Posted on December 08, 2022 under
Demarcation Bay Base Camp
an airplane meets a group of campers on the arctic coast of Alaska. Micah Baird Photo

Alaska’s arctic coast is a storied region. Home to Inupiat Eskimos for thousands of years, it has attracted whalers, mineral seekers, and adventurers, all chasing their fortunes. It is a region of stunning beauty and richness. Seals haul out on the arctic pack ice, and thousands of waterfowl collect in the lagoons and river deltas…

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Posted on December 07, 2022 under
Solstice Packraft
packrafting in the sea ice of the beaufort sea in arctic alaska

In June at this latitude, the sun never sets. The vastness of the landscape and unending daylight create a euphoric sense of possibility. Here you can paddle your own packraft from the Brooks Range to Alaska’s Arctic Coast. A Mountains to the Sea packrafting adventure under the midnight sun. This trip combines with our Caribou…

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Caribou Migration Backpack (Egaksrak)

In the northern Alaska, caribou amass in great herds in mid-June. This scenic backpacking trip follows their path to the northern edge of the Brooks Range for an adventure of a life-time. This trip combines with our Egaksrak Packrafting Trip June 20 – 27, 2024. By doing both trips you spend 2 weeks in the…

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Cape Krusenstern – Kobuk Valley – Gates of the Arctic

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks; most of them are rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. Our northwestern Alaska National Park trip visits Cape Krusenstern, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Gates of the Arctic National Park in a single fun filled trip.

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Arctic Refuge Autumn Base Camp
caribou walk in a line across a hill in the Brooks Range

Enjoy the wild landscape of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this fall as the tundra turns crimson and gold with fall colors. From our comfortable camp on the tundra you have ample time to hike, watch for arctic wildlife, and enjoy the change of seasons.

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Posted on December 06, 2022 under
Wrangell Mountains Base Camp

Enjoy a week of big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. From our comfortable camp on the flanks of a volcano we can explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers, search for Dall sheep, and simply enjoy the solitude and wilderness of this mountain kingdom.

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Posted on December 05, 2022 under
Wind River Rafting
caribou on a gravel bar in Gates of the Arctic

Beginning high in the tundra, the Wind River flows beneath limestone spires, past glacial lakes, and finally through the boreal forests of northern Alaska. Autumn on the Wind offers clear cold nights, aurora viewing, fall colors, and excellent hiking. Join us for fun paddling and wildlife watching in the Brooks Range this fall.

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Arrigetch Packraft
hiker and the arrigetch peaks in Gates of the Arctic Alaska

Can’t decide between a backpacking trip into the Arrigetch or a paddling trip in Gates of the Arctic? Do both! Light and nimble packrafts allow us to start in the headwaters of the Alatna and paddle the spunky clear river down to the Arrigetch Peaks. Once the granite towers are in sight, we’ll shoulder our…

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Kongakut Rafting
rafting through a canyon in the arctic refuge of alaska

The Kongakut River is famous for dramatic mountain scenery, fun wilderness rafting and frequent wildlife encounters. We will paddle the Kongakut this August as summer gives way to fall and the river is teeming with fish. Autumn brings glorious yellow and crimson to the tundra and brilliant displays of the Aurora borealis overhead. The hiking…

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Noatak Canoe
the noatak river winds through the brooks range in gates of the arctic national park

Join Arctic Wild on a wilderness canoe trip in Gates of the Arctic National Park for ten days of canoeing, hiking and wildlife in Alaska’s biggest wilderness. This is canoe camping at its best, with fun paddling, great wildlife encounters, and endless hiking opportunities. There are few places in Alaska’s arctic where we so reliably…

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Nigu Rafting
colorful mountains of the western brooks range alaska

Looking for complete immersion in Alaska’s most remote and wild region? Northern Gates of the Arctic offers its few visitors unparalleled wilderness and unmatched beauty. Paddle the Nigu and explore the very heart of the Brooks Range.  

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Western Arctic Packraft
Packrafting on the Alatna River in Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska

Single person packrafts allow us to explore the wildest portions of Alaska and to fish where few have ever cast a line. This week-long adventure in Northwest Alaska has it all: fun packrafting, mountain hiking, and outstanding fishing.

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Posted on December 03, 2022 under
Katmai Bears Base Camp
Katmai and Aleutian Trips

The best way to watch bears is to immerse yourself in the wilderness. There is no better place to do that than on the coast of Katmai National Park, where bears crowd into salmon streams and laze in the lush flowery meadows. Spend your days amongst the bears, who could care less that you are…

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Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks
Kobuk Sand Dunes

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks; most of them are both rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. Our National Park trip visits both Kobuk Valley National Park and Gates of the Arctic National Park in a single fun filled trip.

