Due to wildlife visibility and comfortable weather conditions for sightings, mid-May to mid-September is the best time to visit Alaska. Days are longer and warmer during the summer. The weather during this period is mostly pleasant but it can change quickly any time of the year, so pack a warm coat anyway. Crowded summer and early autumn are perfect for glacier cruises or for conquering Denali, Alaska's highest peak. In view of the frosty weather, tours usually stop in late September. October opens a season colder and darker days, and Alaska enters hibernation until April. However, November and December are perfect for ice skating or railroad trips. January to April can be a good idea if you are desperately longing for winter sports or Northern Lights watching. The period between May and June sees rising temperatures, awakening wildlife, and shoulder-season prices.
Spanning under the "Auroral Oval," Alaskan Arctic belongs to the world's top locations to observe polar lights
A new unknown world is hidden under the majestic Alaskan glaciers
The Kenai Fjords National Park is considered one of the most beautiful places in Alaska. There is no need to say that kayaking there is something unbelievable!
Whales are the largest mammals in the world. Seeing them is a truly unforgettable experience!
Alaska is one of the few regions in the world where it is possible to spot polar bears
A unique natural phenomenon that offers great opportunities to surfers and kayakers
Follow the path of prospectors and enjoy picturesque views of Alaskan nature
Caribou deer are an integral part of Alaskan wildlife. Every fall, these animals migrate across Kobuk River. Watch them in their natural habitat!
Have you ever seen a walrus in your life? In Alaska, you can see hundreds of them at one spot
From land, it looks like a snowy mountain, but actually, it is an active volcano—one of the most interesting places within the Aleutian Islands
The Alaska railroad will help you to make your journey an unforgettable adventure. Just buy a ticket!
A combination of hiking and rafting is one of Alaska's best secrets
Fly above the tallest trees of Alaska and enjoy breathtaking views from a unique angle
A challenge for even the toughest and most experienced hikers
Alaskan lands remember the times of the great Gold Rush. Moreover, there is still a chance to get some gold! Are you ready to face this challenge?
Don’t think that dog sledding is available only in winter! In Alaska, you can try this kind of sport even during summertime
Berries mixed with dried fish, walrus tallow, and reindeer fat—sounds strange? Alaskans don’t think so
Smoked and dried salmon strips prepared according to old Alaskan recipes are the best snack here!
Are you brave enough to feel the power of ice? If so, come to Alaska and discover the breathtaking beauty of glaciers
Glacier jet skiing – does it even exist? Yes! And it can be an amazing adventure
The real spirit of Native American culture lives in small northern villages
Blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, huckleberries, raspberries, crowberries… This list is endless, so come to Alaska and pick some fresh berries yourself!
A scenic drive between the United States and Canada
Perhaps the most difficult backpacking route in all of Alaska. Though as beautiful and rewarding as it is hard!
Don't think that Alaska is only a land with snowy mountains and glaciers. It has beautiful and flamboyant flora too!
See a giant cabbage and snack on Alaskan seafood at a major annual event
Enjoy the noise of rushing water, amazing nature, and fresh pine air. Rafting in Alaska is better than anywhere else!
Get as close as possible to the grand glaciers of Alaska
Snap unparalleled fall color display against snow-capped mountains
Alaska is among the most spectacular places to watch the sandhill crane migration
Alaska is rich not only in salmon. Catch a trophy-sized trout in the rapid rivers!
The 49th state is explored the best by water
If you’ve never fished before, Alaska is a good place to start! Accept the challenge and try to catch some big salmon
Take a short hike to a beautiful glacier and explore its caves
Hunting in Alaska is a challenging and sometimes even dangerous activity
Monstrous crabs with tender meat are abundant in a sea around Alaska. And local restaurants know best how to cook them
It’s impossible to imagine Alaska without wild bears. Come and see these strong animals in their natural habitat!
Once a year Fairbanks turns into an ice city the Ice Queen would envy!
Witness one of the scariest and most beautiful phenomena of Alaska—glacier calving
Run, Rudolph, run! The reindeer race seems to be the most interesting event of the Rondy Festival in Anchorage. Check all the events, and find the most fun one
Ever dreamt of the Polar Express? Try it in Alaska
Join an old Alaskan tradition—a long dog race across the state!
It is perhaps the most authentic Native American event in Alaska. People there still preserve their old traditions
Witness a unique natural phenomenon—Polar Day
Caribou herds migrate across Alaska twice a year. And both times are equally impressive
The highest mountain peak in North America is located in Alaska. Are you ready to conquer it?
This spectacular mass bird migration attracts people from all around the world. It’s something that can’t be missed!
Millions of wild cries hover above the land as endless birds fly overhead—just to notify they're coming home
Considered to be probably the most famous Alaskan activity, winter dog sledding is definitely worth trying!
Watch an exciting 1000-mi sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse
Wildflowers in Alaska bloom during a very short season. It may not be easy to find a perfect place in time, but you can try your luck!
One the most beautiful places in Alaska turns into a winter fairy tale
Every May, the city of Kodiak plunges into the celebration of the sea and its glory!
Check out thousands of rare bird species, some of which can be seen only in Alaska. Visit the Pribilof Islands and meet them all!
Plunge into the exciting atmosphere of Independence Day celebrations with the Alaskans!
You can try skiing in plenty of countries. But what about something really special, like heliskiing?
If you want to see the effects of global warming, visit Alaskan ‘boiling’ lakes
Wonderful nature, steep trails, and great service will make your holidays an unforgettable adventure
If you are looking for unforgettable views, visit Auke Bay. Its famous sunset will definitely inspire you
The largest comic book & pop culture event in Alaska
One of the best folk festivals of the Northwest
Fireworks and northern lights illuminate the skies on the main night of the year
The largest parade in the state and plenty of fun competitions
In Alaska winter also means more mobility. An Ocean Ice Road in Prudhoe Bay is one of those unique highways which operate only during the cold season
One of the toughest 5K races on the planet
Aerobatics and ground displays at a historic air base
Beer is the favourite drink of Alaska. Try it for yourself!
When it comes to hummingbirds, Alaska has a little something to surprise you with