The Best Time to Visit Alaska

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The most common question we hear from people hoping to travel to Alaska is, “When’s the best time to visit Alaska?” The Alaska summer season is a short window from the end of May to the beginning of September, a time packed with sightings of baby animals, great fishing, and plenty of adventure.

October to March in Alaska

Typically the colder, snowier months, October to March are also good times to try to see the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, because it’s typically clear and dark during this time. The Northern Lights are like the weather—hard to predict—so make sure you give yourself enough time to see them. We recommend four to seven days and know a great spot to view them (our cozy chalets).  

June in Alaska

June is characterized by the arrival of baby animals and new greenery. It’s also the start of the salmon fishing season! June weather in Alaska typically gets warmer as the month progresses. As the flowers start blooming, they create a gorgeous tapestry along the mountains. 

July in Alaska

July is the best time for salmon and halibut fishing. People come from all over the world to try their hand at catching some of the most delicious fish around. And with the salmon come the bears! Katmai and Lake Clark are usually inundated with large coastal brown bears, who can be spotted getting their fill of their favorite treat. It’s a real sight to see. 

At this time of year, our wildflowers are in full bloom, and the sun is out for almost 20 hours a day, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy activities and immerse yourself in the stunning nature that surrounds you here.

August in Alaska

August sees a change in weather and landscape as the fireweed changes from pink to purple and eventually cotton, signifying that winter will soon be returning. This month is a great time to catch a glimpse of the larger animals preparing for hibernation in Denali National Park. Down in Seward, the marine wildlife are also getting ready for their migration to warmer waters. 

September in Alaska

September highlights our very short fall season. There’s a slight chill in the air, and all the leaves change from a vibrant green to a golden yellow. The reds and oranges of the tundra moss line the hillsides in a variety of colors. With the beautiful colors of the fall on full display, September is an ideal time for photographers. On your tour, you may even have the opportunity to collect the fruits of the season: wild blueberries or cranberries. 

Alaska truly offers something incredible every month of the year. All you have to do is decide what you would like to see and experience. Ready to make your dream trip a reality? Get in touch with us!

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