Join us on this truly Alaskan adventure and experience the magnificence of Juneau’s Norris Glacier through the eyes of an Iditarod musher!
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Upon arrival at our seaside base on Douglas Island, we will outfit you with glacier overboots and a floatation device. Our professional staff will provide a thorough safety briefing before you load into one of our A-Star helicopters.
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, we 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 our gift shop before our comfortable vans escort you back to your pickup location.
Please see FAQ’s page for general information about our tours and safety, here.
- Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of up to four glaciers and the world’s largest temperate rainforest en-route to Dog World.
- Learn the history and basics of dogsledding from professional Iditarod and Yukon Quest dog racers.
- Mush across a snow-capped glacier behind a team of well-cared-for, excitable huskies, for up to 4 miles.
- 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.
- Must be able to load/unload yourself into our helicopter using steps.
- Weather in Juneau can often be overcast and rainy. Decisions to operate tours are based on safety and tour quality. Should we decide not to operate your scheduled tour we will do our best to reschedule. If this is not possible, you will be refunded in full.
- If **you** cancel your scheduled activity there will be a 10% cancellation fee.