Dog Sledding Adventure by Helicopter
This truly Alaskan adventure offers the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-covered glacier.
Helicopter to an exclusive dog sled camp located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. On your way there, you will be amazed by a beautiful heli-flightseeing trip over the vast Juneau Icefield. Keep an eye out for the largest glacier on the Icefield -- the advancing Taku Glacier. View spectacular icefalls, rock formations, and untamed wilderness. Accessible only by air, this region is filled with lush forests, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and awe-inspiring glaciers.
From here, it all goes to the dogs -- you'll land at the dog-sledding base on the glacier and learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Iditarod Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! and Haw! Then, armed with your new vocabulary, experience the thrill of zipping across a pristine glacier pulled by a team of friendly huskies. There may be no better way to enjoy the fresh mountain air and scenic vistas.
Enjoy approximately 30 to 35 minutes of helicopter time and one hour at the dog base.
A veteran dog sled musher will lead you on your sled adventure. Overboots are provided for glacier landings. Minimum age is 2 years. All guests are required to weigh-in at the heliport. Guests weighing 240 lbs or more will pay an additional surcharge over the published fare. The tour operator will endeavor to be discreet during the weighing process but please be aware that individual circumstances may not allow for complete privacy. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Flight time, route and time on glacier may vary due to weather conditions. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour. Aircraft fly no higher than 5,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body.