Explore the Natural Wonders around Kotzebue, AK
Come experience the beauty of the Arctic!
Do you revel in wide open vistas and fresh sea breezes experienced from a boat plying clean Arctic waters? Love the feel of the springy tundra and its summer scent of Labrador tea? Maybe you’re the type who loves to sit around a campfire sharing stories or staring into the flickers of the original “camper’s TV.”
All these experiences are available through Kotzebue Sound Wild, in a little-visited corner of Arctic Alaska. Alternately, if you’re craving a quiet few days in a sunlit cabin to enjoy a good book, sketch the scenery, or take a break from the hubbub of modern life, we’ve got that too!
The goal of our company is to get folks out into the Arctic during the ever-so-brief summer months to enjoy the quiet beauty of it all. Our operations are based out of Kotzebue, Alaska, which has daily jet service from Anchorage as well as lodging, groceries, and restaurants. Get in touch to let us know what you’d like to experience and let us set up a trip that will make lasting memories.
Kotzebue Sound Wild
The heart of Alaska's Northwest Arctic, Kotzebue Sound, and its connecting waterways offer a great variety of terrain including open tundra, tree-lined rivers, rocky coastal headlands, and broad gravel beaches. Kotzebue Sound Wild can take you there safely and share the joys of this beautiful, wild country in a travel itinerary of your choosing. If you're ready to break away from the crowds and travel off the beaten track, here you will find plenty of activities, a hearty welcome, and a piece of authentic Alaska.
Protected areas in and around Kotzebue Sound include Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Noatak National Preserve, and Chamisso Island Wilderness Area. These public lands were created to protect the wonderful wildlife habitat, archaeological and cultural riches, and recreational values of the region.
A Little "Slice" of the Arctic!
The surrounding areas do not get a high amount of visitor traffic, but the lands and waters are used frequently by local people for hunting, fishing, gathering, and recreation. Most local residents are Iñupiat, the indigenous inhabitants of Alaska’s arctic, with outdoor traditions going back many generations.
The opportunity to observe and understand this on-going way of life is another wonderful aspect of Kotzebue Sound.