An Exclusive Stay in the Brooks Range

Built by hand in 1974, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is the solution for comfort and solitude, 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Your all-inclusive trip will begin in Fairbanks before flying to the village of Bettles, and then via floatplane to the lodge. Due to the remote location compared to other backcountry lodges in Alaska, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is one of the more unique options for experiencing true Alaskan wilderness.

Dates of Operation: March 1 – Sept 10
Lodge Size: 5 Double Occupancy Rooms
WiFi: Satellite Internet in Main Lodge
Phone Service: Satellite Phone for Emergencies Only
Families welcome

Main Lodge

The main lodge is situated a few hundred feet away from Iniakuk Lake and contains the dining hall, kitchen, and rooms. It offers a cozy wood-burning stove with a comfortable seating area for guests to relax at the end of the day, as well as a nearby sauna for further relaxation.

Guest Rooms

Rooms are smartly decorated while still maintaining a highly rustic ambiance that compliments the remote surroundings. Some rooms have en-suite bathrooms, while others will share the bathhouse, which is equipped with modern showers and endless hot water—a rare commodity in the far north! Some rooms offer fireplaces, but all boast stunning views of the lake or surrounding landscape.

Lodge Accessibility

The lodge is only accessible by small plane from Fairbanks. Although hiking trails branch out from the lodge, the rugged landscape requires a plane to reach most destinations in the area as there are no roads.

Lodge Cuisine

Handmade meals are served family style in the lodge, cooking with local produce and meats when possible. There are no assigned seats at the dining table, and storytelling is highly encouraged.

Wake up every morning to the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread, pastries, and a number of other irresistible dishes. In the evenings, sit down and enjoy local Alaska salmon, decadent desserts complimented by freshly picked blueberries, and a bounty of vegetables grown on site—a courtesy of the midnight sun.

Lodge Activities

Each guest will have the opportunity to participate in a private floatplane adventure into the Alaskan bush. You may choose to float down a remote river, flight-see over the Kobuk National Park Sand Dunes, or fly over the Arrigetch Peaks.

Other activities options include a picnic lunch near migrating caribou, canoeing on the picturesque Iniakuk Lake, hiking in the Brooks Range, or a day of fishing.

Suggested Route


Arrive Fairbanks

Upon arrival to the Fairbanks International Airport, receive a personal greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Fairbanks.

Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast is included at the hotel and a private transfer provided to the Fairbanks Airport. Here you will board a small plane for the flight to Bettles (about 1-hour). Here you will transfer to a float plane for the remaining 30-minute flight to Iniakuk Lake. Lodge staff will meet you upon arrival and provide a brief orientation before you settle down for a gourmet meal.
Overnight Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

All meals and guided activities are included today, or you may choose to relax at the lodge and take advantage of activities on your own such as kayaking, hiking, or bird watching.
Overnight Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge to Fairbanks

After breakfast return to Fairbanks via Bettles, the same way you arrived. Your private driver/guide will meet you upon arrival after which you will embark on a private city tour of Fairbanks. Discuss other sightseeing option with your driver/guide or enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight Fairbanks

Depart Fairbanks

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning. Afterwards, a private transfer to the Fairbanks International Airport is included for your departing flight
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Interior map of Alaska featuring flight route between Fairbanks and Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge
Homer, Alaska view of mountains with fireweed
Close up view of sea otter floating on its back while eating

Make It Your Own

  • Spend more time in Fairbanks and explore the Dalton Highway with a private guide.
  • Explore the Aurora Borealis from starting in late August.
  • Connect the lodge stay with another Alaska touring program.
  • Buyout the entire property for an exclusive stay for your family and friends.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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