Last updated: January 11, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Day 0 - July is ideal
Meet your guide at our pilot’s hangar in Kotzebue for an orientation/ gear check at 6 pm.
Fly south down the Baldwin Peninsula, around Kotzebue Sound and down to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Arriving mid-morning we have time to set up camp before embarking on the first of several hikes on the tundra.
A full day in Bering Land Bridge. We will visit the hot springs, hike the volcanic landscape, explore the rock formations that dot the tundra, and watch the variety of birds and wildlife. With constant daylight, energy and imagination are the only limits to what we can do.
Take a last dip in the hot springs or take another hike in search of birds. By late morning our pilot returns to take us to Cape Krusenstern. After a 2 hour flight we land on the beach and set up camp within sight and sound of the Chukchi Sea. The coast offers a whole new suite of birdlife and vistas. We can hike the beach, explore the ancient beach ridges or trek inland into the rocky hills.
We get to spend the day exploring Cape Krusenstern. Perhaps we will watch musk ox calves cavorting in the willows or maybe spend the afternoon visiting with Inupiat fishermen.
We have the morning to enjoy the Arctic Coast. By late afternoon we reluctantly break camp and await our pilot. It is a quick flight back to Kotzebue and we arrive in time for the evening departure on Alaska Airlines to Anchorage. Or if you prefer you can spend another night in Kotzebue.