Get great views with some hands-on fun—combine a scenic flightseeing helicopter tour with the exhilaration of dog mushing on a glacier with a team of Alaskan Sled dogs!
Upon arrival at the seaside base on Douglas Island, you will be outfitted with glacier overboots and a floatation device. Northstar's professional staff will provide a thorough safety briefing before helping you load into one of the A-Star helicopters. Your pilot will choose one of many scenic routes to fly you to Musher’s Camp, providing stunning views of the Tongass National Forest and Juneau Icefield along the way.
When landing at Musher's Camp on the middle branch of the Norris Glacier, you will be greeted by your guide, a professional musher with years of dog sledding experience. The guides are eager to share their lifestyle and teach you the basics of dogsled handling and dog commands, along with leading you on an exciting mush for up to two miles. You will have a full hour on the glacier before the helicopters return for your gorgeous flight back to base.
Tours run from mid-May through August. Tours are subject to operate on four passenger minimums. This adventure is available to ages 2 and up, as long as you can sit securely in the helicopter seat. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
About Northstar Helicopters
Dog sledding isn’t the only exciting adventure offered by NorthStar Helicopters. Take a pleasure stroll across a glacier, or learn how to climb up a wall of ice. NorthStar Helicopters can accommodate both desires, and any kind of ice walk in between. All treks include an exciting 20-minute helicopter ride, and all necessary gear for the trip.
What to Bring
- Dress in warm layers; hat, jacket, and gloves
Prices & Dates
|Season||May 2 - Aug 31|
|Notes||All flights depart weather permitting, alternate tours and routes may be available|
|Tours operate on a 3 passenger minimum|