Iditarod Official Start Tour

Witness the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the renowned dog sledding adventure across Alaska.

Please note Iditarod start has moved to Fairbanks
Trip Code: 249CTA
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Accommodation: 4 nights
  • Starting at: $1299 / per person
  • Availability: March
  • Highlights: Based in Anchorage 4 nights, this Iditarod experience begins with the ceremonial start on snow covered city streets where you can have up-close viewing of this unique dog sledding event. The very next day, travel to the community of Willow for the official start. The following day get a bird's eye view of the Iditarod Trail itself as you go on a flightseeing tour to get a real time glimpse of the race in full action.

Tour Overview

Experience the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Be there for the ceremonial start and the official restart of this iconic dog sledding competition in Alaska. This tour features a four night stay in Anchorage and a guided trip to the official Iditarod Race Restart in Willow, Alaska. Here you see professional mushers take off for their long journey to Nome in Alaska’s Far North Region. You will also fly to one of the first check points along the Iditarod Trail and cheer on mushers, as they pass you. This Alaska winter tour is fun for the whole family!

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Transportation to and from the Iditarod race restart in Willow including hot food and drinks and access to a warm up tent near the starting line in Willow
  • Roundtrip flight to an Iditarod check point with lunch
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals unless noted above, transfers between your hotel, the airport and day tour starting points, and gratuities.


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Tour Itinerary



Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Arrive into Anchorage and transfer to your hotel by shuttle or on your own. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Offering an abundance of shopping, cultural attractions, and gourmet restaurants, Anchorage provides an excellent start to your vacation. Depending on your arrival, you may have time to take part in an optional tour such as flightseeing or a city tour (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight in Anchorage.


Day
2

Anchorage

Day at leisure in Anchorage today. Enjoy the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in downtown Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.


Day
3

Anchorage

Today, depart in the morning for Willow Lake, the location of the official start of the Iditarod. Spend the day cheering on the mushers and their teams as they start the long journey north. You will have access to hot food and drinks in a warm up tent along the trail start and a great view of the action. Return in the evening to overnight in Anchorage.


Day
4

Anchorage

Depart in the morning on a ski plane and fly over beautiful winter scenery and part of the Iditarod trail. Cheer on mushers as they are coming through the check point and experience the real race first hand. Lunch is included. Return in the afternoon for an overnight in Anchorage.


Day
5

Anchorage Departure

Depending on your departure time, you might have free time for some souvenir shopping or additional excursions. Transfer by shuttle or on your own to the airport. Depart or start an additional program.




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