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Juneau Dog Sled World & Glacier Helicopter Adventure

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Excursion Overview

An exciting ride across the Norris Glacier

This truly Alaskan adventure gives you the rare opportunity to mush your own dogsled team across a snow-capped glacier in Juneau's backyard.

Begin your adventure with a helicopter flightseeing trip over the Juneau Icefield, one of nature's most beautiful landscapes that is accessible only by air. You'll soar over the Taku Glacier, which is the only advancing glacier in Southeast Alaska and recognized as the deepest and thickest temperate glacier known in the world.

Experience the unique thrill of zipping across a glacier behind a team of huskies. Our exclusive dogsled camp is located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. You'll learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! & Haw!

Forget horsepower, this tour is about dog power!

Reporting Accurate Weights

Please report proper weights of all guests (including the weight of clothes and boots). Inputting improper weights, or selecting the wrong passenger type can lead to cancellation without refund. Please be aware that every guest is individually weighed at the helicopter base.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
  • Secure bag check area to store their items


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • No bags, iPads, tablets, selfie sticks, or drones are allowed in the aircraft
  • Dress in layers and sunglasses are highly recommended
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Persons weighing 250 lbs or more must pay an additional $150 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "250lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case.
  • Child prices are the same as adult prices. Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour.

Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 15~20 minutes - transfer to Douglas heliport
  • 35~40 minutes - gearing up, restroom and safety briefing
  • 15~20 minutes - helicopter flightseeing over Juneau Icefield
  • 1 hour - glacier landing and dogsledding experience
  • 10~15 minutes - flight back to the heliport
  • 20 minutes - arrive at heliport, de-gear and visit the gift shop
  • 15~20 minutes - transfer back from the heliport to dock

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Goldbelt Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

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

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

Usually, guests have the opportunity to meet young Alaskan Husky puppies on this tour. However, this is not guaranteed as it depends on when new litters are born, vet appointments, the mushers' schedules, and so on.

You will be given the opportunity to run the sled alongside our professional musher if you wish.

Each sled can accommodate 4 guests.

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.

There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on the weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

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

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour. Due to safety protocol, we do not allow selfie sticks, iPads, or drones on this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base, no food or drink is provided while on tour.

For safety reasons, service animals are not allowed on this tour.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.

Layered clothing, hats, gloves, and sunglasses are strongly recommended.


Guest Reviews


26 total


Sue S

On Aug 2023

This was the one thing that was on my must do list. It exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved it. Was not looking forward to the helicopter flight but it was so spectacular I forgot to be scared. Everything was done very professionally and fun as well. We were lucky to spend time with some 2 week old pups as well. The dogs were amazing and this will remain as one of my best days ever.

Katie K

On Aug 2023

An amazing adventure - once in a lifetime experience that did not disappoint. My only wish is that it lasted longer!

Elina B

On Jun 2023

This was an awesome experience for me and my 14-year-old daughter! It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the Alaskan glaciers, snow-filled mountains and vast wilderness during the smooth and safe helicopter ride, long enough to appreciate the panoramic views. Landing in the middle of the icy wilderness and meeting the mushers and the dogs was just incredible - my daughter absolutely loved it and will remember for the rest of her life! This was "real Alaska" the way she imagined, and she got to "touch it and live it" - in her words!

Mary B

On Jun 2023

You wonderful ladies have it down perfect!! From start to finish this helicopter ride and dog sled was truly OUTSTANDING!! We had Katie for a pilot, super fun and knowledgeable ! The dogs and Musher are incredible! Dogs just want to pull you and will bark and bark until they are hitched to sled. Mushers are so so friendly and kind and want to know all about you. Thank you for a perfect excursion. I will highly recommend this to anyone coming to Alaska.

Lorna P

On Jun 2023

This was the highlight of our family cruise to Alaska. The team was professional and informative. The experience was much more than we had ever expected.


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Duration: 3.25 hours

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Duration: 3.25 hours

Guests under 250 lbs

Passenger (Ages 2+): $689.00

Ages: 2+

250lbs+ Passenger: $839.00

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