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 3:30 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. We schedule our pre-trip meeting to accommodate the the arrival of the evening flight.
In town 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.
Fairbanks and Anchorage are spread out and a vehicle is convenient. 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 property 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, and subject to an 8% bed tax. Please let us know if we can assist with booking activities or lodges around Alaska.
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. Offers an airport shuttle. $180/night.
Marriott Springhill Suites
1st and Cushman
Fairbanks’ ‘fancy’ downtown hotel. $329/night. Free wifi available in rooms and business center. Bistro-style restaurant on ground floor has great food, and an excellent wine cellar. Complimentary airport shuttle service.
Within five miles of Arctic Wild
1717 University Ave South
Locally owned. Walking distance to Fred Meyer and within five miles of the University. On site restaurant, wifi, and an airport shuttle. $200/night.
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
1850 Hoselton Road
Located on the banks of the Chena River, next to Pike’s restaurant/bar. Quite near the airport, offers an airport shuttle. Wireless rooms available. Fitness center and spa. Rooms from $205 – $275.
Best Western Chena River
1255 TVSA Way
Simple rooms near Fred Meyer. Does not have and is not particularly close to restaurants. Free airport shuttle, free wifi. $225/night.
Sven’s Basecamp Hostel
3505 Davis Road
A hodgepodge of treehouses, private cabins, campground, and wall tents; they also have a 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.
(907) 412 -0872
Joe rents rooms in his house and will usually make you dinner and might even pick you up at the airport. Very nice guy. Not much privacy. $170/night.
See his listing on AirB&B or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
King Salmon Lodging
Airport shuttle available.
King Salmon Lodge
Airport shuttle available. Requires a two-night stay, but the nights can be non-consecutive.