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Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter Tour

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Excursion Overview

Drive your own dog team on real snow in the middle of the summer on this exciting Anchorage dog sledding tour!

Start this adventure with a spectacular helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. We often see moose, black bears, Dall sheep, and mountain goats. Next, land on a snowfield high on the Troublesome glacier and enjoy an hour with Iditarod sled dogs and their mushers. Take the dog team for an exhilarating dogsled tour through real snow. You can even stand on the runners and mush your own dog team if you like. Includes meet and greet with the dogs.

The length of this tour makes it perfect for the whole family and we often see three-generation having fun together. After your dogsled tour meets the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over 1,000 miles long, meet the puppies, and of course, take pictures with your favorite dogs.

We provide overboots so your shoes stay dry, and we have some extra jackets and warm gear you can borrow if needed.

Important for Checkout - Roundtrip Transportation or Self Drive

Please note: We offer two pricing options. Tickets with roundtrip transportation or self-driving to the Alaska Glacier Lodge located approximately one hour from Anchorage. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent with the address and further instructions.

If you are interested in having roundtrip transportation, please select the passenger ticket "with roundtrip transportation." Pick-up is offered from 13 local hotels. If yours is not listed, we advise selecting the option closest to your accommodations.

Roundtrip shuttle transportation is not offered at the following departure times:

9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:30 pm daily

Please select a departure at 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, or 6:30 pm if you need roundtrip transportation from Anchorage.

Under-Reporting Weight Policy

For safety, scheduling, and comfort reasons, all guests must understand that passenger weights are verified at the time of check-in, and under-reporting the weights of any passenger in this booking may result in an additional charge and/or rescheduling of your tour.

Things You Need to Know


  • Traction overboots
  • Waterproof clothing if needed


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Signed liability waiver (You can sign this on-site during the safety briefing)
  • Appropriate clothing per weather
  • Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for passenger safety and comfort, as well as weight and balance calculations for flight manifesting. Any passenger whose weight is 250 pounds (113 kilograms) or more fully clothed at the time of departure will have a surcharge fee added to the ticket price at the time of booking.
  • Photo I.D. is required for all Adult guests traveling, please have your I.D. with you for check-in.
  • If purchasing roundtrip transportation, pick up is available from the following locations:

    Aloft Anchorage
    Captain Cook Hotel
    Clarion Suites
    Courtyard by Marriott
    Downtown Marriott
    Hilton Hotel
    Holiday Inn Express (Spenard)
    Hyatt House
    Hyatt Place
    Lakefront Hotel
    Four Points by Sheraton Anchorage Downtown

Duration: 1.5 hours (Flight time: 30 minutes. Dogsled ride: 30 minutes.)

  • 30 minutes - round trip helicopter flightseeing
  • 30 minutes - interaction with Mushers and Dogsled dogs
  • 30 minutes - glacier dogsledding

Meeting Instructions:

  • For guests self-driving, this tour meets at the Alaska Glacier Lodge which is at least an hour's drive from downtown Anchorage. For all guests who select a ticket with roundtrip transportation, an email with further meeting instructions and pick-up time will be provided. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. We accommodate all mobility challenged scenarios. We have staff that will assist in getting in and out of the helicopter as well as in and out of the dogsled. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

This tour goes to the Troublesome Glacier.

Yes, the dogs love human interaction and the mushers will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

The pilot balances the helicopter based on the weight and number of passengers. We cannot make any promises for specific seat because safety cannot be compromised. If you have a preference ask the pilot and when it is safe the pilot will try to accommodate you.

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground.

Wildlife is abundant in Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Typically we see moose, dall sheep, mountain goats and sometimes bears depending on the time of year. However, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

We recommend wearing layers, a weatherproof outer coat, sturdy shoes (we will provide overboots to keep your shoes dry) and sunglasses as it gets blindingly bright on the snow-covered glacier.

Lockers and restrooms are available for guests at the Alaska Glacier Lodge. The lockers are free for guests and the on-site staff will be happy to assist in getting you set up with one.


Guest Reviews


7 total


Andrea B

On Jul 2023

Everything was excellent from beginning to end! Awesome staff: our pilot was great and gave us a great helicopter ride!

Naveen B

On Jun 2022

Loved it! Worth every penny and you will not forget this experience!

Nicole B

On Sep 2021

amazing experience and great personel

Phil F

On Sep 2021

Absolutely beautiful, scenic, and amazing excursion adventure. The staff was extremely polite, funny, informative, and hospitable.

Jackie B

On May 2021

This excursion ranks in the top 5 of amazing experiences in my lifetime (and I am 66). From my Facebook post for the day: Day 4/5 Alaska Adventure: ... But then there was Day words for just how amazing that experience was: helicopter ride to Knik Glacier, dog sledding with 6 adorable huskies and a stop to explore a crystal blue glacial pond. #dogsleddinginalaska #welovehuskies . Don't miss this experience...really.



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Duration: 1.5 hours

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Duration: 1.5 hours

With roundtrip transportation

Adult: $685.97

With roundtrip transportation

250lbs+ Adult: $835.97

With roundtrip transportation

Child (2-11): $634.47

With roundtrip transportation

Infant (under 2): $0.00

Adult - Self Drive: $616.97

250lbs+ Adult - Self Drive: $766.97

Child (2-11) - Self Drive: $565.47

Free Under 2

Infant - Self Drive: $0.00

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