Tour code: 6251SHOREXDOGSLED
This shore excursion from Juneau port offers two adventures: a helicopter tour over Juneau Icefield and dogsledding with Alaskan huskies. Soak up spectacular landscapes by air, and then land at a secluded camp set in the glaciers. Learn about dogsledding, chat it up with mushers about the Iditarod race and speed through the icefield with a team of huskies charging the way!


  • Juneau helicopter and dogsledding shore excursion
  • Fly over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield on a helicopter flight
  • Land at a secluded camp on a glacier for a dogsled ride
  • Glide across the snowfield behind a team of Alaskan huskies
  • Hear stories about the world-famous Iditarod race from the mushers themselves
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Fun fact: The tour company owner won the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, and finished the Iditarod in 2nd place. Get into the spirit and try on original Iditarod Trail dogsled gear and finishing bibs, which makes for a great commemorative photo of your trip.

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

After pickup by van from Juneau port, enjoy lively commentary during the ride to the heliport. Upon arrival, receive a safety briefing and then board your helicopter. (Please note: The total tour time, from liftoff at the heliport to return to the helicopter base, is 1.5 hours.)

Fly over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, with your pilot-guide explaining the surrounding geology and natural history. Head over to Herbert Glacier, where your pilot lands the helicopter near a dogsledding camp. As you step foot onto the quiet and massive snowfield, you may sense you’re alone in the world — that is, until you hear Alaskan huskies barking as they make their way over to you.

You can ride the dogsled runners, or remain comfortably in your seat as the dog team glides you along vast fields blanketed with snow. After your ride, return to camp and listen to anecdotes from longtime mushers about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as the Last Great Race.

Then, it’s time to say farewell to the mushers and huskies. Back aboard your helicopter, delight in aerial views of the icefield as you fly back to Juneau. Upon landing, take a few minutes to snap more pics and warm up before your van transports you back to the port terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Worth every penny! Best tour we did our entire trip!

Sarah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This excursion was our favorite! And everyone from the flight crew to the dog mushers were wonderful! Very personable and we had a great experience! It was everything we imagined and more! Would HIGHLY recommend this tour company to anyone traveling to Juneau!

Veronika N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

klaus k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Coastal Choppers did an excellent job in taking care of their guest, from boots to hot chocolate! Our time dog sledding was a terrific experience, the host are knowledgeable, care about the environment and cautious for the safety of their guest. We were there in June and able to sled on snow where as other tours offer sled rides you will be riding in a wagon on dirt. With several cruise ships in port, we were not over run by crowds on the glacier either!

George Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was fantastic thank you

Jose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Worth every hard earned penny! Wow!

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful mix of helicopter sight seeing and dog sledding. The tour company running the excursion were very friendly and was happy to answer any questions.

Alice F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was really awesome! Incredible views from the helicopter and the dogs and trainers at the camp were very friendly. Would definitely recommend doing this tour if you can. Just wished it was longer!

Freyda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable and well-handled.

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Unbelievable experience. The dog handlers we informative and friendly. The dogs were absolutely adorable.

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