Our most frequently asked question! Layered clothing is the key to comfort in Alaska year round.
We suggest being prepared for all types of weather on your visit to the last frontier. Temperatures in May and September can dip close to the freezing mark overnight, while the summer months of June, July and August bring warmer temperatures to the Knik River Valley. A waterproof or water resistant jacket is definitely a suggested accessory year round in Alaska, as the weather tends to change quickly.
For all of our glacier tours, we recommend that you wear a long sleeved shirt, a sweater and bring a windproof jacket. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes that offer some protection like sneakers or hiking shoes. Please, no high-heeled shoes or sandals. Alaska Helicopter Tours will outfit you with non-slip NEOS overboots for dogsled tours. Alaska Helicopter Tours has crampons for tours where you land on the ice. Bring a hat (to protect you from the sometimes intense sunlight) and sunglasses. Don’t forget a camera that is ready for lots of pictures, and a water bottle to take some amazing pure glacier water back!