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!
Day Tours & Attractions
Parks & Trails View All
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.
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.
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.
Flightseeing & Arctic Tours View All
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.
Northern Lights Viewing View All
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. 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.