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Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing


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7 Days/Week: 9-5pm (Alaska Time)

3 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Includes Second Landing

On the remote Herbert Glacier. Most comprehensive heli tour available

Husky Dogsled Ride

With chances to mush the team

Explore Glacier by Foot

See the stunning lower icefield

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.




Helicopter, Husky Sled Dog


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 weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft., 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

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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    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.

    Will our group all be in the same helicopter?

    Answer: The helicopters hold up to 6 people. While we strive to keep all groups under 6 together, in order to balance the weight distribution in the helicopter & ensure a safe flight, groups may be split up into separate helicopters upon reaching the helicopter base. If this is the case, you will still land with the rest of your party on the glacier, and will be able to spend this time with them.

    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.

    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 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.

    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, we will refund you.

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