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The answer is complicated and depends on many factors. Alaska is huge and weather is vastly different in the north vs south or interior vs coast. The Alaska travel season is short and can vary greatly between spring, summer and fall. What follows is our expert advice and a month by month guide with tips on weather, wildlife, daylight and the benefits of each month, to get you thinking about the best time to go to Alaska.

Alaska is open for travel year-round, but the primary tourist season begins in June and ends in August. The Alaska by month travel season calendar below brings in April and early spring, because that is when the yearly travel season kicks off. The guide below will help you determine the best month to visit Alaska.

We hope this guide helps you make the most of your Alaska summer vacation. For even more information and detailed climate tables, view our Alaska climate page. Use this information to determine the best time to visit Alaska.

Small Alaska cruise ships begin plying Alaskan waters as early as mid-March, with most early spring departures running regularly starting in mid-April. Early spring offerings center on Alaska Inside Passage cruise itineraries, with most spanning a week.

During this time, you can also consider a longer cruise, traveling with small ships positioning from Seattle, Washington up to Alaska. Nights are still long enough to possibly catch the northern lights, while days are getting longer and animals are beginning to stir.

The annual early spring Pacific herring migration makes for optimal wildlife viewing opportunities, as humpback whales and orca seek out the abundant fish. Hungry bears awake from hibernation and also go looking for food.

Snowcapped peaks drive mountain goats and other creatures to the shoreline to forage. And waterfalls are copious as they gush down fjord walls. Many small ship cruises begin operating, but with kids in school, you can still feel like Alaska is all yours. The Inside Passage remains the focus as many more cruise departures start in earnest, as well as opportunities for longer sailings from Seattle to Alaska, passing British Columbia along the way.

May is one of the driest months and an optimal one to view wildlife awakening, with lots of babies being born, spring migrations ramping up, snow melting and the landscape budding. Mid-month, the shops and attractions also return to life after a winter slumber. June is when the Alaska travel season comes into full swing, especially in the latter part of the month, and marks the beginning of the best time to visit Alaska. Glacier Bay cruises are in full swing.

June is the month to begin taking land trips in Alaska. The Denali National Park road opens learn more about visiting Denali National Park ; bear viewing in Katmai is optimal with various salmon runs underway; the Kenai peninsula including Kenai Fjords National Park is lush with greenery; and the weather is more reliable for flightseeing, floatplane rides, scenic Alaska railroad trips and other special modes of transit for reaching remote wilderness lodges.

This translates into a busy time for The Great Land, with a swell of visitors. If you are planning travel to Alaska in July, then plan ahead and book early.

August is a popular time to visit Alaska and marks the end of the high travel season. Increased moisture improves the vibrancy of an already verdant landscape. Midway through August, colder temperatures encourage brilliant fall foliage, especially in the interior and Denali National Park.

Wildlife remains in abundance and all Alaska small ship cruises and Alaska tours are operating on a regular basis. As the month winds down, so do the number of travelers to Alaska, with a shift in weather that signals fall has arrived.

Longer nights again bring possible opportunities to view the aurora borealis. The cooler weather turns trees and tundra into explosive fall colors of red, gold and purple. Snow begins to dust mountain peaks. Animals are busy preparing for the oncoming winter—migrating, mating, marking territory, hunting and foraging for food—which increases your odds of viewing all manner of wildlife. September marks the end of the Alaska travel season and is the best time to travel to Alaska for low prices and Alaska travel deals.

Late fall in Alaska is not known for cruises and land tours. Weather is wet and increasingly cold. Alaskan wildlife and Alaskan residents are preparing for the cold dark winter to come. Specialty tours and fishing can attract hearty travelers and custom tours can be arranged. Winters in Alaska can be harsh and beautiful. Weather is extremely cold and storms are severe. Winter activities such as dog sledding, snow shoeing and skiing are possible. Specialty lodges offer comfortable accommodations for hearty travelers willing to brave cold long nights to witness this spectacle of nature.

The Alaska cruising season begins in March and ends in October. The peak season with best weather and wildlife occurs during summer months. But spring, when Alaska awakens from a long winter, is also another favorite time to cruise Alaska. Snow is present in the mountains, driving hungry bears down to the coast for a meal.

