If you’ve done any homework about your visit to Alaska, you’ve probably seen or heard this advice: dress in layers. From spring to early fall, be prepared for temperatures in the 50–70-degree range, always with the possibility of a little rain & wind thrown in there. Your best bet is to dress in layers and bring a backpack. You’ll stay warm and dry when it’s chilly and you can peel off layers and stow them as the weather changes.
Alaska is known as the land of the Midnight Sun because of the long daylight hours experienced April through September. The amount of daylight you experience while in Alaska depends upon where you are and when you are traveling. Skagway’s average numbers of daylight hours are listed below.