Last updated: March 8, 2023
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
June 23 or (June 28th) depending on which trip you join
Meet with your guide for a pre-trip meeting at 4 pm in Fairbanks at Arctic Wild headquarters.
June 24 (29)
We fly from Fairbanks to the tiny Gwich’in village of Arctic Village where we meet with our bush pilot and decide where we should fly to put ourselves in the path of the migrating caribou.
June 25- 26 (June 30 - July 1)
We spend our time exploring the area looking for caribou and other wildlife. Your guide will lead hikes in hopes we can place ourselves in a hidden location in the path of the caribou. There will be times when no caribou are present, but there is no end to the beauty of the arctic.
June 27 (July 2)
Weather permitting, we move our camp to a new location in the Arctic Refuge. Perhaps our first guess about where the herds would be was off and we will try again to get you into the aggregation. Or perhaps you have had a couple days with the caribou and want to see a different landscape or hike in the Brooks Range.
June 28 (July 3)
Another full day to enjoy the solitude and beauty of North America’s greatest wilderness. More hiking and wildlife watching is the order of the day.
June 29 (July 4)
We say our last goodbyes and meet our bush pilot for our flight back to Fairbanks for hot showers and a soft bed. Weather permitting we arrive back in time for a late dinner.