Cruise under the stars on this nighttime dog sledding ride and enjoy a true Alaskan experience. Embark across the snowy terrain behind a team of huskies while keeping your eyes out in case Mother Nature provides a clear, constellation-filled night or northern lights show. Afterward, cozy up in a heated yurt with drinks and snacks and take it all in.
Need extra warm gear? We’ve got you covered. Arctic-quality parkas, snow pants, boots, hat, neck warmer, and mittens are provided for your use, free of charge.
229 per person
As you can imagine, dog sledding in Alaska is an iconic activity. While we get some reservations up to a year in advance, typically if you book 1-2 months ahead of time then you should be okay. Obvious exceptions to this are any major holidays and the weeks surrounding the start of the Iditarod (early March). The slowest period of the winter is mid-January to mid-February, all other times will generally get booked out.
If the day you want to go dog sledding is fully booked, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 907-793-0647 if you would like to be on the waitlist.
If you are driving yourself from Anchorage, you will head north on the Parks Hwy towards Wasilla. Make sure to stay left at the fork towards Wasilla/Palmer! From there, you drive through Wasilla and continue north toward Willow and Talkeetna. The night dog sledding ride is located at a professional racing kennel situated about 1h45min north of downtown Anchorage or 45min south of Talkeetna. Specific point-by-point driving directions will be emailed to you upon booking.
No, the northern lights are not guaranteed. Our focus is to give you the best dog sled ride you can get, and the rest is up to Mother Nature, who of course always has her own plans. You will get to enjoy the Alaska night sky behind a team of huskies, so no matter what you will have a truly unique experience. That said, a bright moon or starry night while dog sledding is what hooked many of us into the mushing lifestyle in the first place, so be careful!
You have the option of sitting or standing on the dog sled during the ride. Most of the time we use "tandem driver" dog sleds which have a seat up front and two standing positions, one of which is taken by the guide and the other by a guest. We also have more traditional dog sleds available where two or three people can sit up front, and other times we attach a "tag sled" to the main sled so that more than one person gets the chance to stand and feel what it's like to be a musher and drive a dog sled. Really all the various options are available as we have many sleds to choose from. During the ride itself, we will stop on the trail a few times and many people will also use that time to trade sled positions if they like.
Things happen, we understand. If you would like to cancel more than three days beforehand, we will provide a full refund. If you want to cancel less than three days beforehand, a 50% refund will be given. No shows will be charged full price. We also provide a full refund in cases of inclement road conditions and travel delays that affect your trip to Alaska.