Voted “Best Sled Dog Ride and Tour in Alaska” by Alaska Magazine. Visit Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey's homestead, home to three generations of Iditarod mushers. Experience an exciting 2-mile real dog sled ride, tour the racing kennel, meet the dogs, cuddle adorable husky puppies and listen to stories from the trail.
Meet the Dogs and Mushers, Then Go for a Ride
On this tour, you’ll get to visit one of the oldest and most prominent sled dog racing kennels in the world, and spend time with Iditarod champion sled dogs. Mitch Seavey has run the famed Iditarod many times, winning the race in 2004 and 2013. His father was one of the founders of the race, and his son Dallas has won the race 4 times, setting the record in 2016.
When the dogs get hitched up, your musher guides the custom wheeled sled through a mile of rainforest, emerging into a river-cut canyon surrounded by mountains. Next, you’ll return to the kennel to meet the dogs, and cuddle with puppies while learning what it’s like to race out on the frozen tundra.
The Real Alaska Tour
The best way to see Seward in a day! This all-day tour is a great way to learn about our state from a real Alaskan. First, you’ll tour historic downtown Seward, one of Alaska’s oldest communities. You’ll continue on to Mount Marathon and visit “Mile 0” of the Iditarod trail. Next you’ll visit Kenai Fjords National Park and take a short walk right up to the face of famous Exit Glacier. Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area while keeping an eye out for moose, bear, mountain goats, and spawning salmon. Sit down for lunch at the Resurrection Roadhouse, then finish off the day with a visit to the Seavey’s kennels for the Wilderness Sled Dog Ride and Tour, described above.
Glacier Dog Sledding
The ultimate dog sledding experience, this tour includes a real on-snow dog sledding trip in combination with a scenic helicopter flight to and from Punch Bowl Glacier in Girdwood (30 minutes sound of Anchorage). This is a trip you will never forget, and most visitors say it was the highlight of their Alaska vacation! For more informaition please visit Alpine Air.
What to Bring
- Dress in layers
- Rain Jacket (just in case)
Seward, AK 99664
12820 Old Exit Glacier Rd. Seward, AK 99664 — At mile 3.7 of the Seward highway, take Herman Leirer road towards Exit Glacier for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Old Exit Glacier Road. Continue 0.7 miles, and the destination is on your left.
Prices & Dates
|Season||Mid-May to Mid-September|
|Duration||1.5 hrs - 6 hrs|
|Rates||Wilderness Dog Sled & Kennel Tour // $74 adult, $37 child | 1.5 hrs | Departs 8:30am, 10am, 11:45am, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, & 6:30pm|
|Real Alaska Tour // $149 adult, $79 child | Departs 11:30am | 6 hrs|