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Muskox (Thomsen River) Canoe
muskoxen on Banks Island NWT

The Thomsen River on Banks Island in Canada’s Northwest Territories is the northernmost navigable river in the world. Join us for an outrageous adventure in the high arctic. You will see muskoxen and wildflowers further north than you ever imagined you would go.

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Firth River Rafting
whitewater rafting in Arctic Alaska. Chris Miller Photo

The Firth River plunges from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Coast in Canada’s Yukon Territory in a frothy torrent. Though just miles from Alaska’s Kongakut River in Alaska, the Firth features unique geology, outstanding hiking, significant whitewater, and the most northerly spruce forests in North America. A truly epic river trip!

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Posted on December 02, 2022 under
High Peaks Backpack

Alaska’s arctic is a land of extreme beauty, and the Romanzof Mountains in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the steepest and most dramatic part of the whole Brooks Range. Abundant wildlife, free flowing rivers, and unnamed mountains delight and inspire backpackers.  

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Mission: Caribou
Caribou in Alaska

Each and every summer the Porcupine River caribou herd congregates in northern Alaska for one of the world’s most inspiring wildlife migrations. By late June, the herd swells to nearly 225,000 animals and we regularly see thousands and even tens of thousands of caribou climbing tundra ridges and swimming icy rivers.

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Canning Canoe to the Coast
smiling paddler on the Noatak River

The Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a river of superlatives. Its clear fast waters rush from the tallest peaks in the Brooks Range spilling into the Arctic Ocean in a wildlife rich delta.

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Kongakut Rafting – Mountains to Sea
rafting from the Brooks Range in the Arctic Refuge. Micah Baird Photo.

The Kongakut is a stunning clear water river offering a great variety of landscapes and arctic wildlife. If you only have one opportunity to visits the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Kongakut is the perfect choice. Raft the entire Kongakut with us on this one of a kind trip.  

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Caribou Canoe
Caribou migrate past a photographer on the tundra. Mario Davalos photo

If your interest is wildlife, this is the trip for you. For 8 out of 10 years our June river trips have seen tens of thousands of caribou swimming the river. We regularly see bears, wolves and even wolverines on this fantastically remote canoe trip.  

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Hulahula Rafting
Rafting near the ice in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska. Chris Miller Photo

Raft with us from the heart of the Brooks Range all the way to the Arctic Ocean on the fast-paced Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This wilderness rafting trip has it all: day hikes up to glacier views, whitewater rafting, arctic wildlife, spring wildflowers, and even a walk on the frozen Arctic…

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Noatak Canoe
the noatak river winds through the brooks range in gates of the arctic national park

A classic wilderness canoe trip in Gates of the Arctic National Park with canoeing, hiking, and wildlife in Alaska’s ultimate arctic wilderness. There are few places in Alaska’s Arctic where we so reliably see a variety of wildlife.

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Charley River Rafting
Raft negotiates some rapids in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska

Rafting the Charley is a journey of contrasts. Starting high on the tundra where the river is little more than a creek, we descend, through the canyon and into the Boreal Forest. Below lies the broad silty Yukon rich with history and offering some of the best campsites anywhere.

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Posted on October 21, 2022 under
Arctic Refuge Base Camp for AWL

There is no place quite like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when the sun shines day and night on the endless rolling tundra, and the frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Join us for a five day Alaska Wilderness League base camp trip in the Arctic Refuge and experience wilderness solitude at its best.  

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Posted on October 18, 2022 under
Arctic Refuge Base Camp – AWL

There is no place quite like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when the sun shines day and night on the endless rolling tundra, and the frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Join us for a five day Alaska Wilderness League base camp trip in the Arctic Refuge and experience wilderness solitude at its…

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Posted on September 24, 2022 under
Arctic Exploration Base Camp – Tishman Custom
Caribou migrate past a photographer on the tundra. Mario Davalos photo

The Arctic is vast and wild with an amazing diversity of landscapes and wildlife. We could never see all of it in a week (or even a lifetime) but this one of a kind trip aims to show you some of the most beautiful, wildlife rich and imperiled portions of the Alaskan Arctic.

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Posted on April 25, 2022 under
Caribou and Dunes – Sprong Custom

This trip aims to show you the best of Northwest Alaska by spending 3 nights in the western Brooks Range where we hope caribou will be migrating and 1 night in Kobuk Dunes.

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Posted on March 01, 2022 under
Kongakut Rafting – Tishman
rafting through a canyon in the arctic refuge of alaska

The Kongakut River is famous for dramatic mountain scenery, fun wilderness rafting and frequent wildlife encounters. We will paddle the Kongakut this August as summer gives way to fall and the river is teeming with fish. Autumn brings glorious yellow and crimson to the tundra and brilliant displays of the Aurora borealis overhead. The hiking…

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