This 2014 Iditarod Race Tour Package combines our 5 Day Trail Tour with our 6 Day Nome Finish Tour at a $300 savings. This tour starts in the village of McGrath, an area steeped in Alaskan mining history and Athabaskan Indian culture. In McGrath we will visit the remnants of Old Town McGrath, the jumping off point for miners headed to the gold rush in Iditarod, Cripple and Ophir. We will visit the McGrath Museum and meet local experts on the history of the area. We will also fly to Nikolai and Takotna, traditional Athabaskan Indian villages. In McGrath, Nikolai and Takotna you will be cheering the mushers on as they enter and leave the checkpoints and visiting with them. Night time often bring spectacular displays of Northern Lights. You will find this tour to be richly rewarding in both the interaction you will have with the Iditarod racers and the local residents.
The Bering Sea is a unique environment and March is a wonderful time to experience it. Flying along the coastline as we visit the Unalakleet and White Mountain checkpoints gives us wonderful views of this frozen expanse. We then travel along the frozen coastline and surrounding snow covered hills by snowcat to the safety checkpoint, an experience you won't want to miss. In the villages of Unalakleet and White Mountain we will get a taste of the Inupiaq Eskimo culture and lifestyle. Plus, being at the finish line when the Iditarod Champion comes up the chute is a perfect finish to this fantastic tour.