Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge
1785 Iniakuk Avenue
Photo courtesy of Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge
Iniakuk Lake Wilderness LodgeIniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is so remote—without any roads for at least 100 miles in any direction—that getting to Fairbanks is only the start of it. Reaching the fly-in-only lodge, which has three bedrooms and one suite, involves two more flights, the last leg a floatplane to serene Iniakuk Lake, some 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (Not secluded enough? Guests have the choice of two even more far-flung cabins—both situated deep in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, and both involving yet another flight.) Whatever the lodging choice, jaw-droppingly-gorgeous nature awaits, from sand- and gravel-lined beaches for tranquil strolls to vast open tundra for watching hundreds of migrating caribou, all with the immense peaks of the Brooks Range as a majestic backdrop. All-inclusive tours also include personalized guided adventure excursions that may range from dogsledding through winding river valleys to flight-fishing (which is exactly as amazing as it sounds) for arctic char.