Travel to Alaska:
Fairbanks and Anchorage are served by several US Carriers and directly from Europe with Condor Air. Most people find that the Alaska Airlines provides the best service, schedules and fares. Please book your flights to arrive before 3:30 pm the day before your trip and don’t plan on departing for at least 24 hours after you are scheduled to return.
Kotzebue is served by Alaska Airlines with 2 flights daily.
There is lots to do in Alaska before and after your trip with us. We live here year round and have a wealth of connections throughout Alaska. Contact us for suggestions about the rest of your Alaska travel.
Kotzebue, Homer and Alaska’s smaller communities are pedestrian friendly and you will be able to get around on foot or with taxis with no trouble.
Fairbanks and Anchorage are spread-out and a vehicle is necessary. If you aren’t planning on many activities in Fairbanks prior to your trip with us you will only need to transport yourself to our place for the pre-trip meeting and won’t need a rental car. If you want a selection of restaurants and activities a rental car is advised.
For Arctic Wild trips departing from Fairbanks, you can expect a little help with in-town transport. We can usually give you: a ride home after our pre-trip meeting, a ride to the airport on the morning of our trip, and a farewell ride back to your room at the trip’s end.
For trips starting and ending outside Fairbanks, or for other more distant Fairbanks accommodations, you will need to arrange all your own transportation.
Alaska Lodging Options:
Prices listed below are approximate, likely dated, and subject to an 8% bed tax.
A few of Fairbanks’ Hotels:
723 1st Ave
Right on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, within walking distance of shopping and food. Locally owned. $99 and up.
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
1850 Hoselton Road
Rooms from $205 – $275.
Wireless rooms available. Fitness center and spa. Located on the banks of the Chena River, next to Pike’s restaurant/bar. Quite near the airport.
Marriott Springhill Suites
1st and Cushman
Call for room rates.
Fairbanks’ ‘fancy’ downtown hotel. Internet available in rooms and business center. Bistro-style restaurant on ground floor has great food, and an excellent wine cellar.
Super 8 Motel
1909 Airport Way
Rooms from $125-$145
Your basic room neighboring the farthest-north Denny’s and a 16-screen movie theater.
Fairbanks is full of B&Bs, ranging from the quaint and historic to the downright odd. The B&Bs below have gotten good reviews from our clients over the years. Listed in no particular order.
Downtown Log Cabin
304 Badger Street
Rooms from $85 and up
Nice owners, reasonable prices and a quiet location near downtown
Minnie St B&B
345 Minnie Street
Rooms from $140 – $240
Modern and nice. Suites with kitchens available
Alaskan House B&B
302 Charles Street
Rooms from $75 – $85.
Group rates by arrangement.
Laundry, kitchen, & internet available. Full breakfast. Lovely garden.
902 Kellum Avenue
Rooms from $60 – $95.
Nice, residential location. Laundry available. Walk to library and cafes
Ah, Rose Marie
302 Cowles Street
Rooms from $60 – $75;
$324 for entire house (4 – 8 guests).
A quaint, old-fashioned Fairbanks experience, this popular B&B fills up fast.
On a budget? The University of Alaska Fairbanks rents dorm rooms for very reasonable rates. $78/night for a double room and $38/night for a single. https://uaf.irisregistration.com/Home/Site?code=REC2016
The Hotel Captain Cook
4th & K Street, Anchorage
Rooms from $245/night and up.
Exceptionally fancy, “luxury” hotel in downtown Anchorage. Four on-site restaurants. Free wireless internet.
The Copper Whale
440 L st., Anchorage
Rooms from $185/night and up.
On the water and right next to downtown.
Coast International Hotel
108 E. 8th Avenue, Anchorage
Rooms from $189/night and up
Right next to the International Airport with a free shuttle to the airport. Very convenient and we often have our pre-trip meeting here.
Sue’s Bed and No Breakfast
587 Bison St., Kotzebue
398 Lagoon St., Kotzebue
(907) 235 – 8019
($80 to $300 a night) Something for everyone.