Small ships, which can sail close to the shore, take advantage of these springtime encounters. You will find the best prices of the year on small boat tours of Alaska as well at this time. As Alaska small ship cruise experts, we advise clients that the best time to cruise Alaska is May 15 through September 1.

If we had to choose one, the best month for an Alaska cruise is July. Typically, there are no scheduled cruises from mid-October through February, but special Alaska charter cruises can be arranged during this time with advanced notice. Families typically visit mid June through mid August. View the best Alaska cruises for families.

See our monthly Alaska weather tips and travel advice above to find your best time to take an Alaskan cruise. Keep this in mind if you are planning an Alaska small ship cruise and an Alaska land tour combination. Summer in interior Alaska is short and occurs from mid-June through late-August. Winter in Alaska sees far fewer travelers with December through March being the best months to view the northern lights or aurora borealis. The spring and fall months in Alaska offer unique opportunities and lower prices.

In our opinion the best time to travel to Alaska is in June, July and August. The best month to visit Alaska is July, when travelers will experience the best combination of weather and wildlife. See our breakdown of Alaska weather by month above to learn more about the temperatures, sunlight and wildlife, to find the best time to visit Alaska for you.

Whales can be seen from small ships to Alaska throughout the small ship cruise season of May through September. Orca and minke whales are residents so they may be found at any time of year. But most travelers want to see humpbacks and if you fall into this category, then you must plan your trip accordingly. When to see humpback whales in Alaska? The first humpbacks begin to arrive in Alaska about late April and early May. These are typically the adult males that can make the long migration the fastest.

They are followed by younger males, females and finally mothers with calves arriving in late May and early June. Small ship cruises in May will likely view whales, but they will be individuals or smaller groups of two or three spread about looking and waiting for food.

When is the best time to see whales in Alaska? The best time to cruise Alaska for whales is from mid-June through mid-August. By mid-June most humpbacks have arrived and they are gathering together in predictable feeding pods. This is the best time for whale watching in Alaska and the consistent sightings will continue through mid-August when the first whales will begin to leave for warmer waters. During this best time to see humpback whales in Alaska, sightings are almost guaranteed.

Why is mid-June through mid-August on an Alaskan cruise the best time to see whales? Strong currents bring nutrients from deep below to mix with oxygen-rich water near the surface resulting in huge blooms of zooplankton tiny animals , krill and small fish such as capelin, candlefish and herring. For more insights into seeing whales on your small ship cruise, including tips on where to spot whales, how to prepare and the advantages offered by small ships, read our primer on whale watching in Alaska.

Mosquitoes, sometimes jokingly referred to as the Alaskan state bird, are a fact of life during the summer travel season.

Mosquitoes and other bugs are most prevalent in the boggy interior and Arctic tundra regions during mid-summer. Populations spike in late June and dissipate in early August.

You will not encounter bugs on small ship cruises, except when venturing ashore on calm days and even then, they are seldom troublesome. Your packing list should recommend remedies to repel bugs and long-sleeve clothing to keep them at bay when they are encountered. Being equipped for weather and conditions will make your Alaskan experience more enjoyable. Weather in various Alaska destinations is unpredictable and travelers should prepare themselves for a range of conditions, no matter what month you travel.

We have developed comprehensive Alaska planning guides for our booked clients, with expertise culled from years of our own living, working, guiding and traveling in Alaska.

Layers are essential for a comfortable Alaska vacation, using fast-drying wicking materials. A raincoat and rain pants are also must-haves, as is a warm hat and gloves. Many boats and some lodges will provide rubber boots.

With a well-packed bag, you can appreciate the opportunities created by varying weather, which in turn creates the cornucopia of landscapes and wildlife that brings travelers to the Last Frontier.

Many travelers incessantly check the daily weather in Alaska as their trip approaches. We advise you to resist this temptation, it will only drive you crazy. Local forecasts in Alaska are astoundingly inaccurate and weather changes by the hour.

 
 

 

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Tips on what to do are highly appreciated. Our team of true Alaska experts can craft the perfect birthday trip suited to your interests, ability and budget—by land, sea or both. Space is quickly becoming limited for July so we recommend booking soon. An Alaska expert will be in touch. Hi we are doing a cruise the end of august. I am trying to figure out how to pack. We have gone in July and it was extremely hot, then we went the next year about the same time and it was extremely cold.

