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Our most recommended Alaska Dog Sledding & Husky Tours

Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner, & Northern Lights

1. Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner, & Northern Lights

Experience the beauty and wild side of Alaska. Yanking on their lines and ready to run, your dog team will be anxious to carry you away from your Fairbanks accommodation to this spectacular viewing of the Northern Lights. Most of the sled ride takes place in an open area so should the Aurora begin early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dogsled. The Aurora Borealis is one of the planet's most breathtaking phenomena. In Alaska, a land that stays dark for most of the winter, these spectacular lights bring the sky to life with other-worldly colors that shimmer and dance across the sky. The yurt is only a short drive from Fairbanks but far from the obstructing glare of city lights. Be treated to a hearty midnight dinner in an off-the-grid yurt.  Stay warm with hot drinks and lively conversation in the comfort of your yurt while waiting for the Aurora. The large north-facing windows of your yurt offer the perfect Aurora viewing opportunity. However, should you decide to go outside for photographs or a full view of the sky, you will need to dress in warm layers.

Fairbanks: Chena River Day Mushing Adventure Tour

2. Fairbanks: Chena River Day Mushing Adventure Tour

Get an authentic taste of the “Last Frontier” on this mushing tour experience in Fairbanks. Meet the dogs and experience the excitement with them as they power down a snowy trail. Visit the Chena River and take unbeatable photos. Start your experience getting to know your group of adventurers in an authentic Mongolian yurt warmed by a cozy wood stove. Once geared up for the elements (some winter gear provided), step outside to be introduced to your canine team. Learn about handling the huskies and how to harness and hook up a team, then take off into the snow. Mush amongst snow-capped black spruce down to the Chena River for a quick break to let the dogs roll around in the deep snow. Take advantage of beautiful sun-drenched photo opportunities with your fellow adventurers before returning back to the Mongolian yurt to warm up from the trail and get an opportunity to purchase souvenirs to remember the adventure.

Palmer: Glacier Dogsled & Helicopter Tour

3. Palmer: Glacier Dogsled & Helicopter Tour

Soar over Alaska on a spectacular helicopter ride above glaciers and icebergs. Search the skyline for moose, black bears, Dall sheep and mountain goats. Land on a glacier snow field and enjoy a whole hour with Alaskan sled dogs and their mushers who live here all summer long. Take the dog team for an exhilarating dogsled ride through snow, surrounded by amazing scenery. Overboots so your shoes stay dry, extra jackets and warm gear can be provided. Stand on the runners and mush your own dog team, or sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team. The length of this tour makes it perfect for any traveler. After the 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 take pictures with your favorite dogs. After your dogsled experience, the helicopter will fly over the lower glaciers where you can see the blue melt pools and the crevasses on your way back to the lodge.

Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

4. Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of dog sledding Alaskan Huskies in Fairbanks. Listen to a local guide and musher talk about their four-legged family members, who are raised as puppies and cared for by this elite team. Take in the beautiful scenery while gliding across the snowy Alaskan landscape and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing & Sledding in Alaska

5. 1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing & Sledding in Alaska

Your 1-hour dog mushing adventure begins right at your Fairbanks accommodation. You don't need to plan how to get here; get picked up and dropped off at your Fairbanks hotel. Today it is a fascinating sport and hobby. But it was once the only means of transportation through the snowy lands of old time Alaska. Break away and mush into the twilight of the Alaskan wilderness. Experience the thrill, enjoy the landscape and feel those dogs work as they whisk you at surprising speeds, pulling on the leash of the dog sled.

Fairbanks: Fall Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

6. Fairbanks: Fall Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

Find out how mushers improvise by using utility terrain vehicles to mush through the stunning fall landscape when there is no snow. Experience the sheer excitement of fall training when the dogs get back in harness after a long summer break. Get hands-on with the Alaskan Huskies and learn how to harness and hook the team. Sip some hot apple cider. Tour the town known as the "Mushing Capital of the World" with over 40 different sled dog kennels in the area and hundreds of miles of trail. Enjoy this 1-1.5 hour private experience that is catered to the group's preferences and guided by a passionate guide.

Willow: Summer Dog Sledding Ride in Alaska

7. Willow: Summer Dog Sledding Ride in Alaska

Take a summertime sled ride near Willow in a 2-seater cart specially designed for dog mushing. Be greeted by a guide and a yard full of excited dogs. Get away from noisy motors and traffic on a secluded trail. Later, take a nature walk and see a demonstration of winter sledding gear. Just an hour drive north of Anchorage, and only 45 minutes north of Palmer, come meet the dogs and watch their energy levels skyrocket as your guide gets the team ready to go. Then, hit private trails for a 1-2 mile run, depending on weather conditions, and be fully immersed in the wild. The carts are 100% dog-powered so you can take in the natural sounds around you. Keep your eyes peeled as you may catch a glimpse of a moose, fox, lynx, black bear, or bald eagle. Make several stops along the way to give the dogs a chance to cool down and take photos with them. Once back in the kennel, watch the dogs energetically dive into kiddie pools and zip around. They'll usually make their way over to you for a cuddle or two before taking off again. Treat yourself to some cookies and water to rehydrate. Next, head out on a nature walk to a wooden pavilion with views of Denali for a hands-on presentation of the training gear used in wintertime. Check out Iditarod race sleds and try stepping onto the runners. Slip on this year's Iditarod race bib and get into the shoes of an Alaskan musher. Hear personal tales of the race tracks from your guide. Conclude the tour in an indoor gift shop where you can see more racing memorabilia and check out race team swag.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Truly the most magical night I have ever experienced!!! The guides were so friendly & amazing, the sled ride was magical, the dogs were darling and oh so lovable, and the northern lights brought me to tears!!! Highly recommend!!! Best experience in Fairbanks on our trip! Words can not express the gratitude I am still feeling 3 days later.

It was an awesome tour to have in Fairbanks. Our musher, Amanda, is knowledgeable and patient with all our questions during the trip. Highly recommend to other travelers.

This trip was a blast!! Laura was an awesome musher!! I can’t say enough good things about this group, very informative during the trip

So much fun! A must do while visiting Fairbanks. Friendly mushers, and friendly dogs. Can’t forget the beautiful scenery.

Luther is great! He is very passionate about dog sledding. I learned so much from him.