#Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour (Plus Lower Glacier Landing)
The ultimate multi activity package: a helicopter tour, a dogsled tour and a landing on the lower glacier to explore the melt pools and crevasses. Depart by helicopter from Knik River Lodge, fly over glaciers and land on a snow field high in the mountains where the dogs and their mushers are waiting for you. Drive your sled-dog team on real snow in the middle of summer surrounded by amazing scenery. The mushers welcome you on the glacier and you enjoy a whole hour with Alaskan huskies that live here all summer long. Take the dog team for an exhilarating 2-mile ride through real snow. You can stand on the runners and mush your own dog team if you want, or just sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team. After your dogsled tour meet the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over a 1,000 miles long, meet the puppies and of course take pictures with your favorite dogs. After an hour the helicopter takes you down to the lower glacier where you land again for a second tour. Here you explore the blue melt pools, crevasses and other cool glacial features with your pilot/guide. We provide overboots so your shoes stay dry and crampons to wear while exploring the ice on the lower glacier. We have some extra jackets and warm gear you can borrow if needed.
- Helicopter flight over the majestic Chugach Range, Knik Glacier, Lake George and more - Includes a one-hour dogsled tour on real snow plus a 30-minute landing & tour on the lower glacier - Fly down the Great Gorge of the Knik, awarded National Landmark status for it’s beauty - Small group size, very personal tour - Better weather than Juneau, Skagway or Seward, virtually no cancellations - Excellent chances of seeing wildlife
Total tour time: 2 hours Flight time: 40 minutes
TYPES OF HELICOPTERS WE FLY
Alaska Helicopter Tours has multiple 3 passenger Robinson 44s. These helicopters have a per seat limit of 300 lbs and a total combine passenger weight limit of 600 lbs. If your passenger weight exceeds 600lbs or for parties of more than 3 guests, your party may be in 2 or 3 helicopters, but will always be together for the tour. (added bonus is everyone will have a window seat and you can take pictures and video of the other helicopter from the air) If a guest exceeds the 300 lb per seat limit we may have additional helicopter options. Please call 907-272-7777 for assistance in booking groups larger than 9 passengers or for additional helicopter options.