If you had to choose between the 2 excursions (dog sled and glacier landing) which would you do and why? When doing the dog sled excursion, do you actually land on the glacier and do you see as much as you would if you went on the Glacier Excursion?? Any advice would be great!
Thanks for the info. All this is so confusing since this is our first time going to Alaska. My husband is going to be more adventuresome and is doing a level 2 trekking on the glacier. I just didn't know if I should do the dog sledding or the glacier landing.
With a regular glacier helicopter landing you also get far more ice than with the glacier dog sledding excursions. Also for clairfication- you DO NOT drive your own sled, like implied above. You are in tantun with a driver. You can ride the breaks or ride in the basket. You are not making the decisions about commands.
If you want true dog sledding, head up in the winter and take their dog school classes. I did this a few years ago and experienced 3 trips since then.
can you recommend a company for dog sledding and glacier landings.
Temsco, ERA and Coastal are the 3 volume operators in Juneau. Check with the companies directly about the status of their dog camps, or book the excursion via the cruise line if that route suits you best.
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