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About Juneau

The Alaskan capital of Juneau is full of contrasts with an interesting mix of ancient Alaskan traditions, western commercialism and bustling city life. Its dramatic hillside location and historical downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and its outdoorsy populace.

It's a wonderful holiday spot full of fun activities and fascinating sites and the shopping is fantastic. There are plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier.

Above and beyond the 4,000 foot mountains that create a dramatic backdrop for the city, lies the Juneau Icefield. This colossal ice mass is the pool from which about 30 glaciers flow, the most famous being Mendenhall Glacier. This glimmering blue-white ice giant is truly an impressive sight, and it is the most easily accessible glacier in Alaska. For an up-close and personal experience, try one of its many trails, which vary in length and difficulty.

 

Shore excursions in Juneau

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Sled Dog Discovery & Musher’s Camp

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 2¼ hours

This hands-on sled dog experience is great for all of the family.

An unforgettable Alaskan adventure awaits, as you speed across the stunning countryside on a thrilling sled ride.

You’ll venture from Juneau into the Tongass National Forest, a rainforest of majestic cedar, spruce, and hemlock trees, to meet a musher and his team of Alaskan huskies. A team of 14 competition standard dogs will then pull you in a wheeled summer sled through the incredible scenery. You’ll learn more about the dogs, the sleds and the trainers and meet some adorable husky puppies.

Back at camp, enjoy a refreshment of tea or coffee.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. There is some walking over uneven ground and the sled dog ride may be bumpy. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

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