Dog Sledding on a Glacier? Check!

We were super excited about the prospect of taking a helicopter to the top of a glacier and then taking a spin on a dog sled. And it happened on a bright sunny day. The weather was cooperative and we made this dream come true!

Equipped with snow boots, we climbed aboard the helicopter. The 15-minute flight was exhilarating as the helicopter swooped over trees, lakes, oceans, and mountains to arrive atop a vast glacier. The scenery was amazing.

Apparently, all of the sled dogs are brought up to the camp on the glacier at the beginning of the season, and a caregiver is always camped out up here with them.

The sled ride consisted of making a giant loop atop the glacier within view of the camp. My sister and I both chose to stand on the sleds to get the full effect. To make sure the dogs are not over tired, we took two breaks during the ride. Understandably, the trail was very uneven so we had to balance on the sled but that made it much more fun.

Afterwards we were able to pet and get kisses from the dogs to our hearts' content! On the way down the pilot took a different route so we saw different scenery but equally exhilarating. We definitely recommend this excursion if your pocketbook and weather permit it!

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About Gwin's Lodge

Established by pioneers Pat and Helen Gwin, Gwin's Lodge first opened in January 1952, before Alaska was even a state.


They began harvesting logs from the surrounding Chugach National Forest in 1946. Gwin's Lodge is the oldest surviving roadside lodge on the Kenai Peninsula. 


Gwin's Lodge has been an iconic and historic landmark, well-known for delicious home cooking and comfortable lodging. 


Gwin's Lodge is under new ownership and management. The entire property has been renovated and remodeled.


Whether it's fishing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, scenic or whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, or hiking...  make Gwin's Lodge your Kenai Peninsula recreation headquarters! 


The amazing turquoise blue waters of the Kenai River and the crystal clear waters of the Russian River are home to Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, King Salmon, Dolly Varden, and Rainbow Trout.


This combined with the breathtaking forest, rivers, lakes, mountains, beaches, and abundant wildlife make the Kenai Peninsula a sportsman's paradise and perfect vacation getaway.