Iditarod Race Tour Options
Planet Earth Adventures offers several Iditarod Tour and Northern Lights (Aurora) packages to suit your needs. Choose from Race Start, Race Re-Start; checkpoint fly-out and Nome Finish Packages. We also offer packages that can combine the Iditarod Race with Northern Lights viewing in Fairbanks. Call us to arrange the right package for you!
Iditarod Race Start & Re-Start (2-Days)
CEREMONIAL START AND RACE RE-START IN WILLOW
Attend the ceremonial start and the official re-start of the Last Great Race in Alaska. This 2-day tour offers you a guided trip to the official start of the Iditarod and the race re-start in Willow the following day. Watch as your favorite mushers take off for their long journey across the vast Alaskan wilderness on their way to Nome. This package includes one night lodging in Anchorage and ground transportation both days.
Iditarod Race Start Tour (6-Days)
IDITAROD RACE START TOUR
Experience the unmatched excitement of the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Anchorage. This tour includes: attending the musher's banquet; the Iditarod Ceremonial Race Start on Anchorage's 4th Avenue on Saturday; the Iditarod Race Re-Start in Willow on Sunday; Fly-out to Rainy Pass checkpoint; Iditarod kennel visit with dog sledding and snow-machine tour. Includes lodging in Anchorage and Talkeetna.
Iditarod Race Finish in Nome (5-Days)
IDITAROD RACE FINISH IN NOME
Located on the edge of the Bering Sea on the Seward Peninsula, Nome is a vital hub for Northwest Alaska. Every year in March, Nome hosts the finish of one of the toughest sled dog races in the world. During the finish of the race Nome's population grows by approximately 1,000 people and turns Nome into what people everywhere warmly refer to as the "Mardi Gras of the North". With hundreds of events to participate in and the ability to rub elbows with some of the most notorious names in the dog mushing industry, the finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome is an event not to be missed.
Northern Lights Adventure (5-Days)
NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE
Experience the best places on earth to view the beautiful and mysterious northern lights. Bright curtains of yellow, green, red or even purple light brighten the night skies regularly. Fairbanks is situated underneath the aurora belt and its location provides Fairbanks a terrific balance of occurrence, frequency and activity.
Enjoy the soothing waters of Chena Hot Springs and experience the aurora from a heated "aurorium" cabin. During the day you have plenty of time for other activities at Chena. Visit the Ice Museum or the Santa Claus House in North Pole.