Far north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Gates of the Arctic National Park, the Noatak River is an arctic gem. From its headwaters in the granite peaks around Mt. Igikpak, it flows west through glacier-capped peaks and rolling tundra for over 400 miles to the Chukchi Sea. Rich in wildlife and scenic beauty, it is internationally recognized as a World Heritage Site. There is no better place to experience the wilderness and wildlife of the Brooks Range than on the Noatak River. You will have several layover days to enjoy some of the best hiking in the arctic and to fish for Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Arctic Char and Lake Trout. Fall colors will begin to turn while we’re out there, and blueberries are fully ripe. Wildflowers like Grass of Parnassus and Arctic Poppies will grace the tundra with the last of the summer’s blooms.
10 days of canoeing, hiking and wildlife in Alaska’s biggest wilderness. This is canoe camping at its best with fun paddling, great wildlife encounters and endless hiking opportunities. There are few places in Alaska’s arctic where we so reliably see wildlife.