A number of Iditarod and Yukon Quest mushing champions have turned their love of the sport into a thriving tour business. While winter is high season for dog sled racing, you can experience the best Alaska dog sled tours year-round.
Winter Dog Sled Tours
In winter you can experience dog mushing on a classic dog sled as you glide across the snowy landscape. Winter tours are typically smaller with just one or two guests per sled, plus the musher. Visit lively dog kennels and learn hands-on mushing techniques. Some backcountry winter lodging options will transport you to their properties via dog sled for a truly unique Alaska experience.
Summer Dog Sled Tours
Even without snow, summer offers plenty of dog sled tour opportunities. Most mushers’ kennels offer tours and demonstrations where you can learn about the history of the sport, how the dogs are trained, and pet the dogs and puppies. Then, you’ll climb aboard a wheeled cart pulled by the dog team so you can experience the thrill of dog mushing for yourself. If you’re keen to get on the snow, join a helicopter dog sled tour, where you’ll take a helicopter up to a glacier and ride a dog sled on the snow and ice under the endless summer sun.