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Anchorage Helicopter Glacier Dogsled & Lower Glacier Landing

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2 Hour Duration
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From start to finish, not inclusive of transport time.
Husky Dogsled Ride
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1 hour to mush across the glacier and interact with the dog team
Extra Glacier Landing
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See Alaska's icy beauty on the lower glacier landing!


The ultimate dog sledding Anchorage adventure with a helicopter flight, fascinating glacier exploration, and Alaskan sled dogs! This Anchorage Helicopter Glacier Dogsled & Lower Glacier Landing is for those who want to experience both the joy of a snowy sled dog ride and the incredible glacial formations up close. The upgraded version of the Anchorage Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour includes a well-worth-it additional glacier stop. After a thrilling dog camp visit on the high glacier’s massive snow field, see the incredible features that the lower glacier offers. This guided and informative 30-minute walk on the ancient ice allows you to explore the deep blue pools, crevasses, and more. The remote and other-worldly beauty of this landscape is something everyone should experience. It’s an extraordinary dog sledding Anchorage adventure that is fun for all ages and one you’ll remember for a lifetime!

The helicopter flight offers jaw-dropping views, including the Great Gorge of Knik Glacier (a Natural Landmark). Soon, you’ll touchdown on the glacier, arriving at the summer home for these excited sled dogs and mushers. You can stand on the runners and mush the team or sit in the sled and enjoy the ride. A full hour at the dog camp allows you to interact and take pictures with these canine athletes, talk with the mushers, and meet the puppies! Once your time at the camp has concluded, your pilot and guide will take you to your exciting exploration of the lower glacier. And finally, enjoy more stunning sights, keeping an eye out for wildlife on your flight back to the lodge. Reserve your spot on this popular and limited-availability excursion! The Anchorage Helicopter Glacier Dogsled & Lower Glacier Landing is an experience not to be missed.

If you’re looking for even more glacier exploration, check out the Grand Knik Tour

What's Included

Knowledgeable Guides
Guide Gratuities
Snacks & Beverages

Frequently Asked Questions

Is snow guaranteed?
Yes! The dog camp is located on a vast snowfield atop the Knik Glacier, ensuring the dog sleds used for this tour have the necessary amount of snow to operate.
Will I get to stand and mush the dogsled team?
It's up to you! On this Anchorage sled dog tour, you can choose to stand on the runners and mush your own team of dogs, or you can sit back and relax on the sled while an experienced musher takes the reins. Whichever you choose, you'll be sure to have an unforgettable experience!
What should I wear to this tour?
For this dog sledding tour, layered clothing is essential for both safety and comfort. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, a sweater, and a waterproof jacket. It's also a good idea to bring gloves, a hat, and sunglasses. High-heeled shoes and sandals are not permitted. We will provide you with overboots that will enable you to traverse the glacier safely; these go over your shoes and fit best with sneakers, but boots work just as well. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery!
What if I need extra help on the tour?
Please contact us before your booking if you need wheelchair or limited mobility access so that we can discuss your needs. We take great pleasure in adapting to offer this opportunity to those who think they cannot participate in activities like this!
How long is this excursion?
The helicopter flight is approximately 20 minutes each way, totaling 40 minutes of aerial sightseeing. The sled dog ride is a two-mile journey, with stops for photo opportunities along the way. You will also spend one hour at the dog camp interacting with the dogs, and spend 30 minutes exploring the lower glacier.
How many passengers can fit in the helicopter?
On average, each helicopter can accommodate up to six passengers, though this depends on the aircraft's weight and load capacity. Please contact us before your booking if you wish to book for a group larger than 6.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
The Knik Valley boasts one of the best climates in Alaska, making flights and dog sled tours rarely subject to cancelation. However, bad weather still happens, and it's impossible to predict when this will happen. If the pilots deem the weather too dangerous, we will do our utmost to reschedule your tour. If you're unwilling to reschedule or we can't find a suitable time, you'll be refunded.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Individuals weighing 250 lbs or more are subject to additional fees.
Please contact us if someone in your party is in a wheelchair or has limited mobility access.
This tour does not provide transportation.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


2h 00min

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Itinerary • 2h 00min • 5 activities

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Enjoy the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness on your way to the mush dog camp

10 minutes
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Enjoy 1 hour with sled dogs, interacting with them and mushing your sled and team!

1 hour
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Admire Alaska's glacier range on your way to the Knik Glacier

9 minutes
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Take a guided walk around the frozen landscape of the Knik Glacier

29 minutes
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Relax and enjoy the beauty of the tundra on your way back to the lodge

29 minutes