5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
While in port in Juneau, enjoy an scenic Alaskan experience through the eyes of an Iditarod musher. This shore excursion takes you on a helicopter tour over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield, landing at a secluded glacier camp for a dogsled ride. Glide through the ancient icefields with a team of Alaskan huskies and hear stories about the famous Iditarod race from mushers themselves!


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

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

When your cruise ship docks at the Juneau port, you’ll be picked up from the cruise terminal and you’ll kick off your Alaskan experience with an informative and entertaining van ride from your Juneau hotel to the heliport to begin your amazing helicopter tour. Board a state-of-the-art helicopter and admire aerial views as you soar over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.

Landing at a secluded camp on Herbert Glacier, you'll be surrounded by mountain peaks and a vast, ancient snowfield, making you feel like you’re the only group of people in the world. You’ll be greeted by a team of Alaskan huskies for your dogsled ride and have the choice to ride the dogsled runners or stay comfortably seated as your dog team pulls you along the endless fields of snow.

Back at camp, hear stories about the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from expert mushers. In fact, the owner of the tour company won the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, and finished the Iditarod in 2nd place -- all in the same year! You’ll have opportunities to ask questions, snap photos and even dress up in original Iditarod Trail dogsled gear and finishing bibs.

When your time on the glacier is over, hop back in the helicopter and savor the views again as you rise up and over the icefield back to Juneau. Upon landing you’ll have the opportunity for final photos and time to warm up before enjoying a return van trip back to your cruise port.

The total tour time is approximately 1.5 hours, from liftoff at the heliport to return to the helicopter base. When you land, you’ll be taken back to the Juneau port to board your ship.

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 2015

It was awesome! I was hesitant to book it because it was so expensive, but it was so worth it. Our pilot, Casey, was friendly and funny and informative. Our Musher, Jess, was good too. The dogs were great and we will never forget the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best tour I took in Alaska. This is well worth it! The company is prepared and has boots, jackets and waterproof pants you can use at the camp. The dogs are well behaved and are owned by the guides. Nick our guide was wonderful and his beloved Chase was adorable. The ride there was SMOOTH. Our pilot had been flying for 25 years! The views are unbelievable and breathtaking. BOOK THIS...you will not regret it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was one of the best experiences in my life! The crew was wonderful and very friendly and re assuring! I would recommend these folks to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing!, once in a life time experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We loved it. The helicopter pilot was superb, taking us up and to the glacier as if we were in a 3-D movie. The guide who took us for the dog sledding experience was an intelligent young man, w a great compassion for the dogs. We learned a lot, and we came away with an excellent appreciation for the landscape, the sledding, and the dogs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We felt like the only people on the top of the world. Heath our pilot was a friendly and informative guide; he also takes good photos and flues a helicopter well! Sadly dogsled ride cancelled due to wether, but no one can fix that! The glacier was stunning. Highly recommended

Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Not cheap but good value and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We loved the dogs and the ride and we're smitten by the two pups - Salt and Pepper.

Chopper ride a bit bumpy at times but certainly not uncomfortable.

This is a must do if you get the chance!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was my first helicopter trip and I only booked it to get to ride a dog sled on snow. However it was almost as much fun as the dog sled ride. A word of warning - wear layers. It was very sunny and warm the day we went. Great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

AWESOME! Had a great guide on the helecopter(Jaimie) and a wonderful musher (Jordan). I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an awesome experience, however the cost was quite prohibitive!! The helicopter trip is highly recommended especially flying over and landing on the glacier. If I were to choose again I would probably select the Mendenhall glacier walk only and not do the dogsledding. The latter doubles the cost and I actually felt quite sorry for the dogs living on the glacier chained to their kennels.

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