This exciting excursion combines two of Alaska’s most popular attractions: the Mendenhall Glacier and a dog camp. In fact, the dog camp is located on the glacier, making this adventure a great way to experience Alaska’s unique landscape and lifestyle.
Season DatesMay 7 - September 8
Tour PriceAdults $589.95 (tax included)
Children $589.95 (tax included: no charge under 24 months)
Tour Highlights• Deep blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks are highlighted as you ascend 4,000 feet by helicopter to our Dog Camp on the Mendenhall Glacier.
• It's up to you! Mush like Iditarod greats, or relax, surrounded by the still, vast beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefield.
• Spend time with our professional mushers and Alaskan sled dogs, take photos with your own team of sled dogs, and meet a rowdy bunch of future mushing champs: sled dog puppies
Activity LevelModerate - Guests should be in good health and if any questions please have them contact their personal physician. All guests must be able to get in and out of the helicopter with an 18 inch step, with minimal assistance. Guests must be able to walk on the glacier for a minimum of 30 yards at a time on possible uneven slippery surfaces and must be able to walk/stand for 1 hour at the Dog Camp. Guests are not able to stay on the helicopter on the tour as the helicopter will drop them off and return to pick them up. Tour is not wheelchair accessible - No canes, crutches, wheelchairs, etc. allowed on the tour. TEMSCO can provide a walking stick on the glacier to help the guest if needed
Special NotesA $100 surcharge fee will be applied to guests who are 250 pounds and above (including all clothes, cameras, etc.). The surcharge fee will secure an extra half seat in the aircraft
InclusionsCoffee and tea provided at the helicopter facility, and NEOS glacier boots
What to BringWarm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, and rain gear if needed (no umbrellas allowed in the helicopter or on tour)
Cancellation10% cancellation fee from the time of the booking up until 24-hrs before the tour. There will be no refund for cancellations made less than 24-hrs prior to tour. In the event of a weather cancellation, guest will receive a 100% refund
After your transfer to the heliport from the pier, you will view a safety video, be outfitted with glacier boots and board the aircraft for your flight to spectacular Mendenhall Glacier and the dog camp. Along the way, enjoy informative narrative from the pilot and admire amazing views of lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier-carved peaks.
Soon you will land at Mendenhall Glacier’s one and only dog camp, where 240 Alaska Huskies will be excited to see you during your visit. A few of the dogs will be selected to pull you around in a sled while you take in the awe-inspiring scenery. You will have the option of helping the professional mushers drive the team or simply relaxing in the sled and witnessing the power of the dogs and the beauty of your surroundings.
You will have time to talk with the mushers, take pictures with the dogs and meet the camp’s adorable puppies before re-boarding your helicopter for the scenic return to the heliport. Here, warm yourself with a cup of hot coffee or tea and then enjoy the short motorcoach transfer to the pier.
Special Notes: Duration of the tour is approximate as transportation to heliport, flight routes and the time spent on the glacier may vary due to weather, road and glacier conditions.