****NOT AVAILABLE TO BOOK IN 2023****
Experience the best dog sledding adventure in all of Alaska! Take a thrilling helicopter sightseeing flight to the Norris Glacier where you will be immersed in Dog World! During your two and a half hours on the ice, learn about the history, lifestyle, and techniques of dog sledding and experience personalized interactions with the dogs. And the highlight, a long 4 mile mushing trip with your team of dogs!
Upon arrival at the seaside base on Douglas Island, you will be outfitted with glacier overboots and a floatation device. The professional staff will provide a thorough safety briefing before you load into an A-Star helicopter.
Your pilot will choose one of many scenic routes to fly on the way to the Dog World, providing stunning views of the expansive Tongass National Forest and brilliant Juneau Icefield along the way. If you’re lucky, you might spot local wildlife or a calving glacier!
At Dog World, you will be greeted by your guide, a professional musher with years of dog sledding experience. During your two and a half hours on the ice, learn about the history, lifestyle, and techniques of dog sledding and experience personalized interactions with the dogs.
These pups are lovable Alaskan Huskies, born and raised here. They are well cared for and loved by their owners and it really shows.
Hear their howls of excitement when it’s time to mush, and see how they respond to tour guides with a wagging tail and a desire to show guests what dog sledding is all about.
This includes the option to assist with harnessing and booting the dogs, learning to drive the sled, and learning how to provide the best wellness care for the team. After covering the basics, you will go on a mush for up to four miles across the snow-capped Norris Glacier.
Upon return from mushing, enjoy the opportunity to assist in feeding your dogsled team a snack. You will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Dog World for a closer look at the glacier dog camp lifestyle.
This hands-on extended tour is topped off with a light lunch prepared by the camp’s chef before the helicopters return for your gorgeous flight back to base. There will be a brief opportunity to view your dogsledding photos and visit the gift shop before comfortable vans escort you back to your pickup location.
INCLUDED: Round trip transportation to the helicopter hangar, glacier over-boots. A light lunch is included as well.
RESTRICTIONS: Must be at least 2 years old to participate.
This tour operates early May-Late August; subject to change due to snow conditions at Dog World. Due to safety protocol, we do not allow selfie sticks, iPads, or drones on this tour.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy / Moderate. Must be able to load/unload yourself into the helicopter using steps.
CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to departure in order to receive a full refund.
WHAT TO WEAR: You should plan to dress for a 10-15°F temperature decrease from sea-level (at the cruise ship docks) to the glacier. We recommend wearing long socks, gloves, sunglasses, and warm layers, as well as sturdy shoes. You will be outfitted with glacier boots that will cover your footwear and will provide waterproof protection and make it easier to walk on the snow and ice. Rain gear and/or outer layers are not provided on dogsledding tours.
MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Pick up locations are at the cruise ship docks in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, and at all of the major hotels in Juneau.