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 the 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 nice. 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, likely dated, 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. $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
Kotzebue’s nicest and most expensive hotel. There is a restaurant downstairs.
398 Lagoon St., Kotzebue
Very basic but nice, bring your own breakfast (there is a kitchen).
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.
See his listing on Air B&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.
Blue Fly Bed and Breakfast