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

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-840
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Min. age: 2 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Check-in & tour to heliport

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Prepare for flight

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Flightseeing to dog camp - approximate flight time

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Dog camp experience

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return flight to Juneau - approximate flight time

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Disembark helicopter & return gear

Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes