Originally Posted by jfausmith
If you are planning on driving from Florida to Prudhoe Bay and you plan on stopping at the different parks and scenic sites you should plan on being on the road for about 2 months. The best time to start would be in May. That way when you get to Fairbanks the weather will be great and the drive to Prudhoe Bay will be long. Remember the extra 5 gallon gas cans because there are not very may places to get gas on the road to Prudhoe Bay. Have good insurance because you WILL need a new windshield after your trip! Make sure you have new tires too because the trip can cause you some problems there too.
The voice of experience.
+1 carry lots of extra gas, and at least 2 or 3 spare tires.
Food & water for a couple days incase your out somewhere lost or whatever for a few days.
Its beautiful, and well worth the trip, but fairly remote.
I have not been there in 11 years though, so maybe more facilities by now.
I would suggest you be there in July. If you can't do July, then first half of august, or late June.
Take good bug repellant, say deep woods off, or muskol.
If tenting, it must have a good bug proof door, not a cheapie with gaps even when zipped up.
The bugs were the worst part, BIG, and relentless.