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Alaska Icefield Expeditions

#21 of 85 Tours in Juneau
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Address: 10.5 Mile, Juneau, AK 99803
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Featuring Iditarod and Yukon Quest Athletes, Alaska Icefield Expeditions...

Featuring Iditarod and Yukon Quest Athletes, Alaska Icefield Expeditions executes summer dog sledding camps on the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau and the Denver Glacier outside of Skagway. Accessible only by helicopter, excursions include a combined 25-30 minutes of scenic flight time on the way to and from our glacier dog camps. Once in camp, you'll experience the musher way of life and meet the true athletes, the dogs, of Alaska's official state sport. Following introductions and instruction, you'll take to the sled for 25-30 minutes of mushing beneath the awe inspiring backdrop of the Juneau Ice Field.

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OMG!!! One of the best tours of my life!!! Must do if you can afford it.

This is pricey, but if you can afford it, go for it!!! First you get a helicopter ride to the glacier.(thats already 2 excursions. Helicopter ride, and a glacier), then you get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is pricey, but if you can afford it, go for it!!! First you get a helicopter ride to the glacier.(thats already 2 excursions. Helicopter ride, and a glacier), then you get to see how they live on the glacier, LOTS of info, a dogsled ride that you can steer, etc... (the dog sled ride is not too long, and... More 

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello lhooper1, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that it was "one of the best tours of 'your' life"!!. It is our goal to creat such memorable experiences for our guests and to hear comments such as yours, makes all the hard work worth it! Thank you for choosing us as one of your excursions, we'd... More 

Kingscliff, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful helicopter ride over the Mendenhall Glacier. Great experience on the dog sled with our guide. Lucky to have a stunning sunny day for lots of photos. Worth the money.

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello CathyofKingy, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself and that your experience was memorable. Thank you again for joining us. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Yes it is expensive, but the MEMORY WILL LAST A LIFETIME....long after the cost is forgotten. The helicopter ride provides you with amazing views of the Mendenhall Glacier before landing at the dog sled camp. Our Musher, May H. ensured we each had a turn up front, on each of the 2 sleds, as well as a chance to do... More 

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Ann J, It is our pleasure to offer this tour and it warms our hearts to hear that it becomes a lifetime meomory. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for mentioning May, we will make sure to pass along your kind words. Thank you again for joining us and choosing Alaska Icefield Expeditions as your Dog... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were on a Carnival cruise and this was available ... I must say we had to think about this a lot as it is very expensive, very. Well just the helicopter ride over the hills was worth the money to start with ... AMAZING ... INCREDIBLE ... the Alaskan scenery is beautiful and to see it from the air... More 

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello able58, We are so happy that you had such a great experience, we enjoyed you too!! Nothing beats those views, especially on a clear sunny day and having warmish weather like you mentioned just makes it better. We would love to see you again! Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Tiffin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was the best excursion on our trip. We had fairly clear weather, mild temperatures and terrific guides. We were flown over and onto Mendenhall Glacier, landed and met the mushers and dogs. We took turns riding and driving the training sleds. The puppies were adorable and rides were such a rush. Definitely recommend this and would do it again.

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello dsrobi, We are thrilled that you had such an amazing experience! Clear skies and good temperatures always make for an even more wonderful time. Thank you for choosing us as your Dog Sled Excursion and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Temsco Helicopters did an excellent job of getting us suited up for the adventure and flying us over the Mendenhall Glacier to the dog sled camp. Magnificent views! Once there, our family was able to greet the dogs and ride on a dog sled, stopping occasionally to change places on the lead/drag sleds so everyone got a chance to ride... More 

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Gabrielle N, We are thrilled that you were able to check off a bucket list item! This tour is amazing and it makes it even more enjoyable for us when our guests have a great time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The helicopter trip alone is magnificent. We did the dog sledding in July and had a wonderful musher Jesse Flory who made sure we all had the opportunity to ride the sled in different positions. He was very knowledgable and extremely good with the dogs. This was a lot of fun and highly recommend it.

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello Mandy B, Thank you so much for sharing your expeirence with us! We are glad that you had a lot of fun and will make sure to pass along your kind words about Jesse. Thank you again for joining us. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Helicopter to the top of Mendenhall Glacier and then ride a dog sled? Heck yes! It was awesome! Very well organized. We enjoyed every minute. Got to play with the dogs and snuggle the puppies. Learned a lot about dog sledding for our awesome guide, Chris. Worth every penny.

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello vdoyle82, Thank you for your review! It's a completely different world up there and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves and learned something new too! Thank you again for joining us. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We travelled by helicopter to the ice field and that in itself was a fantastic journey, views over mountains, green fields yielding to snow capped hills and finally the gleaming white of the mountains blanketed in thick white snow. Coming from the dry flat land of Australia it was gob dropping gorgeous. The ride on the dog sled was great... More 

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Christine T, Owner at Alaska Icefield Expeditions, responded to this review

Hello 62leighton, Thank you for your review and kind words. This is indeed an amazing journey and we are pleased that you choose us to have it with. We will make sure to pass along your thoughts to May Rose. Thank you again for joining us. Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We took a cruise excursion with a helicopter ride to the Mendenhall glacier and went dog-sledding. It was amazing and would do it again in a heart-beat!

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Hello Tenille2016, Thank you for joining us and sharing your review! We were happy to have you and look forward to seeing you again! Take care, Alaska Icefield Expeditions More 

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