What to wear in Alaska

In Alaska, the temperatures and weather can change quickly. From May to early fall temperatures in Alaska can range from 50-70 degrees. It is always a good idea to travel with layers and rain gear to be prepared for whatever the last frontier might throw at you. Since you’re coming to Alaska to enjoy the unmatched scenery, you want to make sure you’re enjoying your time outside rain or shine! Here are some suggestions of what to wear in Alaska:

Different layers to consider:

  • Inner layer: An inner layer such a long underwear (if it is colder) or some specialized active wear will keep you comfortable and warm.
  • Insulating layer: A middle layer such as a sweater, fleece, or sweatshirt, is a good idea to keep handy in Alaska. If it gets cloudy and the temperature drops, you’ll be glad you have something to throw on to keep you warm!
  • Outer layer: Since it can be sunny one minute and then rain, it is an extremely smart idea to bring a shell that is waterproof and breathable.
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These guests know what to wear in Alaska. Layered up and having fun!

The lodge also suggests that you bring a warm hat and gloves. Of course you don’t want to forget your swimsuit (for the hot tub, sauna, and lake), and sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses).

Lastly, if you want to spend some time hiking during your time in Alaska, remember to bring comfortable footwear! We suggest bringing footwear that you have already broken in. You don’t want to waste any time worrying about blisters and uncomfortable shoes.

For our entire list of what to bring to the lodge. Visit the trip planner section of our website here. And it isn’t too late to book your Alaskan summer vacation at the lodge. Visit our Dates & Reservations page for more information.