Glacier Dog Sled Adventure

  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Welcome to ‘Dog World’ at the remote and scenic Norris Glacier!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    The musher and dogs are flown up via helicopter early in the season and sets up camp on the Norris Glacier.
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Jaw-dropping views over the stunning Juneau Icefield!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Create memories to last a lifetime on this family-friendly excursion!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Our dog sleds are similar to those you’d see in professional competition and require a certain amount of snow in order to operate.
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Temperatures on the glacier are generally about 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit colder than in town, so we recommend wearing long socks, warm layers, gloves, and a hat!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    These happy and well-cared for Alaskan Huskies live to run the trail!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Unlike the Mendenhall Glacier, the Norris Glacier is secluded and well off the beaten path of other visitors.
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    You’ll be able to view these professional photos taken during your sled ride when you return to the helicopter base, with the option to purchase them!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Breathtaking views surround you during your full-hour tour on the glacier!
  • Glacier Dog Sled Adventure with Juneau Shore Tours
    View Large
    Experience the thrill and excitement of being pulled behind a team of sled dogs!
Incredible glacier flightseeing and an unforgettable Alaskan Husky sled dog ride across the snow-capped glacier makes this Juneau dog sledding tour a top choice for many. It's a bucket-list Alaskan adventure that will leave you with fond memories to last a lifetime and cherished photos! Gain a new appreciation for Alaska's iconic sport as you learn about the history and lifestyle of professional dog sledding from Iditarod and Yukon Quest racers. This Glacier Dog Sled Adventure will be the highlight of your time in Alaska!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Juneau shore excursion

Beginning with an epic helicopter tour over the Juneau Icefield, you'll be in awe of the stunning bird's-eye view of up to four glaciers along with the Tongass National Forest. The helicopter will touch down on the remote Norris Glacier, where your professional musher and guide welcomes you to 'Dog World'. You'll instantly see the excitement that these well-cared-for Alaskan Huskies have knowing that they'll soon be running down the trail! Your guide, who has years of experience dog sledding in Alaska, shows you the basic commands and how these adorable dogs respond with love and wagging tail. Then, it's time for your exhilarating sled dog ride across this incredibly scenic glacier! Enjoy a full-hour on the glacier before returning to the helicopter for another gorgeous flight back to town.

  • 3¼ hour duration
  • Husky dogsled ride across a snow-capped glacier
  • Helicopter flightseeing over Juneau's massive icefield, with landing on remote Norris Glacier
  • Full-hour on the glacier
  • 35-minutes of total flight time
  • Limited availabilty, book early!

As with our other Juneau excursions, the Glacier Dog Sled Adventure provides pick up next to the cruise ship docks. Following a short drive to the helicopter base on Douglas Island, you'll be fitted with glacier overboots while the staff provides a safety briefing. When you return to the helicopter base after the tour, you'll have the opportunity to view and purchase photos taken during your dogsled ride and visit the gift shop before heading back to the cruise ship dock. Dogsledding tours in Juneau are always in high demand, so if the Glacier Dog Sled Adventure is on your bucket list, make sure to reserve your seats early!

If you’re looking for a Juneau dog sledding tour that includes an in-depth glacier experience, check out the Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing. And, for the ultimate shore excursion itinerary for your journey through the Inside Passage, consider the Bennett Lake Scenic Journey in Skagway, and the Neets Bay Bear Watch & Flightseeing in Ketchikan!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

JUNEAU TOURS DETAILS:

  • Restrictions: There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry-on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.
  • Accessibility: The minimum age requirement for this Juneau shore excursion is two-years-old. This activity is rated as easy/moderate as guests must be able to load/unload into the helicopter using steps. Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing over 250 pounds (clothed weight) must pay an additional $115 to secure extra space in the aircraft.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often 10-20 degrees cooler than the temperature in town. You will be outfitted with glacier overboots prior to embarking on your trip, these are worn over your shoes and fit best with walking shoes rather than boots. Don’t forget your sunglasses and camera!
For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar
  • Passenger Rate: $599
  • Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing over 250 pounds (clothed weight) must pay an additional $115 to secure extra space in the aircraft.

    + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:What should I wear?
Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. We provide glacier overboots which fit best over sneakers. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat, and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures!
Q:Is the dogsled tour on an actual glacier?
Yes, the dogsled operator is flown up via helicopter early in the season and sets up camp on the Norris Glacier in advance of the summer tours.
Q:Will there be snow at the dog camp?
Yes. Our dog sleds are similar to any you might see in professional competition and require a certain amount of snow in order to operate.
Q:How many passengers per helicopter?
Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
Q:What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?
There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.
Q:How many people per dogsled?
Each team of 10 – 12 Alaskan huskies is hooked up to a double sled arrangement, which allows for up to 5 passengers per dogsled team. We generally keep bookings at 12 passengers each hour, so the usual load out for each team is 4 passengers, but we can make just about any grouping work.
Q:What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
In an average year, we have to cancel 5-10% of our trips due to inclement weather conditions. If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, our refund policy clearly states that refunds due to weather canceled flights are refunded in full.
Q:Is the helicopter flight safe?
These turbine A-Star helicopters are the standard in the air tour industry and are well suited for this type of flying. Our pilots are experienced, well trained and dedicated professionals whose top priority is the safety and comfort of our passengers. Passengers regularly comment on how much they enjoyed the smooth, professional flight.
Q:Will we see wildlife on the tour?
There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.
Q:Can children come on the tour?
Absolutely! The minimum age required for this tour is two-years-old.
Q:What if I need extra help on the tour?
Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.
Q:Will our group all be in the same helicopter?
The helicopters hold up to 6 people. While we strive to keep all groups under 6 together, in order to balance the weight distribution in the helicopter & ensure a safe flight, groups may be split up into separate helicopters upon reaching the helicopter base. If this is the case, you will still land with the rest of your party on the glacier and will be able to spend this time with them.
Juneau Shore Tours Navigation

You are here:
  ›  
  ›