2022 Iditarod and Fur Rendezvous Self Drive

Tour length: 9 days

Price per person: $1054 USD Double Occupancy, $1750 USD Single Occupancy

Valid: February 27 to March 7, 2022

Experience two of Alaska’s premier winter events, the Fur Rendezvous festival and Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  Visit the Fur Rondy with ongoing fun from carnivals, races and art displays to fur auctions and ice bowling. View immense snow art sculptures in downtown. Get to the heart of Alaska’s winter wonderland with a stay in the historic village of Talkeetna. Be a part of the race action with a trip to the official starting line in Willow for fantastic up close photo ops. Relax at Alaska’s most luxurious resort, Alyeska. The perfect winter package offering unique opportunities for limitless winter adventures!

Sunday, February 27, 2022 Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage today. Check in to your hotel in the heart of downtown’s exciting business and visitors district, offering an unsurpassed location for your Alaskan adventure.  The rest of the evening is yours free to take part in Fur Rendezvous activities.

Monday, February 28, 2022 Anchorage – Girdwood

Today pick up your rental car (not included) and drive south to Girdwood. Check into The Hotel Alyeska for your overnight stay.  This evening, simply relax by the cozy fireplace in the hotel’s sitting lounge or take a dip in the saltwater pool or Jacuzzi. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Girdwood

Today is yours free to enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, or other optional activities at Alyeska, Alaska’s premier ski resort. Mt. Alyeska’s North Face features North America’s longest continuous double black run. Try the hotel’s award winning spa and mountaintop dining with endless views above the beautiful Turnagain Arm.

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

  

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Girdwood – Talkeetna

Transfer to the town of Talkeetna today where you’ll spend two nights at the exclusive Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Set on a ridge just above the town of Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers majestic views of the tallest peak in North America.

 

Meals: Breakfast 

 

Thursday, March 3, 2022 Talkeetna

Options for activities today include snowshoeing, cross country skiing or flight seeing above Mt. Denali.

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Friday, March 4, 2022 Talkeetna – Anchorage

Return to Anchorage and enjoy free time today for optional activities, Fur Rondy events, or souvenir shopping.  This evening, choose to experience the nightlife of Alaska’s largest city. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Saturday, March 5, 2022 Anchorage: Ceremonial Start of Iditarod

Gather in downtown Anchorage this morning for the start of “the last great race on earth”!  Enjoy the festive atmosphere and take pictures of your favorite mushers and their amazing dogs.

Iditarod mushers and their dog teams travel over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful and rugged terrain Mother Nature has to offer. Overnight in Anchorage.

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

Sunday, March 6, 2022 Anchorage – Willow: Official Iditarod Start (transfers included)

Today, witness a special event – the official starting line of the famous Iditarod Race!! Enjoy homemade scones and hot chocolate on the guided drive to Willow and once there, you’ll have access to hot, delicious food served in a warm-up tent all day. Salmon pate, Reindeer hot dogs, beefy chili, homemade brownies, and hot beverages.  A musher will start the race every two minutes until 5pm and you’ll stay the duration! Overnight in Anchorage

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Monday, March 7, 2022 Anchorage

Your tour comes to an end.  Return home and continue to follow the Iditarod race by visiting iditarod.com or watch the television news for updates!  

 

Meals: Breakfast

– Rental car is not included in total price.
– Meals are not included unless noted above.
– All bed and breakfast rooms are with private bath.