Many of our customers often ask: When is the best month to visit Alaska? Summer in Alaska is a phenomenal time when the sun refuses to set, and limitless daylight energizes people. You can't go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May 20 - September 1. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy. June 21 is the longest day of the year, with 19 hours of daylight in Anchorage, 22 in Fairbanks, and 18 in Southeast. But from early May through September, days are considerably longer than at lower latitudes. Alaska's sky is light nearly all night long from late May to the end of July (unless you're out and about at 3 am). And it's past light 10 pm for another month on either side of that.
Summer solstice is a big deal in Alaska. The height of summer, June 21, is accompanied by a full 24 hours of daylight in Alaska's northernmost community of Barrow. Closer to the southern coast, Anchorage experiences a total of 19 hours of daylight during the summer solstice.