For some travelers the extreme weather in Alaska has great appeal, from brilliant sunshine to freezing cold it has it all.
Before you book make sure you find out what to expect at the time of year that you are visiting. It will be a big advantage when you pack.
Winter at its deepest in Alaska takes place during February and March when snow sports and activities on ice are pursued relentlessly. From the more obvious skiing to dog mushing and even ice carving, this is truly a winter paradise.
Days are long thanks to the sun shining for hours on end. The likelihood is, that in this part of the world every ice or snow game was probably invented right here.
There are three months of the year that could well be avoided and they are April, October and November. One is too muddy, another just miserably wet and lastly the latter is neither here nor there.
However May and September have plenty to offer and are usually quieter than at other times. Another benefit of avoiding the peak season is the prices will be significantly lower all round. [Budget Travel]
The longest days of the year are in June when the sun stays shining for more than twenty hours non-stop. In Alaska the tourist trade is vital to the economy so the busiest tourist months are taken advantage of so be prepared to pay well over the odds for everything.
A cruise is quite a popular to see the area but it is the bountiful sun that brings people from all around the globe.