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Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing


Helicopter dogsledding tours have to be one of the most doggone amazing adventures for visitors to Alaska, and this is definitely one of our favorites! Combine an exhilarating helicopter flight, a pack of friendly huskies and their mushers, and a dash by dogsled across the Herbert Glacier for a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll never forget. Grouping all the thrills of the Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion with the popular Icefield Excursion, this tour adds a second landing on the lower-level, more-advanced edge of the Herbert Glacier, where you’ll see cliffs of glittering blue glacier ice, moulins (well-like shafts), crevasses, and ice falls. One of our top Juneau helicopter tours, this excursion is the best of both worlds!

As for other helicopter dogsledding tours, you’ll be collected from the pick-up point close to the cruise docks and driven to the helicopter base, with return to the base approximately two hours later. Take flight aboard your helicopter and soar above the vast Juneau Icefield with ranks of snowy peaks filling the view to the horizon. After a thrilling landing on the glacier, meet the mushers and their amazing huskies, who regularly compete in advanced dogsled racing events. Here, you’ll learn about their lives, how the dogs are trained, and the intricacies of mushing a racing team. And the highly-trained huskies will be jumping up and down and howling with excitement as they get ready to take off! Once everyone has got on board the dogsleds, the musher will give the signal to start, and the teams of 12 to 14 dogs will settle down to work, loping over the snow at a cracking pace. Along the trail, there’ll be stops to give each passenger a chance to mush the dogs.


Later, back at the dog camp, it’s time to thank your hard-working new furry friends with a pat and scratch behind the ear before heading off on your flight to the other-worldly icescape at the further end of the glacier, where you’ll get a close-up understanding of glacial movement at ground level, and another exhilarating flight back to the helicopter base. Juneau helicopter tours don’t come better than this! If you’re having trouble choosing between Juneau helicopter tours and helicopter dogsledding tours, this one definitely has it all!


To combine a helicopter tour with an airboat ride and glacier trek, you might consider the Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, and Ice.

3 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Includes Second Landing

On the remote Herbert GlacierMost comprehensive heli tour available

Husky Dogsled Ride

With chances to mush the team

Explore Glacier by Foot

See the stunning lower icefield




Flightseeing, Glacier, Husky Sled Dog, Off the Beaten Path


3 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers must weigh less than 280 lbs (clothed weight) in order to travel in the helicopter., This tour is for everyone – no minimum fitness level required., 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

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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7 reviews for Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing

  1. 5 out of 5

    High light of our holidayIt was worth every cent.What a experience...I booked the tour privately not threw the cruise ship and saved a lot of money.There was certainly no problems in doing that.
    A 5 star rating just get out there and do it........you will love it

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  2. 5 out of 5

    The Highlight of our HoneymoonThis excursion was the highlight of our entire honeymoon. It was nothing short of breathtaking while remaining informative.

    In the helicopter, my wife ended up in the best spot possible for photos, and I ended up in the window seat on the same side. Had we been wedged in the back middle, however, this would be a 4-star review.

    The second landing is absolutely worth the small extra fee, but I implore everyone to explore as much of the glacier as possible. You are given glacier overboots for a reason. Use them!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    10 star ratingWe were expecting a 5 star tour however is was a 10 star tour!! More than words can say. The extra landing where you can not see or hear anyone but those on your tour we were speachless. And to think we got the extra landing AND saved $40. By booking with you and not NCL!! Keep up the good work!!
    Thank you

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  4. 5 out of 5

    This was the highlight of our trip a great experience.The second landing was definitely a different experience . I would recommend the additional money to make this stop from start to finish it was amazing

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful experience!! Everyone helpful and very informative, loved the extra ice stop

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  6. 4 out of 5

    Beautiful sceneryThis was a great experience. The helicopter ride was great, mainly because I was in the front seat. It was a little crowded with 6 people in the helicopter. The views were so beautiful as we flew above the beautiful glaciers and mountains. The dog sledding was good, but the rides were short. You barely started moving and then the sled stopped again. It was fun to pet the dogs and walk around the glacier. It would be nice to take a full lap with the dogs and then stop to take pictures. The second landing was definitely a highlight of the trip. I would recommend the additional money to make this stop. The unbelievable pictures the guide took of us on the ice glacier are priceless. I am glad that we decided to spend the money on this trip.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Hands down, the highlight of our trip. The extra glacier landing was amazing. Scott, our pilot, took awesome photos of our family in an area remote and beautiful. The blue glacier crevasses are well worth seeing. We kept talking about the helicopter glacier landing the whole trip!

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    Is the dogsled tour on an actual glacier?

    Answer: Yes, the dogsled operator is flown up via helicopter early in the season and sets up camp on the Herbert Glacier in advance of the summer tours.

    Will there be snow at the dog camp?

    Answer: Yes. 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: You do have the option and opportunity to stand in the musher’s position while on the dogsled tour. For safety reasons, the actual dogsled musher will be able to assume control of the dogsled at all times, but will give you instructions on how to safely control the sled for the duration of your trip.

    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.

    How many people per dogsled?

    Answer: Each team of 10 – 12 Alaskan huskies is hooked up to a double sled arrangement, which allows for up to 5 passengers per dogsled team. We generally keep bookings at 12 passengers each hour, so the usual load out for each team is 4 passengers, but we can make just about any grouping work.

    What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?

    Answer: There are several helicopters available at the base, and we can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.

    Why do you land on the Herbert Glacier?

    Answer: We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. Most passengers on our helicopter tours feel like they’re the only people in the world while on their glacier landing, and we like to keep it unique and exclusive for everyone.

    Will the pilot get out with us?

    Answer: Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use.

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: 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 to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, our refund policy clearly states that refunds due to weather canceled flights are refunded in full.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.

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