Like to know what the weather is like the end of august. Hi Robin, Here is the section on Alaska in August. Our advice is to always prepare for a range of conditions, no matter what month you travel to Alaska. Weather can never be fully predicted but reach out directly to your cruise operator for packing materials, they may supply comprehensive Alaska planning guides like we do for our booked clients.

Have a great time! Scheduled for a cruise to Alaska June Wanted to find out how to dress. We are thrilled you get to experience Alaska this summer. Our comprehensive Alaska trip planning materials are written by our experts with decades of combined experience and provided to our clients at the time of booking.

The best thing to do is contact your cruise operator directly and request their packing resources. Have an incredible cruise and please talk to our experts when planning your next small ship cruise vacation. My name is Sonya, and I really want to be brave and travel to Anchorage and other parts of Alaska in mid February, Are there many things to see and do at that time or would you recommend another time?

I was really hoping to see the Northern lights if possible. Please help guide my decision. Thanks in advance for the advice. Hi Sonya and thanks for your question. While the northern lights sometimes called aurora borealis occur year round in Alaska the best time to view them are dark nights November through March. February is cold and clear, making it an excellent time for northern lights viewing. March is also nice with dark nights but a bit more daylight. Stay up late as the best viewing is from 10am-3am.

Remember the lights need to be out and you need clear skies. The aurora can be elusive so think of it as an adventure. But the payoff is one of the most incredible spectacles of nature. Finally you can check the aurora forecast from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There are a host of winter activities available such as the Alaska Railroad, hot springs, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing.

We offer custom crafted winter tours in Alaska so contact us if you are interested in speaking with an Adventure Specialist. We want to travel summer , fly into Anchorage and travel north and south from there.

Does it rain constantly, or do you have brief showers like Hawaii? Hey Karen! Throughout the summer, weather is variable and can change rapidly. Alaska is a rainy destination, so you are likely to encounter rain at some point during your trip no matter what summer month you choose. In Anchorage and Denali rain showers and the chance of storms, with more than just showers, increase as the summer progresses. See the above Alaska climate tables for rainfall by month. Our clients are prepared with an extensive packing lists and travel preparation.

Feel free to contact our Alaska travel experts for further assistance. They have lived, worked and explored the region in depth as former guides, operations managers and naturalists, and can help you craft the perfect Alaska package. Hello, and thank you for this wonderful information. My husband and I would like to fly in from Arizona.

We are not big into city life, noise pollution, bright lights and lots of people. We love nature and I am a photographer. We love the fall and moderate hikes. Where would you suggest we fly into, as well the areas of beautiful Alaska, that you would suggest, based on our interest.

Our full-service trips showcase the best of Alaska, with plenty of nature, hiking and photography opportunities as evidenced by our small ship Alaska cruise reviews and Alaska tour reviews. To help narrow your options, consider our Alaska Cruise Guides and our picks for 5 iconic Alaska wildlife cruises and how to visit Denali National Park. An Adventure Specialist will be in touch soon to discuss fall options and better hone in on your ideal trip.

Hello, I wanted to catch beautiful fall foliage in AK as well. Will that be too late for fall foliage? We also would like to check out some national parks as well and definitely wildlife sightseeing and finishing.

We also will visit some old friends who live in Dutch Harbor. We will be staying in Airbnb, rent a car to drive around.

Should we land in Anchorage airport for our convenience? We are from Sacramento, California. Please give me some ideal here when go go, should we stay in Anchorage for few days then take off to Dutch Harbor? Please advise. Sincerely, Yen.

Hi Yen! That will be quite the adventure! The remoteness of Dutch Harbor, part of the Aleutian Islands, fits our hallmark style of small ship cruising perfectly. It offers many ways to enjoy the surrounding national parks plus flight connections to Dutch Harbor. The earlier in September you go the less likely you will have to deal with snow conditions and will have more options for cruises and Denali National Park tours.

Contact us to talk about the benefits of our expertise. We are traveling to Alaska the second week of October Our only nailed down event is a wedding in Glacier View mid week. We are avid hikers and would love to see the National Parks in any aspect. We will likely rent a car and also looked at winter trains. Is this doable? Hi Emily, A self-drive trip is do-able in the late fall.

