Alaska's Arctic

The Arctic is remote, but its beauty will take your breath away. In Utqiagvik, the northernmost community in the United States, and in the Arctic communities along the coast of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, Iñupiat people continue a largely subsistence way of life, hunting and gathering traditional foods from the land and water.

You may want to bring a coat when you explore the Arctic, even in summer. North of the Brooks Range, along the coast, high temperatures – even under the Midnight Sun – typically only reach to mid-40°F during the day, while temperatures can reach more than 70° as you move inland, away from the cool ocean influence.

Much of the Arctic is technically considered a desert. You’ll see snow, but Utqiagvik gets less than 5 inches of precipitation per year. Conversely, along the northwest coast of Alaska, in Nome, you may have more than 75 inches of snow during the winter months. Low temperatures in winter across the region may dip to -20°F. Remember to bring a warm hat – it will keep you warmer, longer if you’re exploring outdoors.

Communities above the Arctic Circle - 66°33’ above the Equator - have 24-hours of daylight from May 12 through August 2. In winter, the sun sets on November 19 and won’t rise again until January 23 – the long polar night. That’s not to say that it will be completely dark, however; although the sun may not peek above the horizon, the short days are bathed in the beautiful pink/blue blush of twilight.


平均気温 The Arctic

Average temperature by month in Alaska's Arctic
Average Temperature by Month
Month Low High
Jan -19° F -8° F
Feb -22° F -12° F
Mar -20° F -10° F
Apr -10° F 5° F
May 15° F 24° F
Jun 29° F 38° F
Jul 33° F 45° F
Aug 33° F 41° F
Sep 28° F 33° F
Oct 9° F 18° F
Nov -7° F 4° F
Dec -17° F -4° F

月ごとの日照時間 The Arctic

Average Daylight by Month in Alaska's Arctic
Hours of Daylight by Month
Month Hrs of Light
Jan 4
Feb 8
Mar 12
Apr 16
May 22
Jun 24
Jul 24
Aug 20
Sep 14
Oct 10
Nov 4
Dec 2

適切な服装 The Arctic

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  • Short sleeved shirt, shorts

    Short Sleeved
    Shirt, Shorts

  • Long sleeved shirt, jeans / slacks
    Long Sleeved
    Shirt, Pants

    Sleeved
    Shirt,
    Pants
  • Warm hat and gloves
    Warm Hat
    and Gloves
    Warm
    Hat
    and Gloves
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
    Comfortable
    Walking Shoes
    Comfortable
    Walking
    Shoes
  • Waterproof boots

    Waterproof
    Boots

  • Insulated boots

    Insulated
    Boots

  • Long underwear

    Long
    Underwear

  • Windbreaker or jacket

    Windbreaker
    or Jacket

  • Wool sweater or fiberfill vest
    Wool Sweater
    or Fiberfill Vest
    Wool Sweater or
    Fiberfill Vest
  • Winter coat

    Winter
    Coat

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  • Summer

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  • Fall

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