Experience the 2019 Iditarod with Alaska's Premier Iditarod Race Tour Company

Since 1996 AIT has been providing clients 1st rate tours of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. We were the 1st company to offer tours of the Iditarod Race and still provide the highest rated tours. We now offer 9 different tours of the race, giving you a variety of Iditarod experiences to choose from. All of our Iditarod Tours include outstanding sightseeing, adventure and the opportunity to be a volunteer in this exciting sporting event. If you have ever wanted to experience Alaska and one of the most unique and exciting sporting events in the world, our tours are for you!

Great tour companies all have one thing in common- REPEAT CLIENTS!

For 2018 we had clients returning for their 3rd, 4th or even 7th time! All of our guided tours are tailored to maximize the amount of personal contact clients have with the race teams and mushers. Our clients have the opportunity to be volunteer handlers at the race start and finish and to assist at the checkpoints if they desire. But no matter which tour you select, you will have one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.

"If you want an upclose and personal experience of the Iditarod, he's the man that can give it to you" CBS host Michael Dixon.

Recently, CBS Radio's award winning travel show " Around the World in 60 Minutes" did a feature story on the Iditarod Race and selected our company to interview for Iditarod Race Tour packages. Click on the link below to listen to this short interview to get an overview of the tour packages we offer and why they chose to feature AIT.

Facebook iconClick the Facebook logo to access our library of videos we have shot of the Iditarod Race at checkpoints along the trail. Watch teams heading down 4th Ave. in Anchorage, leaving Willow and heading across Long Lake, coming into Nikolai, McGrath , Takotna, Unalakleet, White Mountain and Nome. If you are an Iditarod fan, our Facebook page is for you.

Northern Lights at Bettles LodgeClients on the 14 Day Nome Finish and Bettles Lodge Northern Lights Tour.

" We loved Pike’s Resort in Fairbanks, our room, the service and the food were excellent. Location couldn’t have been easier. Bettles was a whole new level; we were in the Aurora Lodge. At Bettles the whole experience was terrific; town tour, NPS briefing and movies, Aurora viewing station at float lake, dog sledding, snow machining, dry sauna, as well as snacks, drinks, comfortable seating, education on photo taking etc.... The rooms were so very comfortable, well equipped, and the service was both friendly and professional. The food - as good as Pingo’s in Nome The air transport up on Wright and then back on the Lodge’s Navajo both just perfect. And just to cap the whole thing off, we had TWO nights of lights on our 3 night stay . Again the service was top notch - we slept and were awakened by staff when the lights appeared. "

Many thanks, Ellie and Randy

Choose Your 2019 Iditarod Adventure From One of Our Tours Below

21 day Tour
21 Day Ultimate Iditarod Experience

February 26- March 18, 2019
11 Day Race Start and Checkpoints
11 Day Race Start / Checkpoints

February 26- March 8, 2019
14 day finish
14 Day Trail / Nome Finish Tour

March 4-18, 2019
10 Day Nome Finish Tour
10 Day Nome Finish Tour

March 9-18, 2019
6 Day Race Start Tour
6 Day Race Start Tour

February 26- March 4, 2019
5 Day Checkpoint Tour
5 Day Trail / Checkpoints Tour

March 4-8, 2019
14 Day Name and Chena Hot Springs
14 Day Nome Finish &Northern Lights at Chena Hot Springs Tour

March 4-18, 2019
14 Day Nome Finish and Bettles Lodge
14 Day Nome Finish & Northern Lights in the Brooks Range Tour

March 9-22, 2019
11 Day Race Start and Northern Lights
11 Day Race Start &Northern Lights

February 26- March 8, 2019
Northern Lights Tour

All Aurora Tour at Chena Hot Springs and Bettles Lodge

We have put together an incredible 8 day tour designed for the northern lights enthusiast who wants to maximize their aurora viewing experience. Our Northern Lights Tour takes you to two of the best places in Alaska for viewing the aurora: Chena Hot Springs Resort and Bettles Lodge. Chena Hot Springs is a rustic resort nestled in the Chena Hills and has a wonderful outdoor hot spring that is perfect for watching the aurora streak across the sky. Sixty miles away from Fairbanks, the resort is beyond the interference of the city's lights and even has heated viewing huts on a remote mountain to further enhance the viewing pleasure. Bettles Lodge is located above the Arctic Circle near the Brooks Range. Bettles Lodge is in the zone of highest aurora activity in Alaska and gives us the best possibilities for spectacular displays.

Dates: March 4-11, 2019 Cost : $4600 pp, double occupancy. Single supplement $700

Carol Hand with Jim Tweeto of Flying Alaska Seven Time Returning Client Carol Hand in Unalakleet with Jim Tweeto of the Flying Wild Alaska TV show

"We've travelled with Alaska Iditarod Tours for 7 years in a row, and we're so excited to be going an eighth time in March 2019. We followed the Iditarod online for years, and finally decided we had to see it once in person. It was so much fun that we just keep coming back. Visiting the checkpoints is one of the tour highlights for us. It's a chance to see remote native villages, and watching the teams arrive at a checkpoint is such a thrill. It's also an opportunity to watch the mushers and veterinarians interact with the dogs, up close and personal. We've made friends on the tour with people from all over the world. We keep in touch throughout the year, and some we see on the tour again every year. It's been so much fun to find people who share our love of Alaska, mushing, and the Iditarod. If you've ever thought about seeing the Iditarod in person,

I highly recommend these tours." Carol Hand