Be aware though, that by October 1st Denali National Park begins to wrap things up. Tours, lodges, shuttle buses, Visitor Centers, Ranger Stations and campgrounds are all closed. Because late fall season DIY trips are largely based around weather conditions, we recommend directly contacting the parks you wish to visit in the fall to get an update before traveling to them.

Winter arrives early to interior Alaska so there can be snow on the ground by the end of September or early October. Take a look at our Alaska climate page to see the rainfall averages and daylight hours in October.

We focus our Alaska cruises and land services during the primary tourist season from May through August but can help with custom tours during the fall—contact us if you are interested. Hi, we are planning a trip to Alaska and have specific things we would like to experience..

Northern Lights, wildlife, beautiful color changes would be on the top of our list. We also travel with service animals 2 dogs. Do you have any suggestions pertaining to our situation to guide us in our plans?

Thanks in advance. Hi Tammy, Sounds like early fall would be the best time for your Alaska trip. The easiest way to check most of your boxes would be a land viewing rail tour. Before the land tour, you could also consider adding a cruise component for even more up-close wildlife opportunities.

Fall colors in Alaska last only a few short weeks so timing with Northern lights can be tricky, but with a little luck, Alaska will provide. An Alaska specialist will be in touch soon to discuss Denali-based Alaska tours , potential small ship Alaska cruises , or a custom travel arrangement to cover both.

My husband and i are planning a cruise this coming year. My biggest goal is to see whales. When is the best time for whale watching. Thank you S. Hi Sharon, Whale watching aboard an Alaska small ship is a spectacular goal!

Most of our small ship Alaska cruises offer opportunities to see whales. One of our Alaska Adventure Specialists will be in touch soon to discuss a trip that best suits your whale watching goals. Hello, I want to see the ice caves, but flights in summer are too expensive for me.

Can you suggest any other time? Contact us to discuss planning and booking an Alaska trip like this further if you wish! Just know that our expertise is in adventure travel packages built for you to see the best of Alaska vs.

Hello, and thanks for the info. Do you know what time of year is when mosquitoes are all over?? Or is there any condition when they are not that annoying? Hi Sergio, Mosquito density in Alaska varies by month and location. On Alaska small ship cruises there is no need to worry about mosquitos, but inland Alaska land tours do experience them, particularly in Denali National Park.

To avoid inland mosquitos, travel outside of July and the first half of August. Contact one of our Alaska specialists to help you pinpoint the optimal timing for your Alaska trip. We were thinking June , Is there snow on the mountain peaks still at this time? What do you think would be the best time to visit? We would to see snow covered mountains! Hello Wendy, As you read in this post, every month offers its benefits and as we know about weather, in Alaska especially, it can be quite unpredictable.

Depending where you are in Alaska the snow on the mountains can last through the year, but the earlier in the season the better! If you need any assistance booking, we have incredible Alaska tours , in addition to our small ship cruises , that get you deep into the wilderness of Denali, Kenai and other incredible Alaska destinations.

We are so sorry to hear you were hit by the hurricane, we hope for a speedy recovery to you and your community! Thanks for the well organized post which answers some planning questions on travel in Alaska.

It saves me some research time, and serves as a focus to refer to as I weigh the options. Afterall, the surprise in what you experience while in Alaska is a big part of the fun. I appreciate your summarizing statement, as it confirms for me that booking with adventuresmithexplorations is the right choice!

Hello Eileen, Thank you so much for your kind words; we are so glad we could be of assistance. Here at AdventureSmith we aim to offer as much helpful information for our readers and travelers so that they can thoroughly enjoy their time off.

We look forward to working with you to find your ideal Alaska trip and an Alaska expert will be in touch with you to help you plan your vacation. In the meantime, check out our Alaska Cruise Guides for another helpful resource. Start your trip search with this selection of Alaska adventure trips by land and sea.

Our experts can lead the way to ensure the Alaska adventure you choose is your perfect match, in the best time to travel to Alaska for your interests. All our trips are are aboard ships guests or under or at boutique wilderness lodges tried and tested by our team. Get started finding your dream Alaska trip! Company Company AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations.

