Bettles Lodge Summer Tour

Experience life above the Arctic Circle with an overnight stay at a historic lodge.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Accommodation: 2 nights
  • Starting at: $1090 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Fly from Fairbanks along the Yukon River to the foothills of Alaska's Brooks Range, Bettles Lodge offers rustic but modern comforts and genuine hospitality for all guests. Included is a guided tour of the nearby village, as well as hand crafted meals each day. Guests can also choose from selection of optional (extra cost) guided adventures such as float plane flightseeing tours to Gates of the Arctic or Kobuk Sand Dunes National Parks, fishing, river rafting trips and more.

Tour Overview

Alaska’s Bettles Lodge is a remote, beautiful, rustic yet modern facility built originally in 1948, located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle and easily reached from Fairbanks. Bettles lodge has been renovated to provide guests fully modern amenities and a base to explore Alaska’s Arctic in the summer season in Alaska. In the lodge common area, relax after a day of outdoor activities, or converse with other guests about the day’s activities or visit the second floor game room, complete with a billiard table. At Bettles Lodge you will find a relaxing setting and access to the vast Alaska wilderness surrounding you!

What's Included

  • 2, 3 or 4 nights lodging and all meals as listed at Bettles Lodge
  • Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles
  • Tour of Alaska Native village Evansville
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals, optional excursions, gratuities. Standard rooms have a shared bathroom.

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Tour Itinerary

Important - Due to weather and the varying flight times between Fairbanks and Bettles, an overnight in Fairbanks before and after this tour are strongly recommended.

Day
1

Fairbanks to Bettles

Enjoy a scenic scheduled flight from Fairbanks crossing the mighty Yukon River and Arctic Circle. Depending on the flight route and weather, there may be excellent views of the Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park. Upon arrival in Bettles, transfer from the airport to the lodge and settle into your room. After dinner, take advantage of long daylight hours and enjoy a walk through the forest. Dinner and overnight at Bettles Lodge.

Day
2

Bettles

Tour the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Evansville and learn the history of the area and local residents. You will also have time to participate in optional activities such as rafting on the Koyukuk River. All meals included today.

Day
3

Bettles to Fairbanks

Today enjoy breakfast at the lodge and depart on your return flight to Fairbanks. Tour concludes upon your arrival in Fairbanks.

Notes: The flight time between Fairbanks and Bettles is approx. 1.5 to 3 hours each way, depending on flight route of the day (not known prior). Flights to/from Bettles could be in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Final flight times will be determined by the lodge. Flights are in smaller planes with luggage weight limitations of approx. 40 pound per person. Pre and post nights in Fairbanks are necessary!


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Browse Dates & Rates

Standard Rooms (6 total, located in the main lodge) share 2 central bathrooms.

Jacuzzi Rooms are located in a separate building, the Aurora Lodge. Rooms have private bathrooms with a Jacuzzi.

Cancellation Policy:

Any time after our written confirmation: $150 per person or 10% cancellation fee, whichever is greater
60 to 45 days prior to lodge stay date: 30% cancellation fee
44 to 31 days prior to lodge stay date: 60% cancellation fee
30 to 0 days prior to lodge stay date: 100% cancellation fee


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