Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing

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    The Juneau Icefield can’t quite be described appropriately: You just have to see it to believe it!
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    No need for water purification here! This is some high-quality H2O!
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    Seasoned helicopter pilots will lead the way to some of the most stunning portions on the entire glacier, so just sit back and enjoy the exciting flight!
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    Don’t forget a camera on this stunning helicopter excursion! You’ll want it to share this alien landscape with your family and friends!
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    Elite canine athletes will be waiting excitedly for your arrival! After all, they enjoy sledding almost as much as you will!
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    At the upper reaches of Herbert Glacier, you’ll meet expert mushers for the ride of a lifetime!
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    Don’t let their cute jackets fool you: These gifted huskies could hold their ground with Olympic champions!
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    These pups live to mush: Join them on the upper glacier to see what it’s all about!
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    “Ready when you are!” The teams get so excited as preparations are being made for the sled ride.
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    Glacier ice absorbs all the colors of the spectrum, except blue! So it scatters the blue light to create some impressive displays.
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    The photos and memories from this one will resonate with you whenever you reminisce about your Alaskan vacation.
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    Your view from the sled. Enough time for everyone to have a turn at mushing the sled, if you choose.
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    Fortunately there is parking available right next to the dog camp!
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    You’ll realize quickly the bond between musher and his team – a very unique relationship.
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    Yep, this dog ride is on snow! And you won’t believe how strong these guys are.
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    Chat with local mushers about their racing experience and what it takes to run a 1,000 mile race in minus 30 degrees.
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    There will be enough time to interact and thank your four-legged guides personally!
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    No crowds up here! The advantage of the extra landing lets you experience two tours in one.
  • Herbert Glacier helicopter tour
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    The extra landing on the lower icefield showcases some really amazing glacial runoff areas.
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    Rugged crevasses are more visible on the lower glacier, where the terrain is advancing
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    Don’t forget your sunglasses. Many huskies have adapted to the sun by evolving dark circles around their eyes, but you’ll want to bring your shades!
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    Break for a cool-down. The lucky guys are fortunate to be able to spend their summer doing exactly what they love in a climate that suits them.
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    Your chariot awaits. Reboard the helicopter after the sled ride to continue the adventure to the lower part of Herbert Glacier for stop number two.
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    A sneak-peek into the rugged landscape of lower Herbert Glacier, the destination of the extra landing
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    You’ll undoubtedly leave with a deep respect for these amazing athletes.
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    It can feel like a different planet, but this terrain has existed here for thousands of years
This popular Juneau shore excursion combines an incredible helicopter flight up to Herbert Glacier with a uniquely Alaskan dogsled ride with husky dog teams - but then takes it one step further. Since you've already made it this far, this particular tour maximizes your helicopter flightseeing opportunity by flying to a remote icefield on Herbert Glacier, giving guests the chance to get out and experience the rugged glaciated terrain up close. The Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing is really the ultimate combination tour, and if you only have one chance to go flightseeing while in Alaska, then this tour is going to be the one you want. For a bit more cost, it takes all of the elements from various flightseeing options and bundles them into one comprehensive outing.

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

In many ways, this half-day Juneau shore excursion combines the elements of the shorter Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion with the popular Icefield Excursion to give you the best of both worlds. This allows you to experience all of the elements of glacier dogsledding, but the extra landing provides ground-level insight into the intricacies and characteristics of glacier movement that you would miss from the air.

  • Helicopter flight with remote landing on Herbert Glacier
  • Join Alaskan husky teams for a sled ride on snow
  • A second remote landing on a lower icefield
  • About 2 hours duration from take-off to landing

Why incorporate the second landing? The pictures may do it more justice than our description, but this area is marked by the iconic blue glacier ice, deep crevasses and ice falls on a massive scale. It allows you the opportunity to explore this rugged landscape, adding some remarkable photos to your collection. Many shorter helicopter options revolve specifically around this type of terrain, and this particular tour ensures that you don't miss it while joining the dogsledding tour.

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: This tour is for everyone - no minimum fitness level required. 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 must weigh less than 280 lbs (clothed weight) in order to travel in the helicopter.
  • 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. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Hats and gloves are available when you arrive at your destination should you forget to bring yours. Oh yea, remember to bring your camera!
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  • Passenger Rate: $569.00
  • There are no child rates available for this tour
    + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
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 Herbert 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:Will I get to stand and mush the dogsled team?
You do have the option and opportunity to stand in the musher’s position while on the dogsled tour. For safety reasons, the actual dogsled musher will be able to assume control of the dogsled at all times, but will give you instructions on how to safely control the sled for the duration of your trip.
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: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 if my tour group is larger than 6 people?
There are several helicopters available at the base, and we 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:Why do you land on the Herbert Glacier?
We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. Most passengers on our helicopter tours feel like they’re the only people in the world while on their glacier landing, and we like to keep it unique and exclusive for everyone.
Q:Will the pilot get out with us?
Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.
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! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use.
Q:What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
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: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.
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