Summer in Alaska

Midnight Sun, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, National Parks, and Kayaking

Discover the magic of Alaska in the summer, where endless daylight opens up a world of possibilities for things to do in Alaska in the summer. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the season and enjoy all Alaska has to offer, from soaking up the breathtaking sights to embarking on thrilling adventures across its spectacular landscapes. Our Alaska summer vacation experiences promise an extraordinary journey into the heart of the Last Frontier, offering a myriad of activities and unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.

Popular summer tour packages

Top summer activities

Discover the boundless adventure that Alaska’s summer offers with a myriad of outdoor activities. From exhilarating hikes through lush forests and kayaking past glaciers in crystal-clear waters to fishing in pristine lakes and flying over spectacular aerial views, Alaska is one big adventure. Our summer experiences promise a thrilling immersion into the heart of Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes.

What is the weather like in Alaska in the summer?

With temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 21 degrees Celsius), packing layers, including a light jacket and rain gear, ensures you’re prepared for the ever-changing landscapes and unique weather patterns that characterize this breathtaking season. Embrace the beauty of extended daylight hours and mild temperatures, creating an ideal environment for outdoor activities in the stunning Alaskan wilderness.

Top summer destinations

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through Alaska’s national parks, where untamed wilderness unfolds in breathtaking panoramas. From the towering peaks of Denali National Park to the coastal wonders of Glacier Bay, immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unparalleled beauty that define these natural treasures.

Explore under the midnight sun.

Midnight sun is a unique phenomenon where the sun stays above the horizon for extended periods during the summer months. Immerse yourself in 24-hour daylight, offering endless opportunities for exploration and adventure under the Alaskan skies. Discover the magic of the land of the midnight sun and create unforgettable memories in a landscape bathed in perpetual daylight.

Top summer activities

Witness bears, whales, eagles and more in their natural habitats. Explore the rich tapestry of Alaskan cultures through immersive experiences. From lodge stays that offer a blend of luxury and wilderness to cruise experiences through fjords and coastal landscapes, there is something for everyone this summer. Dream it, discover it, do it.

Frequently asked questions

Alaska is amazing any time of year, but most travelers prefer to visit during the warm and bright summer months. Summer time is when you can visit Alaska’s National Parks, when the scenery is amazing and when you can enjoy a wide range of activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Alaska’s summer travel season starts in the middle of May and goes through the middle of September. June and July typically are the best summer weather months. Starting the middle of August, Alaska’s fall season starts.

Summer time comes with sun, heat, rain and even snow in high elevations. End of May through middle of July, we have the most sunlight (nearly 24 hours), the warmest temperatures (between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit), and the best weather (mostly sunny, very little rain). Starting the middle of August, our fall season starts which often comes with more rain and cooler temperatures.

As an “outdoor” destination, you should be packing casual clothing and active outdoor wear.  Layers are important in Alaska as it can be hot, cool and rainy all in one outdoor adventure day. For day boat cruises that take you out on open water, you want extra and warm layers, including a scarf, hat, and gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats. For foot wear, pack comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Bring sun lotion and insect repellent. Don’t forget to pack your camera and binoculars, if you have them. For more detailed information and more Alaska packing tips – read more here…

Our Alaska vacation packages come with rental car, scheduled bus transportation or train travel on the Alaska Railroad. The best way to get around depends on your personal preference and the places you want to visit. Train travel gives you a relaxing way to travel. Having a rental car gives your most flexibility and access to more great Alaska highlights. We offer a variety of packages with the Alaska Railroad, with a rental car or a combination of the two.

There are many events in Alaska’s communities from local festivals to running races. If you are looking to learn and explore the traditional and contemporary ways of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is a great place to visit.

Alaska offers many activities for family fun. While it is not the best destination with very small kids, school age kids and teenagers enjoy the variety of experiences including fishing, hiking, paddling and flightseeing!

We offer a wide range of Alaska vacation packages, activities and experiences. We pride ourselves on personalized travel planning assistance and offer 24-hour travel support on your Alaska summer trip. We are a team of Alaskans, have 30 plus years of Alaska travel planning experience and know Alaska inside out. We are proud of our excellent reputation for quality service, and history of serving satisfied clients.

We made it home and I want to say that your service was excellent. Our trip was fantastic. I certainly will refer any of my friends to you should they be interested in really seeing Alaska. Thank you for making our trip one of our greatest vacations ever.

Brad | Minnesota

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