The Iditarod: Experience the Spirit of Alaska
It doesn’t get more Alaska than the Iditarod. Come see for yourself as you meet mushers, go behind the scenes at Race Headquarters, explore Anchorage and enjoy the spirit of the race.
Rating (5)
Program No. 8148RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Revel in the festival atmosphere of “the Last Great Race” as the mushers and dog teams of the Iditarod set off from Anchorage to Nome and join spectators from around the globe converging in a carnival of winter fun. Rugged mountains, pristine tundra, expansive sea ice — the intrepid explorers are met with a mix of perilous obstacles and stark beauty on their 1,049-mile trek to glory surrounded by the mesmerizing Alaskan wilderness.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Dine with Iditarod mushers (and get their autographs) at the Musher’s Banquet and go behind the scenes at Race Headquarters.
  • Attend the festive ceremonial race start in Anchorage, then journey to Willow to see each team set off.
  • Experience the quaint, historic town of Talkeetna.

General Notes

This program takes place in Alaska in the wintertime. Therefore, be prepared for ice and snow-covered sidewalks and streets. The re-start of the race takes place on a frozen lake in Willow. Icy conditions exist everywhere! Bring proper footwear - warm, insulated boots with good tread are essential. Ice grippers or cleats are highly recommended. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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