National Parks Trip, Arctic Alaska- Roemer Custom

National Parks Trip, Arctic Alaska- Roemer Custom


July 26, 2016 - July 28, 2016


Northwest Alaska's National Parks


$7,900/ person starting in Fairbanks and ending in Kotzebue



July 26, 2016 - July 28, 2016


Northwest Alaska's National Parks


$7,900/ person starting in Fairbanks and ending in Kotzebue

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks, rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. This custom trip plans to visit Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, Noatak, Krusenstern and Bering Land Bridge all in one fun-filled three day adventure.


Last updated: May 24, 2016


What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

July 25

 Meet your guide for a 4 pm pre-trip meeting at the Arctic Wild World Headquarters in Fairbanks

July 26

Its is a busy day. We start with a one hour flight to Bettles where we meet our pilot and visit the Gates of the Arctic Visitors Center. Then we pack our gear into the plane and head for Gates of the Arctic, landing on the Alatna River and flying near the Arrigetch Peaks. After a short hike we load back into the plane and fly to Kobuk Sand Dunes in Kobuk Valley National Park where we set-up camp and explore the otherworldly landscape.

July 27

We will have time in the morning to take a walk and pack-up our camp before we hear the plane coming to get us. Then its off to Noatak Preserve for another quick stop. Then to the coast in search of musk-oxen in Krusenstern. We will plan to refuel and visit the Western Arctic Parklands Visitors Center in Kotzebue before a final flight for the day south along the coast to Bering Land Bridge’s Serpentine Hot-Springs.

July 28

There likely wasn’t much time on the 27th to hike in the granite tors near the hot-springs so we will spend the morning exploring the area and thinking about the first hunters to walk into North America over this very ground. Then (weather permitting) we will hear Jared returning for us and will fly back to Kotzebue arriving late in the day.

Such a joy to spend days where time was meaningless.  A wonderful adventure and I would like to return next year for a longer, more challenging trip.

You mentioned to me in an email that you have terrific guides - you do indeed.  Dave is a superb guide. He is personable, knowledgeable about the Arctic, and has excellent group management skills. I appreciated the time he spent teaching me to read the map, which is not easy without trails.   He allowed Adrian and me to hike at our own pace and he encouraged all of us to explore the area surrounding our campsites. I know the others would concur in my praise.

- Sandra, California, USA



Transportation starting in Fairbanks and ending in Kotzebue, food while in the wilderness, stoves, cooking & eating utensils, water filter, base camp tent, safety & repair gear and professional guide service. Rental gear is included in the price of the trip.


Lodging, non-camp meals, personal clothing and gear,  photographic equipment. Gratuity for guide(s). See full equipment list.


Temperatures vary dramatically in the Arctic.  It should be hot, but it could be cool and rainy.  Temperatures will range from the 20s to 70s. Cold rains and snow are possible, but we get plenty of sunny weather this time of the year. Mosquitoes could be an issue in Gates of the Arctic so bring a mosquito head net and a small bottle of DEET repellent. In general temperatures are warmest in Kobuk and coldest on the coast.


Ordinary Wolves, Seth Kantner; Last Light Breaking, Nick Jans; The Brooks Range, Alaska Geographic; People of the Noatak, Clair Fejes; The Last Giant of Beringia, Dan O’Neill. More Alaska reading is available from our Bookstore.

"The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect."
"I am just finishing my tenth trip with you guys. As always, the trip was more than I expected and I had a great time. See you next year!"
"Of all outfitters with whom we have worked (and that is quite a number), you were by far the most organized and responsive."
"That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou...that will stay with me a long time"
"Our guide was an encyclopedia on legs. He was always willing and ready to teach, to talk, to listen, to do another hike, or to lie low in camp if we were beat. He truly gave us the trip we wanted!"
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Eileen - Canning River