State of Alaska | Matt Hage

Dog Sledding

A powerful pack of huskies pulling a speeding dogsled and musher along a snow-packed trail: it’s the quintessential Alaska adventure and one that often fuels the daydreams of travelers.

It doesn’t have to be winter to drive a dog sled in Alaska. Get a taste of the one of the north’s greatest adventures in summer too! Summer sun and winter fun unite for a doggone good time. 

A quick and scenery-packed drive and an equally beautiful helicopter ride gets you on a glacier, where dog teams and drivers await. You can stand on the sled runners and drive the dog team yourself, or sit in the sled’s “basket” and gain an appreciation for the strength of the dog team. Just don’t forget your sunglasses – the handlers will take care of everything else.

Local mushers offer kennel tours and training rides no matter the season. Hang with a kennel that has Iditarod bloodlines and mushers who know their trails and tails. Cuddle with puppies - the future Iditarod champs - and get behind a team on your own dogsled adventure.