2018 Iditarod Race Start and Northern Lights Tour Package This tour is designed to let you experience all of the excitement of the race start, plus visit one of the best places in Alaska for northern lights viewing and see the World Ice Art Carving Championships. We start this tour with an incredible 7 hour trip to Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey's kennel. Here you will tour the kennel, learn about dog mushing and take a dog sled ride! At the Iditarod Race Banquet you will mingle with the mushers, have photo ops with them and the opportunity to wish them well. Clients have the option to go through the dog handler certification that allows them to help bring the sled dogs up to the starting line at the Race start. How exciting is that for Iditarod fans! Optional activities at Alyeska include dog sled rides, snowmobiling, helicopter rides and of course skiing. With all the excitement of the Iditarod Race start, 1st rate lodging and meals and the spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing, this Idiatrod Race Tour is a wonderful introduction to the Iditarod and will one you will truly enjoy.
The aurora borealis has fascinated man for centuries and is truly a natural wonder no one should miss. Bands of green, red, purple and white streaking across the sky are symbolic of winter nights in the arctic. This tour takes you to one of the best places in Alaska for viewing the aurora: Chena Hot Springs Resort . Chena Hot Springs is a rustic resort nestled in the Chena Hills and has a wonderful outdoor pool 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. Optional activities such as dogmushing, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and snowshoeing make it the perfect place for a winter getaway.
Our tour also spends time in Fairbanks visiting local museums and galleries and the spectacular World Ice Art Championship. Contestants from all over the world come to Fairbanks in March to match their ice carving skills against each other. Using one ton blocks of crystal clear ice, these contestants carve massive figures of incredible detail and realism. We will watch the carvers at work and also have a chance to view the finished pieces.