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After pickup by van from Juneau port, enjoy lively commentary during the ride to the heliport. Upon arrival, receive a safety briefing and then board your helicopter. (Please note: The total tour time, from liftoff at the heliport to return to the helicopter base, is 1.5 hours.)

Fly over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, with your pilot-guide explaining the surrounding geology and natural history. Head over to Herbert Glacier, where your pilot lands the helicopter near a dogsledding camp. As you step foot onto the quiet and massive snowfield, you may sense you’re alone in the world — that is, until you hear Alaskan huskies barking as they make their way over to you.

You can ride the dogsled runners, or remain comfortably in your seat as the dog team glides you along vast fields blanketed with snow. After your ride, return to camp and listen to anecdotes from longtime mushers about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as the Last Great Race.

Then, it’s time to say farewell to the mushers and huskies. Back aboard your helicopter, delight in aerial views of the icefield as you fly back to Juneau. Upon landing, take a few minutes to snap more pics and warm up before your van transports you back to the port terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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This shore excursion from Juneau port offers two adventures: a helicopter tour over Juneau Icefield and dogsledding with Alaskan huskies. Soak up spectacular landscapes by air, and then land at a secluded camp set in the glaciers. Learn about dogsledding, chat it up with mushers about the Iditarod race and speed through the icefield with a team of huskies charging the way!
  • Juneau helicopter and dogsledding shore excursion
  • Fly over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield on a helicopter flight
  • Land at a secluded camp on a glacier for a dogsled ride
  • Glide across the snowfield behind a team of Alaskan huskies
  • Hear stories about the world-famous Iditarod race from the mushers themselves
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Spectacular Adventure

We loved this tour -- definitely a highlight of our trip. Granted we had amazing weather so the helicopter ride to/from the glacier was chocked full of beautiful views. The staff on top of the glacier was friendly and entertaining. Our musher was quite experienced...More

Thank Noreen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Mendenhall glacier and dogsledding

My husband and I recently did this and it was the most amazing part of our trip. The helicopter ride was totally spectacular!Landing and walking on a glacier and seeing all the dogs was just magnificent. Learned a lot about those incredible dogs. The sled...More

Thank Loretta E
Reviewed 1 week ago
Prepare to be overwhelmed

The dog sled tours on the glacier are iffy propositions; they are the most-cancelled tour in Juneau, due to the weather at take-off and/or the weather on the glacier, so we booked this with a Plan B in mind. The weather gods cooperated when we...More

Thank HukonJake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this excursion and the tour company. Great service. Flying over the glacier is amazing. And the dog sled is fun. I was worried about cost and the short duration. But it was completely worth it. My 12 year old loved it. And being up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the money! A once in a lifetime experience. Always hard to please teenagers and a 20 year old...but they thought this was best thing we’ve ever done. Booked via Costco travel. Great views from helicopter and dogsledding was really fun. Totally trip was...More

Thank SS69St_Louis
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Ann B
7 July 2018|
Response from James Z | Reviewed this property |
This would be depend upon the weather. The day we were there I would say it was 10 degrees cooler than in Juneau.
Julia K
2 July 2018|
Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
Check with the operator for the timings and number of people on a boat already. Mine was after lunch. Whale watching is fun. Bring your binoculars. Enjoy
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