Gates of the Arctic Day Tours & Attractions

Alaska’s Arctic region offers extraordinary possibilities for exploration. In this endless wilderness, you can backpack through parks and trails, soar through the skies on a flightseeing tour, or get a chance to see the northern lights. This page is a gateway to your Arctic exploration!

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Parks & Trails View All

Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 65 miles

Find out why the Brooks Range is known to have the best off-trail hik­ing in Alas­ka. You can choose to trek the entire route from the vil­lage of Anak­tu­vuk Pass to the Dal­ton High­way or the abbre­vi­at­ed route by char­ter­ing a flight to Sum­mit Lake and pro­ceed­ing in either direc­tion. This trip is exclu­sive­ly off-trail hiking.

A great a‑to‑b” style back­pack­ing route that allows back­pack­ers to move through a large por­tion of the Brooks Range. After a cul­tur­al­ly inter­est­ing start in the vil­lage of Anak­tu­vuk Pass, trav­el­ers are treat­ed vast, trail-less wilder­ness, stun­ning views of snow­capped peaks and a high like­li­hood of close encoun­ters with Alaskan wildlife.

Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 22 miles

Camp beneath the icon­ic Arrigetch Peaks — a great des­ti­na­tion for back­pack­ers and hard­core climbers alike. 22 miles min­i­mum — 12 miles one-way from the float plane drop off to the Arrigetch Val­ley. Once in the val­ley, there are many options for day hikes or even climbs, if rock climb­ing is your objective.

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Northern Lights Viewing View All

Season: February 20 - April 10 $9,895+ per person, all-inclusive 3-5 nights

This fam­i­ly-owned, fly-in lux­u­ry wilder­ness lodge is 200 miles north of Fair­banks and 60 miles above the Arc­tic Cir­cle. Stays are all-inclu­sive and exclu­sive — they only accept one group at a time. Go dogsled­ding, snow­shoe­ing, or scan the skies for the north­ern lights. The lodge’s huge pic­ture win­dows make it easy to keep a look­out for the auro­ra from a warm, com­fort­able interior.

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Flightseeing & Arctic Tours View All

Season: Year Round 1+ hours

Expe­ri­ence the thrill of flight­see­ing in areas that most tours can’t reach. Go with Gold­en Eagle Out­fit­ters and enjoy ful­ly cus­tomized flight­see­ing tours from Kotze­bue or Delta Junc­tion — or take advan­tage of their air-taxi drop-off and pick­up ser­vice to access some of the most beau­ti­ful and remote parts of Alaska.

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