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Tips on Alaska Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

Alaska Warnings and Dangers

Alaska is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Before you leave, it’s best to brush up on how to deal with issues such as tsunamis, bears and how to drive in the snow. Whether you’re here during the lazy summer or the long winter, you’ll need to make sure you know how to stay safe.

Fierce Weather 

Winters are extremely snowy in most of Alaska. Bring thick clothing, a hat and gloves if you’re headed out even for a short time. Blizzards come in fast and may last for days. If you’re going to be here during the summer, keep in mind days are long and the weather can be surprisingly hot. Bring sunscreen.

Bears, Moose and Mosquitos 

Bears are not uncommon here. Read the Essentials for Traveling in Bear Country guide from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to know how what to do during a bear encounter. There is a similar guide for moose, which injure more people in Alaska than bears annually. Mosquitos are a real problem during the summer so bring mosquito repellent.


When driving in Alaska, make sure you have snow tires. The roads in Alaska are often unpaved. Snow can close roads in Alaska during the winter. Large drifts are not uncommon. When driving during the summer, watch out for large puddles and mud. Keep a supply of food and water in your car, especially when you’re driving long distances. Make sure your cell phone is charged and you have a map.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Alaska warnings and dangers. 

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