When to visit
Temperatures in Southcentral sometimes make it to 70°F during the summer, but generally plan on temperatures in the mid-60s during the day and 50s at night. Winter temperatures can sometimes snap to below 0°F for a few days or weeks, but wintertime highs are often in the 20s. Bring light layers and raingear for summer and a warm jacket for winter.
On the longest day of the year, the sun sets in Anchorage – Alaska’s largest city – at 11:42pm and rises five hours later. Winter solstice brings 5.5 hours of daylight, while moonlight lights up the snowy landscapes.