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Rain alone is the most common for 7. The month with the most days of rain alone in Anchorage is September , with an average of Snow alone is the most common for 4. The month with the most days of snow alone in Anchorage is December , with an average of 5. To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding day period centered around each day of the year.

Anchorage experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall. The rainy period of the year lasts for 7. The month with the most rain in Anchorage is September , with an average rainfall of 3. The rainless period of the year lasts for 4. The month with the least rain in Anchorage is March , with an average rainfall of 0. As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding day period centered around each day of the year. Anchorage experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6. The month with the most snow in Anchorage is December , with an average snowfall of 9. The snowless period of the year lasts for 5. The least snow falls around July 18 , with an average total accumulation of 0. The length of the day in Anchorage varies extremely over the course of the year. In , the shortest day is December 21 , with 5 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21 , with 19 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

The earliest sunrise is at AM on June 19 , and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 56 minutes later at AM on December The earliest sunset is at PM on December 16 , and the latest sunset is 8 hours, 3 minutes later at PM on June Daylight saving time DST is observed in Anchorage during , starting in the spring on March 13 , lasting 7.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun’s elevation the angle of the sun above the horizon and azimuth its compass bearing for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment.

The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation. The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon.

The vertical gray bars new Moons and blue bars full Moons indicate key Moon phases. We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body.

Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector speed and direction at 10 meters above the ground.

The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages. The average hourly wind speed in Anchorage experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year. The windier part of the year lasts for 7. The windiest month of the year in Anchorage is January , with an average hourly wind speed of 6. The calmer time of year lasts for 4.

The calmest month of the year in Anchorage is July , with an average hourly wind speed of 4. The wind is most often from the south for 4. Weather in April ». May is a beautiful month at the peak of the spring season in Alaska.

Wildflowers bloom over the landscape, and wild animals roam the land. Spring offers an Alaska experience that is complete with the watching of the whales, bears, moose, and eagles in their natural habitat. Weather in May ». June welcomes the warm summer season to Alaska with moderate to hot days and a decline in precipitation.

Weather in June ». Weather in July ». August is warm in Alaska as the beautiful summer draws to a close. Weather in August ». September is the wettest month of the year in Alaska as the short autumn season finds its way in the beautiful state.

As the sunlight decreases rapidly to last only 4 hours a day, the temperatures decrease steadily, with an uptick in rainfall. Weather in September ». October is the time of peak foliage in Alaska with spectacular colors on display.

Hues of gold, crimson, orange, and many others make the landscape look straight out of fairyland. Weather in October ».

November sees severely cold weather in Alaska with the onset of the long winter season. Weather in November ». December extends the realm of the harsh winter in Alaska with gray skies, rain, and abundant snow. The average snowfall is the highest of the season at 46″ mm and remains on the ground for many days. Hi Yen! That will be quite the adventure! The remoteness of Dutch Harbor, part of the Aleutian Islands, fits our hallmark style of small ship cruising perfectly. It offers many ways to enjoy the surrounding national parks plus flight connections to Dutch Harbor.

The earlier in September you go the less likely you will have to deal with snow conditions and will have more options for cruises and Denali National Park tours.

Contact us to talk about the benefits of our expertise. We are traveling to Alaska the second week of October Our only nailed down event is a wedding in Glacier View mid week. We are avid hikers and would love to see the National Parks in any aspect.

We will likely rent a car and also looked at winter trains. Is this doable? Hi Emily, A self-drive trip is do-able in the late fall. Be aware though, that by October 1st Denali National Park begins to wrap things up. Tours, lodges, shuttle buses, Visitor Centers, Ranger Stations and campgrounds are all closed. Because late fall season DIY trips are largely based around weather conditions, we recommend directly contacting the parks you wish to visit in the fall to get an update before traveling to them.

Winter arrives early to interior Alaska so there can be snow on the ground by the end of September or early October. Take a look at our Alaska climate page to see the rainfall averages and daylight hours in October. We focus our Alaska cruises and land services during the primary tourist season from May through August but can help with custom tours during the fall—contact us if you are interested.

