Bettles Lodge

Bettles Lodge

3 Days / 2 Nights Roundtrip Fairbanks

Price from$2,405

• The land of the Midnight Sun awaits you in Bettles!

Summer Season Bettles is an awesome destination or starting point for your Arctic and Brooks Range adventure. Built in 1952, the original Bettles Lodge became recognized as a National Historic Site in the year 1996. The lodge offers a billiard room with pool table, full service kitchen and gift shop with local native arts & crafts. Activities and comfortable surroundings to keep everyone entertained and relaxed. Take it all in with a cold beverage on the screened in porch, a refuge against any mosquito during the summer months. Bettles is far from the beaten path, a real Alaskan Lodge with plenty of character! You can imagine yourself in the 1950's when the Historic Lodge rooms were first built to house bush pilots and dog team drivers carrying the mail.

Winter Season Bettles is located in one of the best places to see the Aurora Borealis in all of Alaska. Bettles officially has the most clear weather days in the entire state, which means more cloud free nights of opportunity to see the majestic lights dance in the sky. Bettles is located directly under the Auroral Band, the highest aurora activity in the Northern hemisphere. For the best viewing of the Northern Lights come to the sunniest spot in Alaska!

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Summer Season Day 1: Fairbanks > Bettles Lodge (L,D) Depart Fairbanks on your scenic flight to Bettles Lodge (approximately 1 hour) over the Yukon River and above the Arctic Circle with experienced and knowledgeable Alaskan pilots. The Bettles Lodge staff will greet you at the airplane to take your luggage and show you to the lodge for check in. Once checked-in, you will be escorted by your knowledgeable guide for a tour around the Village of Bettles, which will give you an idea of the rich history and how the current community lives. Here, you will find some peace away from cell phone service and the electronic world to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the wilderness.

Day 2: Bettles Lodge (B,L,D) After breakfast, you have the option to enjoy some unique activities, such as wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, or blueberry picking and day trips such as a Koyukuk River float to Old Bettles and canoeing on the lake with a picnic lunch.

Day 3: Bettles Lodge > Fairbanks (B) After breakfast, you will depart the lodge on your scenic flight to Fairbanks.

Winter Season Day 1: Fairbanks > Bettles Lodge (L,D) Depart Fairbanks on your scenic flight to Bettles Lodge (approximately 1 hour) over the Yukon River and above the Arctic Circle with experienced and knowledgeable Alaskan pilots. The Bettles Lodge staff will greet you at the airplane to take your luggage and show you to the lodge for check in. Once checked-in, you will be escorted by your knowledgeable guide for a tour around the Village of Bettles, which will give you an idea of the rich history and how the current community lives. Here, you will find some peace away from cell phone service and the electronic world to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the wilderness.

After dinner, guests can relax while waiting for the Aurora Borealis at the lodge or Aurora viewing cabin.

Day 2: Bettles Lodge (B,L,D) After breakfast, enjoy a guided snow shoe excursion or a self-guided cross country ski around the lodge

In the evening, enjoy a bonfire out by the fire pit. Guests will have time at leisure, to enjoy the Aurora Boreali

Day 3: Bettles Lodge > Fairbanks (B) After breakfast, you will depart the lodge on your scenic flight to Fairbanks.

Summer Season • Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles Lodge • Lodging in a Jacuzzi Room with private bath • 3 meals per day, starting with lunch or dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast or lunch on the lsat day, snacks, soft drinks • Village Tour with tour guide • Koyukuk River Tour to Old Bettles (either float or boat tour, depending on the river levels) • Hike to Birch Lake, wildlife viewing, berry picking, fishing • 1/2 day canoeing and picnic • Dry sauna Winter Season • Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles Lodge • Lodging in a Jacuzzi Room with private bathroom • Village Tour • Cross country skiing (ski boots, skis, and poles included) • Guided snow shoe excursions (snowshoes included) • Nightly Aurora Viewing in the Aurora Viewing Cabin • Evening bonfires • Dry sauna • Arctic gear: Parkas, snow pants snow boots, mittens, face masks, and hats • 3 meals per day, starting with lunch or dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast or lunch on the last day, snacks, soft drinks

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020 Departures

1 Jun - 31 Jul

1 Aug - 30 Sep

1 Oct - 20 Dec

21 Dec - 31 Dec

-

$2,405

$2,501

$2,627

$3,174

-

$2,646

$2,723

$2,859

$3,376

2021 Departures

1 Jan - 2 Jan

3 Jan - 9 Feb

10 Feb - 21 Mar

22 Mar - 14 Apr

-

$3,174

$2,627

$3,174

$2,627

-

$3,376

$2,859

$3,376

$2,859

Departs

2020 Departures Daily 1 Jun - 31 Dec 2021 Departures Daily 1 Jan - 14 Apr

Booking conditions

• A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Gratuities • Alcoholic beverages Summer Season • Fishing licenses • Optional activities available at additional cost: massage, flight seeing, fishing excursions, gold panning, dog sled demonstrations, rafting adventures Winter Season Optional activities available at additional cost: Alaskan husky sled dog ride, ice fishing, snowmobiling, flight seeing (flightseeing only available starting in February)