If you plan on traveling to the Artic National Wildlife Reserve, be prepared. The Reserve offers no campgrounds or other accomodations and there are no roads or trails.
Most visitors use the services of specialized guides to navigate the remote area. Travelers can have an unparalleled wilderness experience at ANWR, but the wild can also pose dangers for the inexperienced and unprepared.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services manages the Refuge. You can find more travel information below.
Where: North of the Arctic Circle in northeast Alaska
Telephone number: 800-362-4546 or 907-456-0250
Main Web site: http://arctic.fws.gov
Visitors Information Page: http://arctic.fws.gov/visinfo.htm
Best time to visit: June through August, when temperatures are moderate and the sun is out 24 hours a day.
Best times for viewing Northern lights:Best near the equinoxes in late September and March or during dark nights (from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.) September through March.
Husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison migrated for 5 months and 1,500 kilometres across the Yukon and Alaska with the endangered Porcupine Caribou Herd. Their book, "Being Caribou," details their journey.
National Geographic Channel has an upcoming Explorer documentary focusing on Alaska and ANWR. Click here for more about the show.
Visit www.alaskawild.org for information on oil drilling and preservation efforts.