Ultima Thule Lodge

Wild Luxury in Alaska's Heartland, Wrangell

Ultima Thule Lodge, situated in the remote wilderness of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, provides an exclusive escape accessible only by bush plane. Here you can experience luxury accommodations set amidst Alaska’s untouched natural beauty and tranquility while enjoying the best of Alaska adventure. You’ll have unparalleled opportunities to see glaciers, eco-systems and wildlife while flightseeing, go fishing for salmon in alpine lakes and hike up to the tundra on guided journeys before kicking back in comfort at Ultima Thule Lodge by night.

Wild luxury in Alaska's heartland : Wrangell-St Elias

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage. Your private driver guide will be there to pick you up and take you to you hotel. Explore the culture and night life and get ready for a trip into the marvelous Alaskan wild.

Day 2

Private Transportation to Wrangell St. Elias

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel this morning. Meet your private driver at your hotel and make your way back to the airport to hop onto your private flight to the Ultima Thule Lodge.  As you depart the cityscape, the scenic flight unfolds into an adventure, offering a preview of the untamed beauty awaiting you at the lodge. Relax in anticipation, knowing that every mile brings you closer to the remote wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Day 3

A Scenic Flight Through Backcountry Alaska

Soar above the majestic landscapes of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on thrilling flightseeing tours showcasing blue-cast glaciers, towering mountain peaks, and remote wilderness landscapes from a unique birds-eye perspective.

Day 4

Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures at Ultima Thule Lodge

Embark on guided hikes to explore the untouched beauty of the Alaskan wilderness surrounding Ultima Thule Lodge, encountering diverse flora, fauna, and breathtaking vistas.

Day 5

Reel in the Wild: Unleash the Thrill of Fishing

Explore the lodge’s surroundings and rivers for a chance to engage in tranquil and rewarding fishing experiences amidst the untouched beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

Day 6

Transportation to Anchorage

Bid farewell to the untamed beauty of Ultima Thule Lodge with a private flight out of Wrangell St. Elias, ensuring a smooth transition from the Alaskan wilderness back to Anchorage. As the scenic landscapes gradually shift from rugged wilderness to the city’s skyline, reflect on the awe-inspiring experiences you’ve encountered. Your journey concludes leaving you with incredible memories of the backcountry that defined your Alaskan adventure.

Stay in Anchorage one last night before you flight out of Alaska.

Day 7

Say Fair Well Alaska

Meet your private driver after breakfast and head to the Anchorage Airport for your departure flight.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Overlooking the Chitina River, the main lodge provides a picturesque setting for dining, with an expansive deck to savor a glass of wine while witnessing the sunset over the mountains. Immerse yourself in the panoramic views and unwind in the sauna, hot tub, and around the fire pit as you share stories of the day’s adventures.

Situated 100 miles from the nearest road, Ultima Thule Lodge resides within the expansive Wrangell St-Elias National Park—the United States’ newest and largest protected land mass. Nestled along the picturesque Chitina River, the lodge offers pristine views of untouched mountains, rivers, and forests.

Journeying to Ultima Thule Lodge is an integral part of the adventure, offering a bird’s eye perspective of the Wrangell Mountains, adorned with numerous glaciers and towering peaks, including 17 of the 20 highest in North America. Upon arrival, the main lodge seamlessly connects to surrounding cabins via well-maintained walking trails.

Savor thoughtfully crafted dishes at the lodge, where the Chef uses fresh Alaskan ingredients, many of which are cultivated in organic gardens and greenhouses on the lodge grounds. Locally harvested fresh salmon and wild game contribute to the menu’s richness. Indulge in a selection of Alaskan microbrews and lodge-favorite reds and whites. For coffee enthusiasts, kickstart your day with made-to-order espresso drinks, ensuring a delightful beginning to your adventures.

The lodge’s uniqueness lies in its prime location within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Daily bush planes and customized safari adventures are inclusive and catered to individual guest interests. With all gear provided, seasoned guides, and an expansive area to explore, the three full days at the lodge offer options such as fly-in hiking, glacier exploration, wildlife viewing, and photography.

For those seeking tranquility near the lodge, indulge in the sauna, hot tub, or gather around the fire pit. Engage in rejuvenating yoga or stretch classes, or opt for a personalized massage to enhance your relaxation experience.

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