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Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour with Alaska Shore Tours

$569.00

Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

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1-844-626-9600
7 Days/Week: 9-5pm (Alaska Time)

Transfers Available for Purchase

Roundtrip from Anchorage to the heli base at Knik River Lodge


Spectacular Flightseeing

Over the majestic Chugach Range, glaciers, and icebergs


Husky Dogsled Ride

1 hour to mush across the snow-capped glacier and interact with the dog team


Wildlife Opportunities

Excellent chance of seeing Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, and black bears

The Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour is the classic Alaskan adventure! Reserve your spot on this popular Anchorage sled dog experience that is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family. The excitement begins when you take off in the helicopter and are immediately surrounded by incredible views. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife as you fly over the Chugach Range, Knik Glacier, Lake George and more breathtaking sights. After the 15-minute flight you’ll arrive at the summer home for these Alaskan sled dogs and mushers – high up on the snow-covered Knik Glacier! You can choose to mush the dog team or just sit back in the sled and enjoy the ride of a lifetime. And, of course, you’ll have time to interact with these canine athletes, professional mushers, and puppies! Finally, enjoy another stunning flight over more glaciers on your way back to the lodge.

Dog mushing is an iconic Alaskan sport and a bucket-list experience for many! Combined with breathtaking views, this might very well be in the running for your ‘best day in Alaska’! One big advantage of this Anchorage sled dog excursion is that the area sees more sunshine and less rain than Southeast Alaska. This means the tour is canceled due to weather much less often when compared to Juneau & Skagway’s helicopter and glacier dogsled tours. This small-group tour is sure to become a day you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Guests can drive themselves to the Knik River Lodge base or purchase a shuttle from Anchorage (see FAQs for details).

Consider upgrading your Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour by adding an extra lower glacier landing! And, for the ultimate Alaskan itinerary, pair this tour with Skagway’s White Pass Summit Excursion and Juneau’s Private Whale Watching.

Port

Anchorage

Type

Glacier Interaction, Helicopter, Husky Sled Dog

Length

1 ½ hour duration from helicopter base. Approximately 4 hours including transportation from Anchorage.

Adult Rate

$569

Child Rate

$519 (ages 2-11)

Infant Rate

Free (lap children under 24 months)

Minimum Age

Children must be supervised at all times. At least one guardian per child is required., There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

Accessibility

This tour is for everyone! There are a few steps to get in and out of the helicopter. Please contact us if someone in your party is in a wheelchair or has limited mobility access., To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 250+ lbs (clothed weight) must pay an additional $150 to secure extra space in the aircraft., Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting.

Other Restrictions

There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    How is transportation arranged?

    Answer: You can drive yourself to the Knik River Lodge helicopter base which is about 1-hour northeast of Anchorage. Alternatively, you can add a roundtrip transfer shuttle to your booking. The 10:15 am and 4:30 pm departures have scheduled transfers from most major hotels in Anchorage as well as the log cabin visitor center on 4th Avenue in downtown. If choosing either the 10:15 am or 4:30 pm tour times, you'll purchase the $59 'transfer shuttle' option. For any other tour time, you'll need to purchase the $98 'Custom Transfer'. As always, detailed instructions are provided in your confirmation email and voucher.

    How long is the flight and sled ride?

    Answer: The helicopter flight is 15 minutes each way (30 min total) and you'll be at the dog camp for one hour. The sled dog ride is 2-miles with chances to stop for photos.

    Will there be snow at the dog camp?

    Answer: Yes! The dog camp is located high on the glacier on a huge snowfield. Our dog sleds are similar to any you might see in professional competition and require a certain amount of snow in order to operate.

    Will I get to stand and mush the dogsled team?

    Answer: Yes! You can stand on the runners and mush your own dog team if you want, or just sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team.

    What type of helicopter will I be in?

    Answer: We fly Robinson 44s and ASTAR helicopters. We can't guarantee the type of helicopter you will be flying in, however if requested we will do our best to accommodate your request. Parties of more than 3 guests may be in 2 helicopters, but will always be together for the tour. In all our years of flying, we maintain a perfect safety record and are meticulous about maintenance and safety. Helicopters are FAA inspected, certified, and fully insured. Flying with us is very safe.

    How many passengers per helicopter?

    Answer: Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft. Please contact us if you are interested in booking a party larger than 6 people.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: While we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, chances are excellent on this tour! We often see moose, bear, mountain goats, and Dall sheep.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Please contact us for wheelchair or limited mobility access so that we can discuss your needs. We especially enjoy taking people out that think they can't do anything like this!

    Is the morning or afternoon tour better?

    Answer: It's really your preference that matters most here. Typically, the mornings have slightly less wind. The afternoon temperatures tend to be a bit higher.

    What should I wear?

    Answer: The temperature on the glacier is often colder than you may be used to. Layered clothing is the key to comfort. Wear a long sleeved shirt, sweater, and ideally a waterproof jacket. It is a good idea to bring gloves, a hat, and sunglasses. Wear sneakers, no high-heeled shoes or sandals. We outfit you with overboots that will allow you to walk safely on the glacier. These go on over your shoes and fit best with sneakers. Don’t forget a camera that is ready for lots of pictures!

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: The Knik Valley sees more sunshine and less rain than other popular flightseeing areas. However, we do have bad weather days and there is no way to tell far ahead of time when that is going to be. If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.

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