What to Wear in Alaska

Cruise ships at Skagway, Alaska in Summer

Cruise ships at Skagway, Alaska in Summer

Tutshi Lake, Alaska in August

Tutshi Lake, Alaska in August

Hotter Shoes women's summer collection

 
Hotter Shoes women's summer collection

 

General Style Tips

  • To sum it up: lots of layers. Think thin sweaters under a light waterproof raincoat. For extra warmth in Winter pack some long thermal underwear - you'll be grateful you did.
  • Add a warm hat, scarf and gloves because when visiting Glacier Bay (and for those who want to go outside) it is extremely cold and anything metal you will stick to!
  • Even in June whilst you can expect good weather, it will be windy (especially when out whale watching) so a wind and waterproof jacket is a must.
  • It might be cold but you will still need sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection) and insect/mosquito repellent.
  • A soft-sided rucksack is more practical than a hard suitcase when traveling around - it is easier to fit into trains, small planes and boats. And with so much travel here being by small transport you may wish to consider packing some travel sickness remedies.
  • Also see What to Wear in USA

Last updated 09 May 2018.

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