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IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE TOURS

Witness the excitement of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska! Extending for over 1049 miles through some of the roughest, toughest country in North America, mushers and their dog teams race from Anchorage to Nome. The mushers face an incredible journey, bitter cold, fierce winds and long, lonely hours of darkness. Experiencing the race start, an official Iditarod Trail check point, and enjoying winter in Alaska is an unforgettable adventure.

We offer a wide selection of our tours that make you part of this spectacular event, from fully guided adventures to independent packages. The 2014 Iditarod race starts March 1. 

Experience Iditarod - Official Race Start Program
From $269 per person, 
based on double occupancy

 

Duration: 0 days
March 1, 2014 from Anchorage (2-3 nights)

Experience the official restart of the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. This tour features a two night stay in Anchorage and a guided trip to the official Iditarod Race Restart in Willow, Alaska. Here you see the mushers take off for their long journey to Nome. With the longer program option you will also fly to one of the first check points along the Iditarod trail and cheer on mushers, as they are coming through.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Program A
From $1997 per person, 
based on double occupancy

 

Duration: 7 days
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Experience the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with a local guide who provides insights about The Last Great Race on Earth, and activities surrounding it. Start with the Mushers Banquet.  Next do some sightseeing around the Anchorage area, including a visit to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art  as well as Alyeska Ski Resort where we take a scenic tram ride up the mountain.  The next few days are spent watching the mushers in action with the ceremonial race in Anchorage, followed by the official race start in Willow.  Also included is a flightseeing tour to Mt. McKinley with landing at an official race check point. Our finale is a private visit to Iditarod veteran Vern Halter's kennel to mingle with sled dogs and ride behind a team of sled dogs!
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Guided Tour B
March 1, 2014 from Anchorage (4 nights)

This guided program is an introduction to the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Its focus is upon the excitement of the Race start and the Checkpoints on the South side of the Alaska Range of mountains up and to Rainy Pass. Highlights include the opportunities to be a musher handler inside the chute at the Ceremonial Start, be a Race Volunteer/road crossing guard at the Official Start, visit the race kennel of an Iditarod Champion, mush your own dog team along a groomed trail, drive a snowmobile, visit Race checkpoints by ski plane and have a grand aerial tour of Mt. McKinley.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Guided Tour C (all the way to Nome!)
March 1, 2014 Anchorage to Nome (12 nights)

The Ultimate Iditarod Experience! This guided program follows the entire 1,049 miles of the Iditarod Race Trail by ski plane. This 13 day, 12 night tour begins in Anchorage on the first Saturday in March and utilizes a small ski-plane to fly over the Iditarod trail sled dog race from checkpoint to checkpoint. While the focus is on the sled dog race, the overall experience provides a rich and detailed look at Alaska, its people and the local winter activities. During the program, you will keep pace with the Race leaders and have the opportunity to visit multiple checkpoints each day. You will have hands-on experience mushing a dog team, fishing through the ice, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing. The tour also includes a grand flightseeing tour around Mt. McKinley. This tour is a unique expedition across regions of Alaska few ever get to visit!
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Guided Tour D (the finish line!)
March 9, 2014 from Unalakleet (4 nights)

Experience the excitement of cheering the Iditarod champion under Nome's burled arch, as well as the Eskimo culture of the Bering Sea coast and the rich human and natural history of Nome and the surrounding Seward Peninsula. Highlights of this tour include watching the winner and runners-up mush into Nome, ski plane flights to White Mountain and other Norton Sound checkpoints, a snowmobile tour back along the trail to Safety checkpoint, an aerial tour of Seward Peninsula, wildlife viewing of caribou, Musk Oxen, moose and other animals, a visit and tour of a coastal Eskimo village and an opportunity to witness and interpret the legendary history of Nome.

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