Enjoying Summer Evening Sun Activities in Fairbanks Alaska

What is Unique about Summer Daylight in Alaska?

Summer in Alaska is a unique experience. The days are long and the nights are short, with the sun rising early and setting late. This phenomenon is caused by the tilt of Earth's axis and is known as summer solstice. Because of this, Alaska experiences more daylight than any other state in the US during the summer months. In fact, many towns in Alaska experience near 24-hour daylight during the summer solstice.

This makes for an incredible experience that you won't find anywhere else in the world!

Mom with wildflowers
My mom picked wildflowers at night - July 11:16pm

Activities to Enjoy in Alaska During the Long Days of Summer

Alaska is known for its long days of summer, and with that comes plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. From fishing and camping to hiking and kayaking, there are so many outdoor activities to experience in Alaska during the summer months. 

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a peaceful escape, there are so many activities that will provide the perfect way to spend your days in the Last Frontier.

What do we do with plenty of daylight? 

Here in Fairbanks Alaska we have a very short summer but have an abundant daylight. With up to 24 hours of daylight (including civil twilight) there are plenty of things to do in and around Fairbanks in the summer time.

Here are some of activities that my family, friends, and I do during the evening sun in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

kids playing at the beach in Tanana Lakes
Playing at the beach at Tanana Lakes -  July 9:32pm

Friends went blueberry picking
Picked wild Alaskan blueberries - July 2017 at 10:49pm
ladies at blueberry field picking berries at night
Alaskan Wild Blueberries - July 2016 at 10:28pm

Two little kids Riding at the Fair
Alan with friend - June 2017 at 7:04pm

Playing at playground at night with sunlight
Alan in the playground - July 7:26pm

Ladies hiking up hill at night with daylight
Hiked up at the Birch Hill - June 2018 at 8:14pm

Friends bonding walk by the lake
Bonding over evening walk by the lake - May 2018 at 9:13pm

Boat Riding at night with daylight
Boat Ride - July 8:04pm

Kids playing at the yard at night with daylight
Lucy, Alan, and Frank playing in the yard - June 10:43pm

Boy at botanical park at night with daylight
Georgeson Botanical Garden - July 2015 at 9:40pm 

Working in the garden at night with daylight
In our garden - July 2015 at 8:53pm

Midnight sun run
Midnight sun run - June 10:50pm

Valley view at night with daylight
Night drive - July 10:24 pm

Lady fishing at night at Chitina river
Dipnetting at Chitina River - June 8:11pm

Dipnetting in Kasilof river at night
Dipnetting in Kasilof River - July 10:37pm

Beautiful Sunset while fishing in Quartz Lake
Fishing in Quartz lake - July 2018 at 10:46pm

Big cake at the party
at a outdoor party -  May 2016 at 8:37pm

Boy with water hose at a Fish Cleaning station
After we cleaned salmon  - July 2016 at 10:39pm

Boy taking a break from evening walk
Alan was tired from our evening walk - April 2018 at 7:21pm

Done Blueberry picking with friends
Done blueberry picking - August 2017 at 9:19pm

Beautiful Camping Spot
Beautiful Camping Spot - July 8:32pm

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