Vacationing in Alaska, no matter where you go, offers museums, historic landmarks, wildlife, and native handcrafted artwork, all set amid a scenic landscape of islands, waterways, and snow-covered mountains. Activities abound for the Alaska visitor, from fishing charters, snorkeling, and hiking to panning for gold, scenic helicopter tours, and deep water crabbing.
A popular vacation adventure involves taking a Juneau dog sled tour across the ice fields of Mendenhall Glacier or Herbert Glacier. To access the dog camp, visitors are transported from a designated pick-up location, such as the cruise dock area or Mt Roberts Tramway, by helicopter to the dog sled camp. The route takes you over glacier peaks, waterways, and forest areas, an impromptu helicopter tour with outstanding scenic views along the route before landing at the camp.
A Juneau dog sled tour includes instructions for sledding, meeting the husky team, a safety check for proper gear and clothing, and photo opportunities before the tour begins. Depending on the type of tour selected, you may be driving the sled yourself over the ice field or riding in a sled guided by an experienced musher. When planning a Juneau dog sled tour, don't forget to bring proper clothing—warm outerwear, waterproof boots, gloves, a hat, and sunglasses.