Seward Glacier Dog Sled Tour
Take an adventure to Alaska's 4th of July Glacier in Girdwood Alaska
Your tour starts from Seward Airport for a short, scenic flight to the dog sledding camp on a remote glacier. The mushers will greet you at the helicopter and introduce you to the friendly Alaskan Huskies. The sled dogs are trained by our partner, Seavey’s Ididaride Kennel, owned by Mitch Seavey, a mushing legend and three-time Iditarod Champion. You’ll hear interesting facts about the dogs and the mushing lifestyle, how they care for the huskies and train them to pull.
Next, you’re on the sled for an exhilarating dog sled ride on the snow, surrounded by a gorgeous backdrop of glaciers and mountains. Stand on the runners and help drive the sled, or sit back and take in the views. Guests love meeting the affectionate dogs!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Enjoy a complimentary shuttle from one of our many pickup locations in Seward. If you’re driving, park your vehicle at our hangar at the Seward Airport. Please arrive 30-minutes before your scheduled tour time. At the hangar, you’ll be outfitted for mushing with waterproof layers and over-boots, and take part in a short safety briefing before your flight.
You’ll have a great view from every seat to enjoy the incredible scenery. Your experienced pilot will provide knowledgeable commentary during your journey. After the completion of your flight, our courtesy van will be waiting for a complimentary transfer to your destination in Seward.
When we land on the glacier, the dogs know exactly what it means—it’s time to run! They’ll be bouncing and barking with joy because it’s go-time! On the sled, you’ll travel in a 1-kilometer loop, either at a gentle trot or a healthy clip, depending on snow conditions and the kind of experience you want. Tours are suitable for all ages. We go in all conditions, even rain. It can be cool up on the glacier, so dress in layers, and we can provide waterproof layers and over-boots for you. Also, don’t forget your sunglasses, camera or GoPro!
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Free shuttle service available from many locations in the city of Seward.
- Cancel up to 7 days before your tour for a full refund. Cancellations within 7 days are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations within 24 hours are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
- If our staff cancels due to weather, no charges will apply and you will be refunded or rescheduled.
- Max. 6 passengers. We can accommodate larger groups with advance notice (please call).
- All tours require a 2 passenger minimum. Call us if you are traveling solo, we’ll add you to an existing reservation.
How long is the Glacier dog sledding tour?
The dog sled tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes hour long.
How long is the scenic flight to the glacier?
The scenic helicopter flight to the Alaskan glacier is approximately 10 minutes.
How long is the mushing portion of the tour?
You will mush the dog sled team for approximately 1.5 miles.
How many people can go at a time?
This dog sled tour is limited to 9 people. Larger groups, however, can be accommodated. For more information on having a large group up at our glacier, please call us at 907-224-8607.
What should I wear on the glacier?
We highly recommend having sunglasses while up on the glacier. We also recommend dressing in layers. A good windbreaker is also recommended, as it can be quite breezy on the glacier. Depending on the weather that day, the glacier can either be incredibly warm or it can be quite cool. By dressing in layers, you’ll be prepared regardless of the weather. We can provide sunglasses, gloves, boots, and jackets if you do not have your own and we have many sizes to choose from.
Will I be allowed to drive my own sled?
Our sleds are designed in such a way to give you the feel of driving your own dog team. Our guide, however, will always be with you.
When should I arrive for my tour?
You should arrive at least half an hour before your scheduled tour time, so that we may go over our safety briefing.
How far is Girdwood from Anchorage?
Girdwood is about a half an hour from Anchorage.
How often do you cancel tours due to weather?
We rarely cancel tours and if we do cancel a tour, it is usually only one specific tour time. If you have flexibility in your schedule we are typically able to put you in on another tour time.