Local Connections: Dog Sledding & Glacier Adventure by Helicopter Created by Iditarod Musher

JNU-840 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 2 |

from $649.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding Dog Sledding
  • Helicopter Flight/Glacier Landing

You will see:

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3 hours

Tour Overview

What You Visit:

Norris Glacier Dog Sled Adventure
Feel the thrill of zipping across a glacier behind a team of huskies! Your exciting journey begins with a ride to the heliport. There, you'll don a pair of glacier overboots and board the helicopter for your flight over the Alaskan ice field. Soon, you'll set down on picturesque Norris Glacier. When you disembark, you'll be greeted by top Iditarod race veteran mushers who'll introduce you to their dogs and share what it's like to run this brutal race. Soon, you'll learn how to master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! and Haw! as you and your fellow amateur mushers take turns riding in the basket and driving the dog team. Designed by Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler to showcase mushing and his philosophy of devotion to and care of his dogs, this eperience is sure to be a thrill of a lifetime.

Photo Opportunity:
As you experience the excitement of dog sledding first hand, you may see mountain goats, bears, eagles and an occasional moose nestled in the wilderness of Norris Glacier.

What You See Along The Way
During the first leg of your breathtaking flight, you'll get to see some of nature's most beautiful landscapes in areas that are only accessible by air. Marvel at the spectacular icefalls and rock formations of the region. Notice the lush forests, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and, of course, the awe-inspiring glaciers.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Flight route and time may vary depending on weather conditions. Weight surcharge ($130) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more should reserve an extra surcharge ticket and, once onboard, go to the Tour Office to have the ticket charge adjusted down to the surcharge amount. Refer to the FAQ section for important information about flightseeing.

Minimum age is 2. In order to participate, children must be able to understand the rules of interaction with the dogs and a parent or guardian must be present to supervise any interaction. Tour operation depends on glacier snow conditions and usually runs through late August to early September. 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.

Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.

Provided: Glacier overboots

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Excursion Length:

(Including 30 minutes of flight time & 1 hour on glacier)

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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