- Things to Do in Palmer
- Knik Helicopter Glacier Dog Sled Tour
An exceptional combo of three of Alaska's top experiences, this 90-minute tour takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Colony Glacier sled dog camp. The trip starts with a helicopter sightseeing flight into the Knik River valley. The pilot is also a guide, describing the landscape and science of Alaskan glaciers throughout the flight. The scenery changes quickly, morphing from forested mountains to empty snowfields. When guests land on the bright white glacier, they're in an entirely different world from where they started.
Excitement as the team pulls into the snowy expanse.
Iditarod mushers and a sled dog team live on the glacier in the summer. The conditions are ideal for training, especially for younger pups just starting out. The mushers give a talk about training and more, telling stories of the Iditarod and introducing guests to the team.
Soon it's time for a ride. The sled dogs catch on quickly, jumping and yipping as soon as the harnesses come out. One at a time, the musher walks the enthusiastic dogs to the line. Securely clipped in, they impatiently push into their harnesses as the full team is assembled, guests situated onto the sled, and command given to run. Suddenly it's quiet but for the rasp of sled runners as the team pulls into the snowy expanse. Once every guest has had their chance on the sled and time with the dogs, the tour concludes with a return helicopter flight.
The tour operator provides guests with overboots to keep shoes dry and windproof/waterproof gear as needed. The tour takes nine guests maximum.
What to Bring
The temperature on Colony Glacier ranges widely depending on the weather, so dress in layers. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring gloves, a hat, and a warm jacket. Don't forget sunglasses and a camera.
To calculate accurate weight and balance for the aircraft, each passenger must provide their weight when making a reservation.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour departs from the operator's Knik River Valley Base at the Alaska Glacier Lodge. Transfers are available from select Anchorage locations. There is free parking at the lodge for self-drive guests.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rates apply to children under the age of 12. Infants under the age of 2 may travel for free but must sit on an adult's lap.
|5/1/23 (M) to 9/10/23 (Su)5/1/23 (M) to 9/10/23 (Su)||Adult: $579.00||Child: $529.00||Infant: $0.00||Comfort Class: $729.00|
|The rates above do not include taxes/fees of 3% and are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 8:30 AM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 10:15 AM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 12:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 2:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 4:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 6:15 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
Select a departure below to see current availability. If your desired date is sold out (red) we will do our best to find an alternative, but we may not be able to accommodate your request.
- Price $579 + Tax
- Duration 95 Minutes
- Departures 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:15 PM
- Operating Dates Daily from 5/1/2023 to 9/10/2023
- Activity Level Very Active
- Overboots and windproof gear.
- Dog sled ride on Colony Glacier.
- Small, personalized tour experience.
- 35-minute roundtrip helicopter flight.
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