Iditarod Race Sled Dog Tour

the world’s last great race

Tour Highlights

  • Sled dog mushing instruction (in graduated steps) by Iditarod mushers for two full days
  • Driving your own dog team (or riding in the sled basket if so desired) in a variety of locations
  • Visit kennel of top Iditarod contender
  • Attending the start of the Iditarod Race in Anchorage
  • Travel  by ski-plane to a remote homestead to view passing dog teams
  • Visit/overnight at official checkpoint Skwentna

Note: All modes of transportation, lodging, meals, supplementary arctic winter gear and instruction are included.

This trip can fill quickly – early reservation for this unique experience is highly recommended.

Iditarod Race Sled Dog Tour Tour Map

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Iditarod Sled Dog Tour Abbreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage-Hope: Gear check and visit to Race Headquarters; travel by road from Anchorage through the Kenai Mountains to overnight in log cabins in the tiny end of the road gold rush village of Hope on Cook Inlet; evening mushing “intro”

Day  2     Hope-Soldotna: Morning departure through Kenai Mountains to Soldotna. Afternoon at the kennel of our Iditarod musher, learning the mechanics of harnessing the dogs and the basic skills of piloting canine super athletes. In a graduated fashion, you’ll end the day with the satisfaction of having driven your own team. Overnight at a lodge on Longmere Lake.

Day  3     CoHo muskeg mush: A day of immersion with full teams in the beautiful flats on the edge of Cook Inlet, in alternatingly wooded and open terrain. Iditarod veterans, local mushers, and snowmachines will assist this exhilarating experience, where we’ll also visit the dog lot of a top five Iditarod finisher. Overnight back at the lodge.

Day  4     Soldotna-Hope: Now it’s time to head into the hills of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on the wonderful trails of the local racing association. By now you’re feeling like a veteran, contemplating racing yourself . . . Return to Hope and the cabins on Bear Creek.

Day  5     Hope-Skwentna Roadhouse: Travel to Anchorage; attend the indescribable start of the Iditarod; early afternoon departure from Lake Hood by bush ski-plane for flight to a remote homestead 70 air miles northwest; dinner and overnight at historic lodge

Day  6   Skwentna Roadhouse: Day to explore the neighborhood, watch the checkpoint preparations; dinner and bonfire rendezvous on the Skwentna River as the first dog teams come through the checkpoint (northern lights . . ?); second overnight at lodge

Day  7     Skwentna Roadhouse-Anchorage: Time to hang out at checkpoint; wander amongst the arriving mushers and race chaos; return flight to Anchorage and visit to bustling Race Headquarters

2018 Tour Dates & Pricing

Dates Trip Code Comments
7W1 Feb 28 – March 6 This trip fills early!
Cost per person: $4525
Group Size: Maximum of 6
Thanks again for leading us on an adventure through the last frontier. It took me a while when we got home to get used to seeing more robins than bald eagles, no moose wandering along the streets and seeing the stars when it actually got dark!
Abbie H. (aged 13) - Massachusetts
Everything was excellent- trip got better everyday! We experienced so much more than we ever imagined we would. The Alaskan "locals" were wonderful and full of information, the weather was great, the scenery was breathtaking.
 Cathy & Gary E. - New York
We still talk about our experiences on our Adventure Alaska trip all the time. Needless to say we had a wonderful time.
Denny & Debby G - Ohio
We had a great time with you, and do hope we can join you again, hopefully during the Iditarod…
Milli & Ken H. - Florida
We continue to be reminded of how lucky we were to be a part of such a unique touring company when we compare notes with our friends who have done the 'Cruise Ship Tour'.
Randy & Cora B - Connecticut