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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Ormesher

Pack Light, Stay Warm: Packing for Alaska

Welcome to the Last Frontier! Your upcoming trip to Alaska promises to be an adventure of a lifetime. Before you hit the road, let's talk about packing. Don't let it be a drag - we've got you covered.

Alaska is known for its unpredictable weather, even in the summer months. Coastal areas, glacier tours, and mountain ranges can all bring a chill to the air. So, make sure to pack those layers - it's like creating your own personal thermostat!

And don't worry about dressing up for the occasion. Casual attire is the norm in most parts of Alaska. Think flannels, jeans, and boots - you'll fit right in with the locals.

Prepare for varying weather conditions, but don't forget to have fun with it. After all, you're about to embark on a journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Let's pack smart, not hard.


  • Fleeces or other long sleeve shirts

  • Synthetic base layers

  • Long pants/jeans

  • Shorts (for summer months)

  • Undergarments

  • Sleepwear

  • Wool socks with synthetic liners (great for hiking)

  • Raincoat

  • Windbreaker (for summer months)

  • Warm coat (especially for winter months)

  • Hat/scarf/gloves (especially for winter months)

  • Swimsuit (if your hotel has a pool or hot tub)[Text Wrapping Break]


  • Hiking boots

  • Comfortable walking shoes with good traction[Text Wrapping Break]


  • Toiletries

  • Medication

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Backpack

  • Phone/device chargers

  • Camera/photography equipment

  • Binoculars

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Sleep mask for those days when there are 24 hours of daylight

  • Sunglasses

If you've already started packing your bags in your mind, it's time to give us a call and schedule that bucket list trip!

I wish you well. I wish you safe and happy travels. And I can't wait to see you under a Canopy of Stars!


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