Expedition Planning

This page is designed to help you choose the right multi-day winter adventure for you.   We work with you to plan your ideal trip.   To get stated, read the information below and e-mail us at borealjourneysak@gmail.com or call 248 568 0345. 

Cabins vs. Tents

We offer options to stay in log cabins or wall tents.  Both are heated by woodstoves and offer the opportunity to thoroughly warm up and dry out. 

Cabin Pros:  They are relatively spacious and cozy.  They generally include bunks, tables, and windows.  It is far less work to pull into an existing cabin and make a fire than it is to set up a tent camp.

Cabin Cons: We have to go to specific locations which can mean that we have to push through longer days on the trail to arrive at our destination. 

Tent Pros: We can bring camp with us, which means we can stay almost anywhere overnight. This flexibility allows us to explore far from the beaten path.  They are surprisingly comfortable, we set them up with cots and spruce bough floors.  The inside is clean and light and you can hear the sounds of the evening around you.

Tent Cons: They are smaller and involve sometimes awkward maneuvering to get in and out.  Tent camps may take more time and energy to set up.  Depending on the trip, the guides may camp with you in a large tent to tend to the fire. 

Can't decide? We offer trips like the "Taste of Winter Camping" that combine both!

Traveling vs. Basecamp

All of our trips involve some amount of travel, how much is up to you.  On traveling trips we move camp every day or two, whereas base camp trips involve going to an existing camp or cabin and exploring within a 10ish mile radius during the days.

Traveling trip pros: Traveling in the winter is a magical experience.  You can choose from traveling with a guide on a dogsled or under your own power on skis or snowshoes with the dogs hauling gear.  Traveling trips are a good way to get exercise and see lots of country.

Traveling trip cons: These trips often involve more exertion and less "down time" relaxing.

Basecamp trip pros: Taking day trips from basecamp gives you the chance to try our multiple means of travel and test your skills at shorter lengths.  They build in time and space for relaxation.  This is a great way to explore mushing, snowshoeing, skiing, ice fishing, and more all from a beautiful wild place!  Base camping allows you to get to know a specific area in detail.

Basecamp trip cons: These trips limit your scope to a smaller area. You don't get the experience of moving camp.

Choose a destination

If a particular place speaks to you, this is another good way to decide what trip to do.  Click on the following images to learn more about trips in the areas that we operate in.

Our cabin on the tanana river- "Homestead overnights"

Our cabin on the tanana river- "Homestead overnights"

The Alaska Range- "Alaska range adventure"

The Alaska Range- "Alaska range adventure"

Arctic circle- Contact us for more information

Arctic circle- Contact us for more information