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Arctic Accommodations

Dec 1, 2018 | Eat. Shop. Play. Stay., Magazine, Tourism

Aaska’s Arctic is a unique and spectacular destination whether one is traveling just to see the sights or to get a job done.

Far North Hotels

No matter your purpose for visiting Alaska’s northern regions, venues abound that provide all the services you need to take in the wildlife, landscape, and local culture in convenient comfort.

Angel Camp by the Sea

Angel Camp by the Sea is a bed and breakfast with two available suites located in Nome on Front Street at the end of the Iditarod. Amenities include free WiFi, continental breakfast, laundry, private entry, and an ocean view. angelcampbythesea.com

Arctic Getaway

The Hicker family operates Arctic Getaway Rental Cabins and Breakfast out of Wiseman, north of Coldfoot along the Dalton Highway. The company offers visitors three furnished, private cabins, each with a kitchenette. Guests are invited into the Hicker home every morning for a hearty, home-cooked breakfast. arcticgetaway.com

Aurora Inn & Suites

The Aurora Inn has a total of fifty-two rooms and suites available for Arctic guests and provides car rentals through Stampede Car Rentals. The inn is located on the oceanfront in Nome, overlooking the Bering Sea. Amenities include television, laundry, and access to the sauna. aurorainnome.com

Bettles Lodge

Located in Bettles thirty-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, Bettles Lodge offers guided or unguided wilderness trips including fishing, backpacking, canoeing and rafting, photography, and flight seeing in the summer and Northern Lights viewing, dog mushing, and cross-country skiing in winter. bettleslodge.com

Bering Sea Bed and Breakfast

Situated on the east side of Nome, the Bering Sea Bed & Breakfast offers views of the Bering Sea from its two room options (one with a queen-size bed and the other with two twin beds) as well as amenities such as a continental breakfast and wireless internet. beringseabb.com

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Boreal Lodge

Located in the historic gold mining village of Wiseman, adjacent to Gates of the Arctic National Park and seventy-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, is Boreal Lodging, “home of the Midnight Sun and Winter Aurora.” Four rooms are available to guests in the lodge, as well as two cabins with a private bathroom and loft. boreallodge.com

Dredge No. 7 Inn

Owned and operated by an Alaskan mining family, the Dredge No. 7 Inn offers guests a mix of beauty and historic ambiance as well as modern conveniences. The hotel in Nome provides up close and personal opportunities for bird watching, biking, or just taking in the sights on foot. innnome.com

King Eider Inn

Opened in 1998, the King Eider Inn is located in Utqiaġvik and provides amenities such as a private sauna room, complimentary WiFi, and an in-room Jacuzzi in the presidential suite. Rooms are wheelchair accessible and options range from standard to the presidential suite. kingeider.net

Marsh Creek Inn

Situated in the village of Kaktovik on Barter Island, Marsh Creek Inn caters to travelers looking to immerse themselves in the Alaska Arctic through polar bear viewing, learning about Iñupiat culture, or exploring nearby resources and beauty of the North. marshcreekinn.net

Nome Nugget Inn

Located in Nome, the Nome Nugget Inn is a motel with forty-seven non-smoking guest rooms equipped with cable TV, a refrigerator, and free internet access. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Bering Sea in The Gold Dust Lounge, “an ideal place to have a cup of coffee and unwind.” nome-nugget-inn.business.site

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Prudhoe Bay Hotel

Located in Deadhorse, the Prudhoe Bay Hotel provides accommodations for workers on the North Slope and guests touring the Arctic. Within walking distance of the airport, the hotel also offers a restaurant and gift shop and is surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife. prudhoebayhotel.com

Top of the World Hotel

The Top of the World Hotel in Utqiaġvik provides spacious, comfortable standard and deluxe rooms, as well as rooms that are wheelchair accessible. Hotel services include WiFi, laundry, an onsite restaurant, guest kitchens, access to fitness equipment, and meeting rooms. tundratoursinc.com

The Aurora Hotel

Located in Prudhoe Bay, the Aurora Hotel offers three different suite selections, though all of the rooms are non-smoking and alcohol free. Business travelers have access to conference and training rooms available for rent, and all travelers have access to a library, game room, gym, commissary, mail services, and WiFi. theaurorahotel.net

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At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?

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