Quite possibly the most fun thing to happen to summers in Alaska since the invention of the float plane and the fly rod has to be the Alyeska Bike Park which just so happens to be starting up its fifth summer of operations June 19, 2015! The 2015 season in ...Read More
Peter Rowan Headlines Fiddlehead Festival and Sitzmark Concert Mark your calendars for June 6 & 7 and plan on being at the hotel courtyard for Alyeska’s FREE annual Fiddlehead Festival event celebrating the beginning of another fantastic Alaskan summer. The Fiddlehead Festival takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...Read More
May Packages Make it Easy to Enjoy Alyeska The month of May is great. It’s a changeover period between the hecticness of the winter season and the beginning of summer tourism, fishing season and outdoor activities under the midnight sun. Yes, May can be a little bit of a slower ...Read More
From as far back as Village Elders can remember, legends are told that when the polar bears arrive, the Eskimo hunters will have good luck and catch a whale. Whaling starts in late September and the polar bears make the 150-mile swim from the ice pack to the mainland around that time. The villagers use the whale meat and blubber for subsistence and share the rest with the bears. We have seen as many as 20 bears at a time in several areas. A few bears stay around some years through the winter but the highest concentrations are in October and November.
Our trips depart from Anchorage and fly via Fairbanks to one of several Inupiat Eskimo Villages located on the shores of the Beaufort Sea, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Day trips are available Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They depart Anchorage at 6:40 am and return between 8 and 10 pm. Estimated time in polar bear country is 5 to 6 hours. A double-cab 4-wheel drive truck is used for transportation on-site.
Price includes airfare from Anchorage, meals and transportation during the expedition and return airfare to Anchorage the day of the trip.
In the event of weather delays, meals and lodging will be extra. Passengers are encouraged to be flexible and allow extra time with other air connections. Arctic cold weather gear is advised and rental can be arranged with prior notice.
For more information, please call the Concierge Desk at 907-754-2108 or email.
Offered by Arctic Air Expeditions