Everything we do at Alaska Vacation Store is a custom creation. We spend time getting to know you and what you want and expect out of your visit to Alaska, and from our conversation, we put together a custom package for you. A few years back, we started offering Iditarod packages, and they have become very popular.
One thing that is a little different about our Iditarod packages is that while everyone’s package is custom, because everyone is coming for the same event, a lot of our guests end up crossing paths with each other throughout their trip. To be honest, I was a little concerned about that when we first started offering Iditarod packages – I assume that when people purchase a package with us that they want to be on their own and not a part of a group. But as it turns out, our Iditarod packages give you the opportunity to decide how much you want to interact with other race fans… so you have the benefits of a custom-designed trip, and the opportunity to make new friends who are traveling along with the race.
Our packages start in Anchorage, generally no later than the Thursday before the start of the race. Guests can choose their length of stay and the destinations and activities that they want to visit. Some guests stay all the way through to the end of the race, and others come only for the first few days.
If you are considering coming up for the Iditarod, now is the time to start planning your trip. The Iditarod has become very popular over the last few years, and lodging is becoming difficult to arrange in some of the locations. If you are considering going to Nome for the finish of the race, lodging there is particularly difficult to arrange… and we will only do the end of the race for guests if they purchase an entire race package… the reason being that we want to be able to accommodate our customers that are coming to view the entire race.
It is definitely not too early to start planning your trip. Contact us now to make sure we can put together your Iditarod adventure! The phone number is 877 692 5275.