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!
On our Hut to Hut Dog Sledding Adventures 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. Beautiful log cabins dot the landscape, spread out over the distance of a day's travel by dog sled.
Dates: January 28- February 2, 2023
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.
Dates: January 15-18, 2023
Each year we offer a later March excursion along the remote and wild Denali Highway, which 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.
Dates: March 26-31, 2023
Experience the magic of the Arctic in April, with long days, lingering sunsets, snow capped mountains, hidden mammoth tusks, migrating caribou, and shimmering spring aurora on our once-in-a-lifetime Arctic Circle Adventures. Head north for a 5 day basecamp dog sledding adventure based in the heart of the world's highest mountain range above the Arctic Circle: the Brooks Range. Our home for the week is Arctic Hive, an off grid boutique wilderness retreat center situated between the dramatic mountains of Gates of the Arctic National Park and the banks of the Koyukuk River in the historic gold rush community of Wiseman, Alaska. Here, in this spectacular location, is where we will base the next few days of epic dog sledding high above the Arctic Circle.
Dates: April 10-14, 2023
There is a special kind of magic in women-only tours. At Arctic Dog Adventure Co. our focus is on providing dog sled adventures that are challenging but empowering, no matter your gender. However, as a woman-led company, we are well aware of the pressures unique to women adventurers and look to offer a relaxed, supportive environment in which women-identifying travelers can learn dog sledding from a female leader and connect with like-minded travelers. Lead Guide & ADAC Owner Lisbet Norris is a three time-finisher of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and loves sharing her sport and passion with others, especially other women! That is why Lisbet is offering two women-only trips this season.
Dates: February 11-16, 2023
Not ready for a week in the woods yet? No problem! Try a two day, one night dog sledding 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.
Dates: Available to book November through March.