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Skagway Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour

88 reviews

Excursion Overview

An epic excursion you do not want to miss!

Combine your helicopter flightseeing tour with Alaska's favorite sport - dogsledding. Whether it's the thrill of driving a sled, playing with puppies, flying through breathtaking scenery, or getting to be a part of the largest sub-arctic dogsled camp operation in the world, this excursion is for you!

Depending on which pier you're coming from in Skagway, a 5~30 minute walk brings you to the heliport where, following a safety video, you are outfitted with glacier boots that go over your footwear and loaded onto the helicopter. Once airborne, soar over stunning glaciers and snowfields, before landing at the Skagway dog sledding camp situated on the Denver Glacier.

Leave your aircraft behind to become acquainted with the world of 'mushing' and dogsledding. You have the option to either stand on the sled and help mush or relax in the sled and observe the breathtaking environment around you. A truly authentic Alaskan adventure, this Skagway dog sledding outing enables you to meet the professional mushers and their friendly sled dogs that have made the Iditarod dog race famous.

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.

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Things You Need to Know


  • Headsets to listen to the narration by your pilot
  • Traction overboots


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • Guests weighing 250 lbs or more, with all clothing and camera, are required to pay an additional surcharge for safety reasons - extra space will be reserved on the helicopter
  • Infants under 2 years old are free and do not require a ticket - please indicate that you are traveling with an infant during checkout
  • Guests are not able to stay on the helicopter at the glacier

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)

  • 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 60 minutes - at the dog camp with approximately 30 minutes of dogsledding

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the helicopter base, a 5~30 minute walk from your cruise ship, depending on which pier you are coming from. An optional shuttle, the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus) is available to take guests to/from the docks to the helicopter base for an additional fee on the day of the tour. 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.

You will be given the opportunity to run the sled with your musher if you wish.

Each sled can accommodate 4 guests.

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If there are more than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will fly at the same time and land at the dog 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 sightings are not guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour. Children under 2 can ride for free on an adult's lap.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

Yes, you can bring your DSLR camera on this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Food and drink are not provided while on tour.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour. There is no charge for infants under 2 years old and they will be required to ride on a guardian's lap.

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

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

There are restroom facilities at the helicopter base before you depart on your tour, but there are no restrooms available on the glacier.


Guest Reviews


88 total


Kellie M

On Jul 2024

Worth every penny! This is not one, but three once-in-a-lifetime experiences in one two-hour excursion. The helicopter ride up and over mountains and lands on a glacier at the top of the world would be the most amazing experience on it's own. But then you get to play with mushing dogs and ride on a sled yourself? The staff and dogs were all so friendly. This was the favorite experience of everyone in my family, no question. Save all year if you have to, but do not skip this tour!

Heather J

On Jun 2024

The booking process was seamless and the online chat function was very helpful. The email confirmation and subsequent ticket were so descriptive in terms of what to bring and where to meet the helicopter company as we got off the cruise ship. The Temsco helicopter staff, safety procedures, and pilots were all extremely helpful and professional. We felt we were in good hands. The team at the dog sledding camp were also so friendly, professional, answered all of our questions, and provided an incredible experience for our entire family.

Rebecca A

On Jun 2024

This was the highlight of our entire trip and an experience we will never forget! Flying into the glacier looked like a scene from a movie - not even real. The mushers were so friendly and the dogs were adorable. We loved it!

Lauren P

On Aug 2023

Was the highlight of our Alaskan vacation!! Can't recommend enough!!

Laura D

On Aug 2023



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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours

Under 250 lbs.

Passenger (2+): $659.00

Ages: 2+

250lbs+ Passenger: $809.00

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