Experience the beauty of winter during the summer on this 90-minute helicopter and sledding tour outside of Seward, Alaska. Helicopter into a professional dog camp on top of the ancient Godwin Glacier and meet a team of 20 dogs and 2 expert mushers while learning the ins and outs of Alaska’s state sport. Ride along on an easy, 2-mile dog sled ride or hang out at camp and learn more how these beautiful dogs are raised, then play in the snow and cuddle with the puppies.
What You'll Get
Want to cross two things off your bucket list? Look no further than our helicopter glacier dog sledding tour. This amazing 90 minute excursion combines the best that Alaska has to offer — glaciers, flight seeing, dog sledding, and snow — to create an epic tour that will leave you talking about it months after your vacation has ended. “Highlight of our trip!” and “Opportunity of a lifetime!” are just some of the positive feedback we receive from our guests.
Our Glacier Dog Sledding Tour departs from our office located at the Seward Airport. Once at our office, we will prepare you for your trip. We have all the gear you need. We have boots that will go over your shoes to help keep them dry. We have rain jackets. We highly advise that you dress in layers and wear sun glasses.
Once geared up, we will teach you how to safely enter and exit our helicopters. Then, it’s time to fly! As you leave the Seward Airport, you will fly over a beautiful braided river that terminates in the ocean. The helicopter will fly towards the mountains and over Resurrection Bay so keep an eye out for otters and whales.
As the helicopter approaches the mountains, you’ll pass several beautiful waterfalls. When Godwin Glacier comes into view you will be spellbound.The toe of glacier, or where it terminates, is where we see the blue ice glaciers are commonly known for. Look down below to see giant fissures and crevasses in the ice as we fly over this frozen river of ice.
We will follow the glacier up and slowly gain elevation until we reach the accumulation zone, the area where it snows heavily throughout most of the year. You’ll be in utter disbelief as the helicopter lands at our dog camp at just how much snow there really is. Our guides will introduce themselves to you, help you off the helicopter, and then will walk you into the kennel where you will meet some of our famous canine athletes.
After getting your fill of kisses, it’s time to mush! As you mush along, your musher will stop to take photos of you and the team. We know photos are an important part of any vacation and we are happy to help you capture your glacier dog sledding tour experience.
Time flies when you are having fun and before you know it your 30 minutes of mushing will be over. When you get back to dog camp, you are given another opportunity to say hello and pet the dogs. This is a great time to go up to the lead dogs and pose with them for a photograph. After you go dog sledding, You have approximately 30 more minutes on the glacier which you can use to stage group photos, meet and cuddle our puppies, or to simply kick back and enjoy the scenery.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, weight restrictions apply
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Helicopter Flight to Godwin Glacier
- Sled ride pulled by professional team of mushers and dogs
- Overboots (to go over your sneakers or boots)
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Fuel surcharge
- Cuddle time with puppies
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
1 hour 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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