Last updated: September 23, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Day 0 - Late March is ideal
Rendezvous at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip meeting and gear check with your guides.
We will pick you up bright and early, loading into our truck for a 2 hour drive to the trailhead. We’ll stop to take in the views of the Tanana River twisting through the valley. At the trailhead you’ll meet our team of friendly huskies and we’ll cover some dog sledding basics. Then we take off along the trails, gliding through the winter wonderland to our basecamp using a combination of dog power and snowmobiles to transport you to a camp we set-up a few days prior.
Day 2 - 4
Each day brings its own adventure and surprises. Your desires and the weather will dictate the schedule. Wildlife sightings quicken the pulse and the process of learning to work with the dogs is immensely rewarding. Tents are kept warm and there is ample and delicious food. If you prefer to relax in camp and watch the snowy landscape from the comfort of a warm tent, enjoy! If you prefer to spend the whole day on the trail discovering one new vista after the next we are delighted to take you over the horizon. When the day’s adventures are done we have excellent chances to see the Aurora dancing green and red above the mountains while the dogs howl in the arctic twilight.
Our final morning in camp and time to say goodbye to the trails and vistas you have grown to love. Then it is back on the sled for the run back to the road. Kiss your favorite dog goodbye and then head back towards civilization. We encourage you to spend a few extra days in Fairbanks to enjoy more winter time activities like the ice carving championships.