Iditarod Tour | Anchorage, Alaska Day Tours, Winter Sled Dog | 907 Tours Alaska


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Iditarod Re-start

This could be you wishing your favorite musher good luck on their 2016 Iditarod journey! Here is John and Adara high-fiving Lance Mackey in 2013.

Being in Alaska is an adventure every day! We want you to experience authentic Alaska. Come along with us to watch the mushers as they begin racing on the Iditarod Trail after leaving the re-start in Willow.

Uniquely Alaskan!
AWAY FROM THE CROWDS - only 25 seats available.

This is the only locally offered tour that gets you on to the Iditarod Trail. You’ve already seen the count-down and the mushers starting in Anchorage. So, enjoy the race with us away from the crazy crowds at Willow Lake.

The Iditarod Race re-start begins 70 miles north of downtown Anchorage at 2 pm in Willow, Alaska. This is where the mushers turn serious as they begin their journey to Nome at 2 minute intervals.

Our day is full of adventure and fun. On the drive we chat about the experiences of the mushers we know, a few of them are Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and mid-distance race winners that are qualifiers for the Iditarod. We’re all dog and Iditarod lovers and we welcome conversation and race insights from you too.

We will take you beyond Willow Lake, to the wilderness of the Iditarod Trail where you will stand within feet of the mushers as they race on the Iditarod Trail to Nome. The teams are fully lined out and you can truly see the strength and beauty of these elite dogs. Call out to the mushers by name and wish them “good luck” as they whoosh by.

We stay until the last musher heads out on the trail.

Before heading out to the trail, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a warm meal ($7-$13) at a rustic near-by lodge.

Indoor bathroom facilities are available.

Willow, Alaska is located approximately 70 miles north of Anchorage. The drive is up the Glenn Highway around the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet to the Parks Highway. Drive north through Wasilla, home of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race that is now a large part of Alaska’s history and tradition. Yearly, Alaskans and guests from around the world volunteer for this race which has revitalized the sport of mushing world-wide. The ride takes place near Deshka Landing on the Susitna River. By road, this is as far as you can drive on the Iditarod Trail.

Pick up at your hotel in Anchorage or downtown location at 10 am. We try to get back into Anchorage before 8 pm.
10 hours


For this tour in 2018 we are taking reservations on on first come first served basis. We will put the first 25 guests on a confirmed reservation list after which we will have a waiting list. On or about February 21 we will be contacting you for payment. This is the approximate time when, if necessary, a decision will be made by the Iditarod Committee to move the re-start to Fairbanks.

If payment is not made in 72 hours from this notification, you will lose your spot and we will move guests up from the waiting list.

If the re-start is moved to Fairbanks, the tour will be cancelled and an alternative offered.

Please send us your request by filling in the form on the Reserve Your Place box below. Please be sure to request Iditarod Re-Start.

Pick up at your hotel in Anchorage or downtown location at 10 am. We try to get back into Anchorage before 8 pm.
10 hours
We greet our friend Allen Moore at the start of the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska. Allen had a stellar year with a 2013 win in the tough Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, Canada to Fairbanks, AK . He's won the Copper Basin 300 several times and in 2013 race season he won it again! His wife, the magnificent Aliy Zirkle was the first woman to win the Quest and finished second in the Iditarod in 2012 and 2013. Her time is coming.
Aliy Zirkle

John greets Aliy Zirkle as she speeds by on her way to Nome in the 2012 Iditarod.

Lance Mackey

“Thank you again for the trip of a life time. Here is the picture of Jack giving Lance Mackey a high five on the Trail.  I tell everyone that was when Lance said to Jack "Thanks Jack,  for coming out to support me". - Carrie Sarnicky

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Lance Mackey's dogs are running on air!

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Dee Dee Jonrowe - Always a Favorite