Choose from two exciting winter dog sled tours in Seward

Whether you want to escape into the wilderness for a few days, or a few hours, Seavey’s Ididaride has  options for winter dog sledding tours in Seward Alaska! — note: ‘multiple’ implies many — with only two, I suggest saying “options”

Winter in Alaska means snowy landscapes as far as the eye can see. In the community of Seward, winter also means the Seavey family has plenty of space to train their champion sled dog teams. Traveling the frosted trails on a sled hooked up to a team of Alaskan huskies is a thrill not reserved for seasoned mushers, however. Winter dog sledding guests to Seavey’s Ididaride in Seward are treated to an authentic adventure within the Alaska wilderness, majestic scenery included. 

Why Winter Dog Sledding Tours?

How are winter dog sledding tours different? Unlike summer tours that utilize a wheeled sled for rides behind Seavey’s Ididaride teams, winter brings the opportunity to mush like a pro on a sleek sled designed to skim over the snow. After careful instruction about the art of riding a sled behind an excited dog team, guests and their guide will mush through the forests in and around Kenai Fjords National Park. 

Exit Glacier Tour

Mush through a winter wonderland on the Exit Glacier By Dog Team Tour and experience the thrill of Alaska’s state sport. Guests new to dog sledding are able to guide their own five-dog team team on a  16-mile journey through the spruce trees and along the frozen rivers near Seward. Stop for snacks and warm drinks and the chance to take photos before heading back through Kenai Fjords National Park. 

Custom Winter Dog Sledding Tour

Looking for a longer dog sled adventure? The Seavey’s Ididaride Custom Iditarod Dog Sledding experience is a curated trip for those adrenaline junkies wanting to dive deeper into the mechanics of multi-day mushing in Alaska’s wild winter spaces. No experience is needed for this overnight dog sledding trip led by Iditarod musher Danny Seavey. Spend the days learning the ropes of dog sledding, from dog care to mushing strategies, and spend evenings in Seavey’s Ididaride’s comfortable accommodations along the trail. Listen to stories from past Iditarod races and feel the connection to winter wilderness as you travel through the scenescapes of Alaska. Some sections of the tour include mushing along the Iditarod National Historic Trail, an 1,100-mile route of main trail, and an additional 1,400 miles of ancillary trails winding through wilderness between Seward and Nome. 

Included in all Seward winter dog sledding trips are mushing lessons, winter gear, meals and snacks (where applicable), and the expansive landscapes around this beautiful section of Southcentral Alaska. These tours are most appropriate for guests with a sense of adventure, a desire to learn, and the ability to experience a variety of terrain in the midst of an Alaska winter. This is the trip of a lifetime, and makes a great gift for anyone who loves Alaska, dogs, and the history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.