We Customize Every Tour

Chances are you’ve never been on a dog sled before so we’ll teach you the commands, how to steer, how to stop, and the importance of hanging on. We often hitch up two sleds to one team for your first trip so you get a feel for the trail, but an experienced musher is in control and there to talk you through the process.

Our tours are all-inclusive and begin and end in Fairbanks. We recommend you call or email so we can design the best trip for you.

The mushing season is short in the Brooks Range. We only offer tours February 20- April 10, when the days are long and the snow conditions are perfect.

Depending on your itinerary, you can spend your days cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, and your nights chasing the Northern Lights, or you may choose to sit by the wood fire and enjoy the incredible peace and quiet of winter wilderness. Each trip is customized and after more than 40 years in the Brooks Range, we know what it takes to have a good time.

March and April are “springtime” in the Brooks Range. While you won’t see any flowers blooming you will see 14 hours of daylight and daytime temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The snow is light and dry and usually 3-4 feet deep.

Come home each night to a modern log cabin, fabulous meals and a place to warm your feet by the fire as the northern lights erupt in a dazzling display overhead. In the evening, the guest lounge is the best place to relax by the woodstove and recount the activities of the day. With its large windows and comfortable couches it is also a great place to watch for Northern Lights as the night approaches. The Brooks Range offers one of the most active viewing spots for the Aurora Borealis in the world.

Our all-inclusive tours offer a variety of ways to enjoy the wilderness. You may fly directly from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge and take short day trips centered around the main lodge or you may book an expedition style trip where you mush into or out of the main lodge and spend a few nights in heated tents along the trail. You may help feed and water the dogs or you may relax by the fire and let the guides do the work. We also offer norther lights photo safaris with Nathaniel Wilder. Nathaniel brings the technical expertise of a professional, as well as the competency, patience, and story telling ability of a born and raised Alaskan.

Here are a few tour suggestions:

Three-night Introduction to Mushing
$5,995 per person, 2 person minimum.

Fly direct from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge and spend 3 days and 3 nights at the main lodge enjoying a few hours of mushing each day.

Four-night Iniakuk Introduction to Mushing
$6,995 per person, 2 person minimum.

Fly direct from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge and spend 4 days and 4 nights at the main lodge enjoying a few hours of mushing each day.

Five-night Northern Lights Photo Safari
$6,850 per person, 3 person minimum.

This is a non-exclusive group photography tour where single travelers are welcome.

Fly direct from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge and spend 5 days and 5 nights at the main lodge with editorial and lifestyle photographer Nathaniel Wilder.  Spend your nights photographing the Aurora in one of the most premier viewing destinations in the world with Nathaniel providing technical and compositional instruction. Snowshoe, ski and ice fish during the day or take a relaxing sauna on the edge of 5-mile long Iniakuk Lake. This trip does not include dog sledding.

Five-night Introduction to Mushing
$7,995 per person, 2 person minimum.

Fly direct from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge and spend 5 days and 5 nights at the main lodge enjoying a few hours of mushing each day. Spend one of your nights on the trail for some expedition experience if you like.

Five-night Gates of the Arctic National Park Expedition
$9,395 per person, 2 person maximum.

Fly direct from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge. Spend the first day and night at the main lodge then mush 4 days and 3 nights expedition-style into the Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park. You will spend two nights in heated tents along the trail and one night in our Arrigetch Peaks Cabin on the Alatna River. Return to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge for the last night and fly direct to Fairbanks the next morning.

Longer dogsledding expeditions are also available, please call or email to discuss our custom options.

We are located 60 Miles North of the Arctic Circle.


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