Bettles Lodge Experience

6 Days 5 Nights from Fairbanks

From $3,399 plus $119 tax per person

This vacation features the very best of winter in Alaska. Fly into the Brooks Range and stay at a lodge so remote the Northern Lights dance just for you. The package includes all your meals at the lodge and breakfasts in Fairbanks, arctic gear, snow machine tour, dog sled tour and unlimited use of snowshoes and cross country skis. The ultimate winter adventure above the Arctic Circle.


  • Northern Lights Viewing
  • Flightseeing towards Brooks Range
  • Dog Mushing Tour
  • Snow Machine Tour
  • Fairbanks, Bettles Lodge
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Day 1 – Arrive Fairbanks

Transfer to your hotel included.

Day 2 – Fly to Bettles Lodge

Today the adventure starts as you board your small plane for your flight across the Arctic Circle to Bettles Lodge. Bettles is located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle in one of the last true pristine wilderness areas in the world.

The small village of Bettles resides on the banks of the Koyukuk River, in the foothills of the Brooks Range – the northernmost mountain range in North America. It is known as the “jumping off” point of adventure into the Brooks Mountain Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, Noatak National Preserve, and Kobuk Valley National Park.

At Bettles you are met and transferred to the lodge. Check in to a deluxe room. Here you will plan your next two days of activities and be outfitted in your Arctic gear and snowshoes. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 3 – Dog Mushing

Today you are scheduled for a two-hour dog sled ride (included) around the area. The route and timing will vary with location conditions. The day will allow time for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing or both. It is your choice and the lodge will show you the best trails. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).

Day 4 – Snow Machine Tour

Today’s highlight will be a one-hour Snow Machined Tour (included) During your stay, the lodge will wake you when there are Northern Lights out. The lodge also provides transportation around the village on a mutually agreeable schedule. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).

Day 5 – Bettles to Fairbanks

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. You will depart by small plane back to Fairbanks. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Tonight you may get another look at the Northern Lights. (Breakfast included)

Day 6 – Fairbanks to home

Depart for home with great memories. (Breakfast included)


Departure Dates (2024) Double 3rd/4th Single
Nov 1 – Mar 31 $3,399 $2,999 $4,399
Taxes $119 $99 $169
* Prices are per person based on the occupancy shown.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars. * Unless otherwise indicated, all rates shown are per person in U.S. Dollars, sharing double occupancy.
*There is no accommodation for an extra adult in the room. Only children can share a room with two adults. All rates are subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated all tours are available for daily departure during the effective date range.

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Bettles Lodge Experience

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Bettles Lodge, AK: 66.916600, -151.517000
Fairbanks, AK: 64.837800, -147.717000
Posted in Fairbanks, Winter Vacations.