Packing Checklist

What to Pack when Visiting Alaska


Don't forget these important items when deciding what to pack when visiting Alaska. Being prepared makes for a much more enjoyable trip.
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Backpack

Whether hiking, fishing, kayaking or just kicking around town, it's nice to have a large bag to carry around.
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Cooler

If you plan on going hiking, it's smart to bring a collapsible cooler for snacks.
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Hiking Boots

You'll need sturdy boot. And, it can rain a lot, so make sure our boots are water resistant.
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Winter Wear

If you plan on taking a cruise to the glacier, hiking on the glacier, or going deep sea fishing, winter wear would be a nice thing to have.
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Layers

Temperatures average around 60-70 degrees. Bring items like tank tops, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, capris, cargo pants, hiking gear.
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Rain Gear

It can rain a LOT in Seward, being a coastal town. Bring lightweight rain gear (pants and coat) to prepare for rainy weather.
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Rubber Boots

Bring rubber boots if you can. It's fun to check out the low tides near the bay. Everyone in Alaska wears them!
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Socks/Undies

Bring wool, breathable socks if you plan on going hiking or fishing. Also, there is no where to buy undies in Seward if you forget them!
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Sunglasses

It's probably going to be daylight most of the day while you are in Alaska! Don't forget your shades!
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Medicine

Everything is more expensive up here and you could be in remote areas, so make sure you bring what you think you will need.
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Bug Spray

The bugs aren't bad around Seward, but if you are going to other parts of Alaska, bring some repellent! Oh, and if it's sunny, you'll need sunscreen!
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Camera

Don't forget your camera, so you can take the most amazing pictures of Alaska ever!