Arctic River Guides is a small, private company based in Fairbanks, Alaska.  We offer professional wilderness guiding, logistics and backcountry courses for Alaska river trips and wilderness adventures.  We feature small group sizes and custom select trips that change year to year.  Our “less is more” approach reduces our impact on these delicate and beautiful environments we love.  Conservation and quality of your wilderness experience is our priority.

We specialize in trips and tours in Alaska’s Brooks Range, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,  Gates of the Arctic National Park, Western Arctic, Interior Alaska Range, and many other sub-Arctic locations.  Count on Arctic River Guides experience in planning and guiding for your next Alaska adventure.

Guided River Trips in Alaska's Arctic

Alaska River

Arctic River Guides designs Alaska river trips and tours personalized to fit your needs. Raft the exciting Kongakut River in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or canoe the remote Noatak River in the Gates of the Arctic National Park.  Join us on a scheduled Alaska river trip, or work with us to design a custom wilderness tour that fits your needs.

Alaska snowshoe tours, dog-mushing trips, hut to hut ski tours


View the aurora from a remote mountain camp. Mush sled dogs to hot springs seen by few visitors per year. Snowshoe or ski tour in the Alaska Range on your own private wilderness trails. Enjoy hut to hut cross-country skiing.  Join Arctic River Guides on a winter adventure and experience Alaska’s backcountry at it’s finest.

Alaskan logistics for film makers, professional photographers, scientists


Scientists, filmmakers, and photographers rely on our expertise in Expedition Logistics and Support.  We design and establish base camps, raft and equipment rentals,  schedule flight logistics, and provide experienced professional guides to support you in the field.  We create environments conducive to getting the job done, so you can focus on your work.

Paddling classes and River safety instruction

& Courses

Rivers are our passion, and creating an environment that is safe and fun is our job.  Arctic River Guides offers many different Instructional Courses. Whether you are new or advanced to river sports activities participate in one of our rafting, pack rafting or ACA canoe courses.  Be safe and confident as you enjoy your next river journey.