Arctic River Guides is a small, private company based in Fairbanks, Alaska.  We offer Alaska River Trips, professional outfitting, wilderness guiding, raft and canoe rentals, logistics and backcountry courses for Alaska river trips and wilderness tours.  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 outfitting and guiding for your next Alaska adventure tour.

Raft Rentals and Trip Equipment

Raft Rentals
& Outfitting

Arctic River Guides offers full outfitting, rents a variety of rafts, SOAR inflatable canoes, inflatable kayaks, and are designed for river expeditions.

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.

Guided River Trips in Alaska's Arctic

Alaska River
Trips and Tours

Arctic River Guides designs custom Alaska river trips personalized to fit your needs.  Raft the exciting Kongakut River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or canoe the remote Noatak River in the Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Alaskan logistics for film makers, professional photographers, scientists


Scientists, filmmakers, and photographers rely on Arctic River Guides for expertise in expedition logistics and support.

Alaska Winter Wilderness Trips

Winter Trips & Training

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


View the aurora from a remote mountain cabin. Enjoy hut to hut cross-country skiing.  Join Arctic River Guides on a winter adventure and experience Alaska’s backcountry at it’s finest.

Arctic Field Safety Course

Arctic Field
Safety Course

The Alaska field training course is designed to familiarize individuals with the skills necessary to travel and camp in the backcountry of Alaska.