The bucket list Alaskan Adventure! Book this truly Alaskan adventure and experience the magnificence of Juneau’s Norris Glacier through the eyes of an Iditarod musher! Along the way to Dog World, you will enjoy stunning views of the Tongass National Forest and Juneau Icefield along the way on your very own Juneau helicopter tour.
Upon arrival at the seaside base on Douglas Island, you will be outfitted with glacier overboots and a floatation device. Professional staff will provide a thorough safety briefing before helping you load into an A-Star helicopters.
Your pilot will choose one of many scenic routes to fly you to Dog World, providing stunning views of the Tongass National Forest and Juneau Icefield along the way on your very own Juneau helicopter tour. You might even get lucky enough to spot wildlife or a calving glacier!
Upon landing at Dog World, you will be greeted by your guide, a professional musher with years of experience dog sledding in Alaska.
The guides are eager to share their lifestyle and teach you the basics of dogsled handling and dog commands, along with leading you on an exciting mush for up to two miles.
You will be mushing with Alaskan Huskies born and raised in the interior of Alaska. You will be able to observe, firsthand, how the dogs respond to the tour guides with love, a wagging tail, and an unshakable desire to take guests with them down the trail.
You will have a full hour on the glacier before the helicopters return for your gorgeous flight back to base. There will be a brief opportunity to visit our gift shop and view your dogsledding photos before our comfortable vans escort you back to your pickup location.
INCLUDED: Round trip transportation to the helicopter hangar, glacier over-boots.
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.