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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!

Highlights

  • 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

Lyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The experience was amazing.

Pamela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome!!! Once in a lifetime experience and well worth the money.

jude_gaz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you do an Alaskan cruise this is a must to do in Juneau. A very professional company who ensured we had the most amazing experience. We were lucky as we had magnificent weather so the helicopter pilot could fly us over the mountains to the snow field for dog sledding and then back onto the glacier for a walk. This was by far the most awesome thing we have ever done. It is costly but worth every cent as this will live with us forever. Thank you Coastal Helicopters and your amazing staff.

Maureen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jerica G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best trip ever. It is well worth the price. The views you see in the air as well as the experience on the ground, made this tour memorable and unforgettable. Our guides were very knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge regarding the dogs. I would pay for this tour again....it was just that great!

Ruth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The helicopter ride was great. The views from up there were amazing! The dog sledding was also amazing! Our musher was Phil. He is native Alaskan and loved his lifestyle as a musher. And he loved sharing it with us. The dog sled ride on a glacier with the mountains all around was so awesome! I strongly recommend it!

jkurzenski

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had an amazing trip and this excursion was one of the highlights. Definitely a must do.

maxfeng66

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Worth the money. Very good service.

smargarethughes

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!

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