In town transportation
If you are staying at one of the Fairbanks hotels below we are happy to give you a ride 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 Fairbanks accommodations not listed below, you will need to arrange all your own ground transportation.
Kotzebue, King Salmon and Alaska’s smaller communities are pedestrian friendly and you will be able to get around on foot or with taxis with no trouble. Try these numbers for taxi cabs in Kotzebue: call (907) 442-4444 or (907) 442-4800.
If you will be in Fairbanks for several days a rental car is suggested.
Highly Recommended Fairbanks Hotels
1717 University Ave South
Locally owned. Walking distance to groceries, Arctic Wild HQ and within five miles of the University. Kitchenettes, on site restaurant, wifi, and a free airport shuttle. Excellent choice. $260/ night.
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
1850 Hoselton Road
Located on the banks of the Chena River, next to Pike’s restaurant/bar. Very near the airport, offers an airport shuttle. Fitness center and spa. $270/ night.
Best Western Chena River
1255 TVSA Way
Close to airport and grocery store.
Sven’s Basecamp Hostel
3505 Davis Road
An eclectic mix of treehouses, private cabins, campground, and wall tents; they also have a great coffee shop, large communal kitchen, showers, and wifi. A good lower cost option. $75-$100 for a treehouse or cabin.
Kotzebue’s nicest and most expensive hotel. There is a restaurant downstairs. $279-$319/night
398 Lagoon St., Kotzebue
Very basic but nice, bring your own breakfast (there is a kitchen). $130/night. (no website)
LaVonne’s Fish Camp
Mile 6 Beach Road, Kotzebue
Located out of town so not suited to the night before your trip, but a very fun and interesting destination.
King Salmon Lodging
Airport shuttle available.
King Salmon Lodge
Airport shuttle available. Requires a two-night stay, but the nights can be non-consecutive.
Bear Trail Cabins
Cute cabins and campground. They have bicycles!
Blue Fly Bed and Breakfast
Additional Activities in Alaska
There is lots to do in Alaska before and after your trip with us. Whether you are craving a bit of luxury after a week in the wilderness or an adventure in part of the state we don’t operate, we live here year round and have a wealth of connections throughout Alaska. We work with many lodges and tour operators and are happy to book activities and accommodations for you anywhere in Alaska. Just ask.
Travel to Alaska
Fairbanks and Anchorage are served by several US carriers and directly from Europe with Condor Air. Most people find that Alaska Airlines provides the best service, schedules and fares. Please book your Fairbanks flights to arrive before 3:00 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.