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1-hour Winter Dog Sledding in Fairbanks provided by 1st Alaska Tours

1-hour Winter Dog Sledding in Fairbanks

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Join a musher guide and a team of happy hounds for a half-day dog-mushing tour from Fairbanks. Ride as a passenger as you learn what it takes to lead a team of dogs, then give it a try yourself by taking the reins of the dog sled. Get chance to pet cute puppies in the kennel, and warm up in a cozy cabin before return transfer to your hotel.
  • Enjoy a dogsled ride on a half-day tour from Fairbanks
  • Learn about dog mushing in the present and past
  • Ride across the snowy terrain on a sled pulled by pups
  • Treat your dog-loving friends and family to an unforgettable experience
What to Expect
After pickup from your Fairbanks hotel, transfer to the dog-mushing base where you can get ready in a warm cabin. Today, dog mushing is primarily for sport and hobby, but it was once the only transportation available in the snowy wilderness of Alaska. Meet your guide and the dogs, and get bundled up in your cold-weather gear. Then take a seat in the dog sled and watch as the canine athletes work to pull your sled across the snow. Observe the dogs running through Alaska’s snow-covered landscape on this exhilarating ride. You can even take the reins for the chance to steer the sled. After your ride, you can visit the kennel to pet some off-duty pups, then warm up in the cabin before return transfer to your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operate.
  • The tour duration (includes transportation) is approximate 3 hours.
  • There is a maximum weight of 250 pounds per person.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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girlmrcs_1 wrote a review Mar 2020
McFarland, Wisconsin55 contributions9 helpful votes
This was an absolutely authentic experience, we had such a great time! We got to meet the puppies and dogs, every single one of them were friendly. If that isn't amazing in itself, the very friendly, dog loving guide answered about 10,000 questions I had! By the end of our one
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Trippytime wrote a review Feb 2020
Naperville IL11 contributions
Excellent outing! We got to meet some cute husky puppies, learned about these endurance athlete dogs, bred to run in miserable conditions. Jeff talked about dogs, races, mushers and handlers, feeding and raising of the dogs, their retirement transition, throughout a subzero
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Date of experience: February 2020
Joan L wrote a review Feb 2020
South Bend, Indiana195 contributions48 helpful votes
Had a great experience on our first dog sled ride! Got us all bundled up with extra layers, then took us to meet the puppies & dogs before loading up on the sled. Our driver was great, very knowledgeable. Tons of fun!
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Kathleen R wrote a review Feb 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We met and petted the dogs 🐕 and had a wonderful dog sled ride. Learned lots about the dogs, their breeding, their jobs and their personalities. Looking fireard to the next time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
kami wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
It was my first time experiencing dog sledding and I really enjoyed it! Joseph was my favorite guide throughout my whole trip, he was really nice and was very knowledgable about Fairbanks! I really enjoyed the ride back and forth from our hotel to the place.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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