Updated: Jul 20, 2022
Alaska is famed for its wildly romantic landscapes. Picture giant mountains, endless valleys, swirling aurora, frozen rivers, sparkling meadows of snow, steaming hot springs, enchanting forests of birch and spruce – and you and your own dog team traveling through it all. Our state is vast and home to an unbelievably diverse array of landscapes. From the Denali Highway to Alaska's Arctic, we have a multi-day dog sledding adventure for you!
Aurora Dog Sledding Tours
A two day, one night dog sledding/aurora viewing tour. Drive your own dog team through snowy boreal forest and frozen bogs. Our destination is our remote northern lights viewing camp or cabin, where a three course wilderness dinner will be prepared for you while you watch for swirls of aurora in the inky night sky. All-inclusive, from pick-up to drop-off.
Accommodations: Wilderness camping in a heated tent or a cozy log cabin in the White Mountains National Recreation Area.
Duration: 2 days, 1 night. This trip is approximately 30 miles roundtrip.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Dates: Available to book December through April.
Itineraries & Sign Up: https://www.arcticdogco.com/aurora-overnight-tours
Aurora Safari — 5 days, 4 nights.
Scheduled around the new moon, this immersive dog mushing aurora tour is unlike any other! We will travel by dog team into the remote, pristine wilderness of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. The White Mountains are marked by rolling black spruce forest, rocky limestone cliffs, open river valleys, and mountain ridges adorned with mystical black granite tors. These scenic vistas are characterized by low unobscured northern horizons, providing a dream backdrop for the aurora. It is estimated that visitors who stay in Fairbanks for three days have a 90% chance of viewing the northern lights. We maximize your chances with a 5 day, 4 night aurora tour scheduled during the darkest skies of the year.
Accommodations: Orientation night at our lodge; three nights in remote BLM log cabins.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights. This trip is approximately 80 miles roundtrip.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Dates: January 24-28, 2022; February 13-17, 2022; February 27-March 3, 2022; March 13-17, 2022 [sold out].
Itinerary & Sign Up: https://www.arcticdogco.com/winter-tours
Tolovana Hot Springs Tour — 4 days, 3 nights.
This is a trip that shows off the expansive beauty and hidden treasures of Interior Alaska. It involves scenic winter wilderness travel accentuated by a relaxing stint at backcountry hot springs. There is hardly anything more enjoyable than viewing the northern stars and shimmering aurora from a steaming hot tub, deep in the remote Alaskan wilderness! After a day of orientation and gear check at Arctic Dog Adventure Co, we will take one day to travel to the hot springs; have a rest day to soak and relax in the hot tubs; then take another day days to retrace our route to the trailhead. We travel along ridge lines and over local high points marked by windblown tundra and sastrugi. We wind through wind scoured bogs and sub alpine brush before dropping into the creek valley on the south side of Tolovana Dome that houses the natural hot springs and three beautiful cabins. Tolovana is an absolute oasis amidst the vast, harsh landscapes of Interior Alaska. Explore each of the three hot tubs that are spread along the hot springs ravine. In between soaks we will eat well, cuddle the sled dogs, and rejuvenate before our trek back to town.
Accommodations: Shared accommodations at our wilderness lodge on orientation night, two nights shared accommodations at a hot springs cabin, fully immersed in the rustic luxury that is Tolovana Hot Springs.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights. This trip includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Difficulty: Moderate to hard.
Dates: January 3-6, 2022 [sold out]; February 13-16, 2022.
Itinerary & Sign Up:https://youli.io/t/arctic-dog-adventure-company/tolovana-hot-springs-feb-2022
Denali Dream Expedition — 5 days, 4 nights.
This is an out-and-back trip along the remote and wild Denali Highway, an obscure dirt road that connects Denali National Park with the wilderness of the Wrangell St. Elias Mountains and the Copper River Valley of Eastern Alaska. The highway is closed in winter, totally snowed in and abandoned to all but the most hardy of winter travelers. The route parallels the majestic Alaska Range — home to North America’s largest mountain, Denali, and its formidable sister peaks, Mt. Deborah and Mt. Hayes. In the afternoon, winter alpenglow turns the mountains into pearly pink glowing gems — a sight to remember. Wildlife is abundant on this trip — moose, fox, caribou, and ptarmigan are most often spotted. Wolf packs range freely. We often follow their tracks on a trip that takes us across a high mountain plateau where caribou dot the landscape, and across the vast valley of the mighty Susitna River, carved tens of thousands of years ago during the last Ice Age. Run along ancient eskers and back again on this non-technical trip along one of America’s most remote and beautiful roads.
Accommodations: Enjoy two nights of shared accommodations at a remote "glamping" camp as well as three nights in shared rooms at the beautiful wilderness lodges located along the route. Private upgrades available.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights. This trip is approximately 130 miles roundtrip (not including road miles).
Dates: March 26-31, 2022.
Itinerary & Sign Up: https://youli.io/t/arctic-dog-adventure-company/denali-dream-expedition
Brooks Range Basecamp — 5 days, 4 nights.
Venture North up the remote and wild Dalton Highway to an Arctic mushing basecamp situated in the heart of the ancient Brooks Mountain Range. The route to basecamp cuts through the rolling hills of the Yukon River Valley, and traverses wild ancient plains dotted with granite tors before approaching the striking silhouette of the Brooks Range. Our destination is a boutique wilderness retreat center situated 63 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the small gold rush community of Wiseman. Here we will base the next few days of dog sledding and aurora viewing. Experience the magic & majesty of the Arctic in April with long days, lingering sunsets, snow capped mountains, migrating caribou and more.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights.
Dates: April 11-15, 2022.
Itinerary & Sign Up: https://youli.io/t/arctic-dog-adventure-company/brooks-range-basecamp
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