Hi, we are planning a trip to Alaska and have specific things we would like to experience.. Northern Lights, wildlife, beautiful color changes would be on the top of our list. We also travel with service animals 2 dogs. Do you have any suggestions pertaining to our situation to guide us in our plans? Thanks in advance. Hi Tammy, Sounds like early fall would be the best time for your Alaska trip. The easiest way to check most of your boxes would be a land viewing rail tour.

Before the land tour, you could also consider adding a cruise component for even more up-close wildlife opportunities. Fall colors in Alaska last only a few short weeks so timing with Northern lights can be tricky, but with a little luck, Alaska will provide.

An Alaska specialist will be in touch soon to discuss Denali-based Alaska tours , potential small ship Alaska cruises , or a custom travel arrangement to cover both. My husband and i are planning a cruise this coming year. My biggest goal is to see whales.

When is the best time for whale watching. Thank you S. Hi Sharon, Whale watching aboard an Alaska small ship is a spectacular goal! Most of our small ship Alaska cruises offer opportunities to see whales. One of our Alaska Adventure Specialists will be in touch soon to discuss a trip that best suits your whale watching goals. Hello, I want to see the ice caves, but flights in summer are too expensive for me. Can you suggest any other time?

Contact us to discuss planning and booking an Alaska trip like this further if you wish! Just know that our expertise is in adventure travel packages built for you to see the best of Alaska vs. Hello, and thanks for the info. Do you know what time of year is when mosquitoes are all over?? Or is there any condition when they are not that annoying? Hi Sergio, Mosquito density in Alaska varies by month and location. On Alaska small ship cruises there is no need to worry about mosquitos, but inland Alaska land tours do experience them, particularly in Denali National Park.

To avoid inland mosquitos, travel outside of July and the first half of August. Contact one of our Alaska specialists to help you pinpoint the optimal timing for your Alaska trip. We were thinking June , Is there snow on the mountain peaks still at this time? What do you think would be the best time to visit? We would to see snow covered mountains! Hello Wendy, As you read in this post, every month offers its benefits and as we know about weather, in Alaska especially, it can be quite unpredictable.

Depending where you are in Alaska the snow on the mountains can last through the year, but the earlier in the season the better! If you need any assistance booking, we have incredible Alaska tours , in addition to our small ship cruises , that get you deep into the wilderness of Denali, Kenai and other incredible Alaska destinations.

We are so sorry to hear you were hit by the hurricane, we hope for a speedy recovery to you and your community! Thanks for the well organized post which answers some planning questions on travel in Alaska. It saves me some research time, and serves as a focus to refer to as I weigh the options. Afterall, the surprise in what you experience while in Alaska is a big part of the fun. I appreciate your summarizing statement, as it confirms for me that booking with adventuresmithexplorations is the right choice!

Hello Eileen, Thank you so much for your kind words; we are so glad we could be of assistance. Here at AdventureSmith we aim to offer as much helpful information for our readers and travelers so that they can thoroughly enjoy their time off.

We look forward to working with you to find your ideal Alaska trip and an Alaska expert will be in touch with you to help you plan your vacation. In the meantime, check out our Alaska Cruise Guides for another helpful resource. Start your trip search with this selection of Alaska adventure trips by land and sea.

Our experts can lead the way to ensure the Alaska adventure you choose is your perfect match, in the best time to travel to Alaska for your interests. All our trips are are aboard ships guests or under or at boutique wilderness lodges tried and tested by our team.

Get started finding your dream Alaska trip! Company Company AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations.

Contact Us. Ask an Expert. Sign Up to Stay Tuned on Alaska. View All April Alaska Trips. View All May Alaska Trips.

View All June Alaska Trips. View All July Alaska Trips. View All August Alaska Trips. View All September Alaska Trips. Book an Alaska Tour. View More Alaska Climate Info. Rain fall Inches 0. Day light Hours 5. Juneau International Airport Link. Fairbanks Link. The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. Chance of Clearer Skies in Alaska Link.

The percentage of time the sky is clear , mostly clear , or partly cloudy i. Daily Chance of Precipitation in Alaska Link.

The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities. Days of Precip. Average Monthly Rainfall in Alaska Link.

The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding day period centered on the day in question. Average Monthly Snowfall in Alaska Link.

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