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Enjoy your hour long guided drive along Turnagain Arm to the scenic town of Girdwood where your Salmon Berry...

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Winter Dog Sled Tour

Drive your own Alaskan Husky dog sled team on an unforgettable winter experience with Dallas Seavey Racing! 

Price Per Person
$399
Duration
Full Day
Season(s)
DatesNovember 23 - April 10 (Weather Dependent)
Time(s)9am - 6pm

Dog Sledding is Alaska’s official state sport, and Salmon Berry Tours offers our most popular Arctic activity as a unique mushing school experience with Dallas Seavey Racing!

Your full day adventure begins with stress free transportation provided from Anchorage to Talkeetna, gateway to the Interior! Sit back and relax as Salmon Berry Tours navigates the snowy winter roads, allowing you to take in the pristine scenery while your local Alaskan driver-guide narrates the drive with history, fun...

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Dog Sledding is Alaska’s official state sport, and Salmon Berry Tours offers our most popular Arctic activity as a unique mushing school experience with Dallas Seavey Racing!

Your full day adventure begins with stress free transportation provided from Anchorage to Talkeetna, gateway to the Interior! Sit back and relax as Salmon Berry Tours navigates the snowy winter roads, allowing you to take in the pristine scenery while your local Alaskan driver-guide narrates the drive with history, fun facts, personal stories from life in the subarctic! Weather permitting, our drive will offer views of Mt. Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), the tallest mountain in North America, towering in the distance!

Once in Talkeetna, we embark on your training run at the homestead of Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod first place Champion, top three finisher in Norway’s 2018 Finnmarksløpet, youngest Yukon Quest first place Champion, and former star of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska! Here, you will go from being a dog sled enthusiast to an experienced musher! Meet the professional Iditarod mushers/handlers of Dallas Seavey Racing and genuine Iditarod champion Alaskan Huskies! Bond with your dog team while you receive a thorough explanation of the musher lifestyle, lingo, and an orientation of how to handle the huskies. With your newfound knowledge and confidence you’ll receive your dog sled equipment and help harnessing your team into the sled.

Each two guests will share a dog sled and a small dog team of 4-7 Alaskan Huskies for the 5 mile self drive mini expedition! Take off into the groomed dog sled trails of Talkeetna’s snowy boreal forest! For the first half of your ride, you will guide your four-legged team through snow capped birch trees with complete winter silence except for the occasional sound of the dogs barking with excitement, paws pounding, and the sled’s runners gliding across the snow, as you guide your dog team! Once you reach an opening in the forest, take a break for photo opportunities with your dog team as they bask in the sun and to alternate from standing to riding on the passenger bench! The final half of mushing will duplicate the Iditarod trail where you will visit replicas of official Iditarod checkpoints and other highlights of “The Last Great Race on Earth” until you cross the burled arch Finish Line!

During the total 5 miles, there will be a lead musher guiding and tail musher following for quality, safety, and comfort during your mush - both guiding the dogs and riding in the sled!

Now that you are no longer a rookie musher, you will have time to reward your dog team with treats at the kennel and meet Iditarod in training puppies! Alaskan Huskies are powerful athletes that are known for their affectionate, loyal, playful personalities -- and the puppies are no different! Make sure to take photos with the future Iditarod champion puppies before they’re famous!

Your all-inclusive tour allows you to warm up with a fresh cooked musher’s meal and hot beverages (provided) as well as complimentary snacks and bottled glacier wellness water throughout your adventure!

Conclude the thrills and adventures of your tour with transportation back to your Anchorage hotel!

Need additional outdoor winter gear for your tour? Salmon Berry provides snow-pants, boots, gloves, and more from our closet to our guests on this tour!

Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.

Day Tour Cancellation Policy: For cancellations outside of 14 days before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside of 14 days, no refund applies.

Salmon Berry Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Salmon Berry Tours is not affiliated with TravelSafe Insurance, nor do we offer any special discounts with them. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry Tours guest is instructive:

Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.

She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately. 

Live Chat Salmon Berry experts can assist with information and recommendations for your trip.

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