Did you know? Winter is not the only time of the year for dog sledding tours in Seward Alaska. Summer also plays a significant part in dog sledding fun! As you probably did know though: with different seasons of the year come different preparations that must be made when embarking on an outdoor adventure! Take a glance at my checklist of important things to take with you for summer dog sledding trips when you are in Seward Alaska.

The Vitals

Seward is nestled in a mild rainforest, meaning that rain is always a potential factor in the summer. Another thing to consider is that temperatures can range between 50 and 65 degrees, give or take, so having back up layers that are easy to strip off or put on are key. If you take a rain jacket along you will have optimal movability and can prepare for the worst! Odds are you won’t end up using it though.

Adding to that, dogs and puppies can be a bit messy as well. Make sure your layers are ones that you don’t mind getting dirty! Oh, and another thing: where do you plan on putting all these layers and supplies? Make sure to have a backpack on hand; this will help you avoid losing your gear, as opposed to if they were being shoved in your pocket. You now have a good idea of basic prepping for your dog sledding adventure. But here’s a list of those and other important things for you to make sure tag along on the journey:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Chapstick
  • Layers – T-shirt or long sleeve and rain jacket
  • Hiking boots or a thicker sneaker type shoe. Try to avoid sandals, slippers or open-toed shoes that aren’t for the wilderness.
  • Socks
  • Small backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat; if you’re sensitive to sun


The following items are not necessary for the dog sledding trip but do add an extra touch of fun and help you truly commemorate the experience! For the true adventurer and tourist in you. Check out some must-haves if you are trying to lock down a sledding adventure fit for the books!

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Face mask

Puppy Cuddles

You only must bring yourself for this part of your dog sledding trip in Seward Alaska! At Ididaride, one major part of the dog sled tours incorporate play time with husky puppies. We offer two main summer tours that are sure to get you the doggy fix that you need!
One of the tours lasts about 1.5 hours and includes puppy play time. Here you get to tour the Seavey homestead and kennel in Seward before you go for a two-mile ride and end the trip with puppy love! The other summer adventure extends to about 6 hours, with a journey to Exit Glacier, accompanied by dog sledding, lunch and can you guess? More puppy play time! A dog lovers dream…

Where Do I Sign Up?

Ididaride is a dog sled touring facility in Seward Alaska that offers many tours to visitors and locals alike! They have multiple summer adventures that take you to a different part of Alaska that not many get to experience. Mark this item off your bucket list and sign up for Seavey’s Ididaride summer dog sled tours in Seward Alaska today!
Furthermore, you must plan for the summer trips accordingly to ensure a worthwhile adventure that you remember forever. While there is not as cold of weather conditions as in the winter, summer brings harsh weather conditions as well. Extreme sunlight and rain are the primary weather patterns of Alaska making sunscreen and a rain jacket two primary items to take along on your dog sledding trip in Seward Alaska. Have you been sledding and have important items you wished you’d taken along that aren’t on this list? Please share by sending us a quick email!