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Alaska Icefield Expeditions

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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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An abosolute amazing and best life journey experiance!

June 14, 2015 Helicopter and Dog Sledding on the Glacier My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and had planned an Alaska cruise. Booking nearly 15... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

June 14, 2015 Helicopter and Dog Sledding on the Glacier My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and had planned an Alaska cruise. Booking nearly 15 month's in advance (on Celebrity Cruises) we had plenty of time to review all the possible execursions. Coming from South Florida and my husband never having experianced snow before Alaska turned... More 

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

Hello MRoberts04, Thank you for allowing us to be part of your memorable occasion! It's always enjoyable for us to hear why people choose to visit us and what lend them to our "door". These types of stories always make us happy! We look forward to seeing you guys in another 40 years, if not sooner. :) Thank you for... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our glacier dog sledding experience was a highlight of our trip to Alaska! We took a helicopter from Juneau to the Mendenhall Glacier. The helicopter ride was short, but stunning. When we got to the glacier, we had on winter gear, but the weather was pleasant. We didn't wear any winter hats and our jackets were open. There were four... More 

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

Hello Mary C, It is always special when you can experience the glacier like you did, with pleasant weather and stunning views. We are so happy that you were able to come and visit. Thank you for your kind words and review. Take care, More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Our helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier provided safe, yet spectacular views. Upon arriving to the summer dog camp there on the glacier, we had an incredible experience! The staff, the dogs, the pups!!! Once in a lifetime kind of afternoon! This excursion would be great for ANY age if physically able!!!

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

Hello lkd1108, We are so glad you were able to come and play! While the trip to and from the glacier is quite amazing, it's also a joy to get out and then move around on what you've seen. Thank you for sharing with us your review and for the great pictures! Take care, More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Firstly, they pick you up in your hotel/cruiseship to their helicopter base. After a briefing, you fly in on of the helicopters to the glaciers (the views are breathtaking). Once you.ve landed, you ride the sled and have time to play with the dogs.... It is one of those "once in a life time experience". If you visit Juneau, don't... More 

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

Hello Rumentino, Thank you for your kind words and great review! While Juneau has many special places to go and things to see, getting up onto a glacier really puts things into perspective. We are so glad you were able to join us. Take care, More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

After days of seeing glaciers from an Alaskan cruise, we got to take a helicopter up to a valley where four glaciers came together on the Mendenhall Glacier. The helicopter ride over the top of the glacier would have been great, but landing on it and taking a dogsled around the basin was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The pilots were very... More 

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

Hello DonPhilbin, We are so glad that you were able join us and get up on a glacier after staring at them for so long! It is definitely a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" as you said. Thank you for you kind words. Take care, More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went on this tour last week with my family of six. We had a wonderful tour and really enjoyed the dog sledding. We were there on a warm day. The views were spectacular and the dog sledding was lots of fun. While the excursion was expensive I figured that this would be worthwhile. You only live once. Go for it

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

Hello rustyrudder, Thank you for your kind words and great review! The glacier is a magnificent place when it is clear and even better when it's warm! Thank you for joining us. Take care, More 

whitneyumr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

I loved my trip to Mendenhall Glacier via helicopter from Temsco. It was the most memorable event of our 5 day stay in Juneau. The views were absolutely wonderful. We had a very clear day and a smooth ride up to the Glacier. Once we landed on top of the glacier, I was completely mesmerized by the beautiful scenery in... More 

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

Hello whitneyumr, We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for sharing your experience and joining us. Take care, More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015

I chose this as a cruise excursion through Royal Caribbean. Dog sledding was THE thing I wanted to do while in Alaska so I bit the bullet and paid the $500ish to helicopter up and dogsled. While I knew the time was quoted to only be a couple hours, I had no idea how rushed I would feel. Yes the... More 

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

Hello JAK1221, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and are greatly appreciative that you shared your disappointment with us so that we can make the necessary adjustments for our future guests. We hope that when you look back on this experience you remember the fun and puppy kisses.... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

on our recent Regent Alaska cruise, this was the one excursion we were looking forward to for months. And it DID NOT disappoint at all. Matter of fact, it exceeded our expectations. From the amazing helicopter ride to dogsledding itself, it was even more exhilarating and fun that we thought it would be. Thanks to Tim and his team for... More 

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

Hello Adam H, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and that your expectations were exceeded. Take care, More 

Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my family's favorite excursion when we were on our cruise. Please see my review about Temsco for lots of detail about this whole excursion, including the dog sledding. Although this is the most expensive excursion we have ever done on a cruise...and we had to multiply it by 5 people...it was a once in a lifetime experience...and well... More 

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

Hello Brenda S, Thank you for joining us! We appreciate your review for us as well as for our partner company, TEMSCO. Take care, More 

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