Know What to Expect
Because Alaska is so big, the climate here can vary from one part of the state to another. Seasonal changes also contribute to varying weather conditions throughout Alaska. No matter where you are or what you are doing, it is important to plan for a variety of conditions. We highly suggest dressing in layers and packing a pair of gloves/mittens and a hat, regardless of when/where you are traveling in Alaska. Conditions can change quickly and it’s best to pack an extra layer or two, especially when your travel plans include any kind of water-based activity.
Below, please find some average temperatures by month for various regions of the state to help provide an idea of what to expect, based on when visiting.