So you’re going to Alaska- first off, I am jealous. Second- I am sure you are stressing about what to pack. It’s Alaska after all, isn’t it snowing the entire time? Let’s dive into what you should pack for the trip of a lifetime!
My Alaska Experience
August 2018- Caribou hunt 45 miles north of the Arctic Circle
June 2019- Copper Center / Valdez
May 2021- Family Trip to Anchorage, Valdez, and Denali- blog
As you can see from the above list, I have done a lot in Alaska during various times throughout the summer. This list is only based on my experience and I highly recommend looking at the weather the day before you leave for the most up-to-date information on where you are planning on being and what you are planning on doing. Each time we have been, we have done a large amount of hiking as well as fishing, exploring, dinners, etc. The days can be random and the weather can change in an instant so I do recommend a lot of layers and some planning ahead in case the weather turns south on you.
Packing List with Links
If you are spending a week in Denali to hike some pretty serious trails, I do recommend a lot more hiking gear than what is listed above (first aid kit, emergency blanket, flares, iodine tablets, etc). Please refer to the itinerary blog listed above for our last trip’s details to see if this list would suit you!
For full disclosure, the links above do generate a very small commission back to me. If you find this blog helpful and these links helpful, I so appreciate you choosing to shop directly through the links above so I can continue to keep this an ad-free blog. Thank you!