Glacier-carved mountains unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your helicopter flight to the camp. The flight is about 15 to 20 minutes each way, depending on winds and weather. You will see that each glacier has its own personality.
As you land on the 20-30 feet of snow on Herbert Glacier, you will hear the 80 huskies barking their greeting, as they are as anxious to get moving as you are. You will have some time to chat with the mushers and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod backcountry experiences. You will be given instructions on stopping and using the brakes, if you want to drive the sled.
You will set out on a 1 1/2 to 2-mile loop and will be able to stop for photos, as well as to change places with your companion, if you wish. Your total time on the snow is one hour that you will never forget!
Instead of an immediate return to Juneau, you will helicopter to the lower level of the glacier for a 15-minute walkabout tour. This combination of dogsled and glacier walk give you the best of both worlds in Juneau!
The actual excursion length is approximately 2 hours from liftoff at the airport to return. The total trip length, including transfer time to and from the cruise ship pier, is approximately 3.5 hours.
Departures: 09:15 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 01:15 PM, 02:15 PM, 03:15 PM, 08:15 AM, 04:15 PM, 05:15 PM, 12:15 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Dress warmly and in layers. Often the temperature on the glacier is colder than you expect.
- You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip.
- Bring sunglasses.
- NO MINIMUM FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED.