 1-3 inches of precipitation a month during the summer, while southern Inside Passage and Prince William Sound ports get more like 7-10 inches per month in June, July, August, and as much as 20 inches in September. Whatever the amounts, there is a monthly pattern for rainfall in most areas: less during May, June and July; a bit more in August and in September.

Here are the highlights:

High Season (June - August): - Solstice festivals and 20-hour days are enjoyed in June, Salmon runs peak in July and August - Mountain trails and passes are snow-free in August - Tourist numbers peak in July 

Shoulder Season (May & September): - Tourists enjoy lower prices and less crowd - Southeast Alaska is sunny during May, but rainy in September and October - The northern lights begin to appear in early September 

Low Season (October - April): - Bundle up, it's cold !   - Longer days and warmer temperatures make late February and March the best time for winter sports   - Amazing Northern Lights displays 


 

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