If you are looking for a heart-thumping thrill, nothing beats whipping through the rugged Alaskan tundra while leading a pack of sled dogs. This experience is so addictive that the Alaskan natives have made it a sport with its infamous 1,150 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race that takes place every March. Why not experience for yourself what it is really like by trying out a dogsled tour yourself? Here are three dog sledding tours you are sure to love.
Winter Dogsled Tour
On this tour, you’ll experience the breathtaking sights aboard a helicopter as you travel the 25 minutes over the majestic mountains to Willow, Alaska. You’ll land at the dogsled capital of the state where a guide will be waiting to welcome you. After being outfitted with the proper winter gear, you’ll whisk through an extensive trail system teeming with plush evergreen forests.
During the helicopter ride, you may spot many of the 30,000 birds that live in this breathtaking wilderness along with many other incredible animals. You’ll be given the opportunity to “mush” the dogs if you’d like or just sit back and enjoy the ride. There will also be plenty of opportunities to snap photos and feed the dogs some snacks.
Summer Sled Dog Cart Ride
Enjoy the scenic views of the Alaskan Range as you are taken to the infamous kennel owned by Dallas Seavey. Seavey won the Iditarod four times during his career. You’ll get to take a dogsled led by four racing champion huskies as they propel you on an exhilarating ride through the snowy landscape. During the tour, you’ll also learn about how the dogs are raised and trained and get a chance to cuddle and play with the puppies.
Summer Dogsled Tour
Explore everything Alaska has to offer aboard a spectacular helicopter tour with views of the incredible blue melt pools and crevasses of the glaciers and icebergs that make up the Alaskan landscape. You may also get to see mountain goats, black bears, moose, and Dali sheep along the way. Spend an hour atop a gigantic glacier being led by a team of sled dogs across a huge snowfield. You’ll get a chance to lead the dogs along the way as well. When the ride is over, you’ll hear stories about the retired champion dogs and take pictures with them.
No matter which one of the dogsled tours you choose, you are sure to create memories that will last you a lifetime. This is a perfect adventure any dog lover is sure to enjoy. Book a tour today!