Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

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Remote, exclusive, and all-inclusive, this family-owned lodge located north of the Arctic Circle on the edge of Gates of the Arctic National Park caters to independent travelers looking for comfort off the beaten path. The summer season offers hiking for all fitness levels, fishing, boating, and canoeing under the Midnight Sun. Only one group is booked at a time, and a 'concierge guide' is included for the duration of your trip.

Summer Above the Arctic Circle

This fly-in luxury wilderness lodge is 200 miles north of Fairbanks, 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 180 degrees from anything you have ever experienced before. The main lodge has all the amenities, or you can travel farther into the wilderness and explore the Brooks Range from one of the lodge's private cabins, inside Gates of the Arctic National Park.

A man kneels on the tundra to look at a set of caribou antlers.

In August, you can watch caribou migrate right past the porch of their cabins in Gates of the Arctic National Park, as the tundra colors begin to turn.

Hand-Crafted Luxury Lodging

Lead guide and manager John Gaedeke was raised right here. He was born the year after his parents, Pat and Bernd, started cutting logs for the lodge on their honeymoon in 1974. The lodge was built by hand and there was sawdust covering his crib in those early days, while Pat kneaded bread on a tree stump. Today, he and his guides (all locals themselves) treat guests here with an enthusiasm they have for the wilderness, while the aroma of Pat's famous sourdough breads beckons from a modern kitchen. The lodge features 24-hour solar power, plenty of hot water and even satellite internet. Alaskan gourmet meals are family-style with local dishes from salmon and freshly-baked sourdough bread to blueberry pancakes and decadent deserts, all served in an atmosphere of innovation.

Summer Magic

In June or July you can hike, photograph, watch wildlife, and fish under the endless Midnight Sun. In August, watch caribou migrate right past the porch of the cabin in Gates of the Arctic National Park as the tundra colors begin to turn. Leisurely day-long float trips are also a prime activity, starting at the outlet of Iniakuk Lake and ending with a floatplane pickup and return to the lodge in time for dinner. The Brooks Range is best seen by air. Take a flight over 8.3 million acre Gates of the Arctic National Park or 1.75 million acre Kobuk National Park. Stop for a shore lunch and a brief hike, or spend a few days at Iniakuk Lodge's remote cabins with your guide.

Two people float down a river in a canoe surrounded by lush Alaska landscape.

Iniakuk Lodge supplies specialty gear—like canoes, fishing rods and rain gear—so that you can enjoy the wilderness like a pro, no matter the weather.

A Wide Range of Wilderness Adventures

John and Pat answer all emails directly, helping you plan your trip to the far north. Each tour can be customized to fit your preferences. All-inclusive means lodging, all meals, guide with your group for the duration of your stay and round-trip air transportation from Fairbanks is included in each tour selected.

John Gaedeke

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What to Bring

  • Layered clothing including quality rain gear
  • Due to single engine aircraft weight limitations, personal baggage must be kept to 40# per person

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • 24-hour solar power
  • Satellite internet
  • Alaskan gourmet family-style meals
  • Guide with your group for the duration of your stay
  • Use of recreational facilities and necessary gear/equipment
  • Round-trip air transportation from Fairbanks
  • Remote, exceptional, unforgettable adventure

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 67.13361
Longitude: -153.23056

By Aircraft - All tours originate in Fairbanks with a stop in the bush community of Coldfoot where guests transfer to a float plane for the flight to Iniakuk Lodge. Your hosts will meet you on the beach! All air transportation is provided by licensed, insured commercial air charter services.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season June 20 - Sept 5
Rates 3 night, all-inclusive stay at Iniakuk Lodge // $8,395 per person
3-night, all-inclusive stay with Iniakuk Lake Wild & Scenic Float // $10,775 per person
3-night, all-inclusive stay with Gates of the Arctic Caribou Cabin Fly-Out // $10,775 per person
3-night, all-inclusive stay with Gates of the Arctic National Park Flight-Seeing // $10,775 per person
3-night, all-inclusive stay with National Parks Passport Tour // $12,545 per person
3-night, all-inclusive Gates of the Arctic Caribou Cabin on the Continental Divide // $9,545 per person
5-night, all-inclusive Gates of the Arctic Ultimate Tour // $17,595 per person
Rate Notes All tours are all-inclusive which means lodging, all meals, guide with your group for the duration of your stay and round-trip air transportation from Fairbanks is included.

Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

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