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

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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 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

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I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.