2015 Iditarod Finish and Northern Lights Tour
Below is a selection of images from the 2015 Iditarod Finish & Northern Lights Tour. My guests had an amazing week in Nome.
If you want to find out more about the 2016 Iditarod Finish & Northern Lights Tour from March 13 – March 21, please visit www.wildalaskatravel.com for more details.
My Wild Alaska Travel guests fulfill their dream of mushing their own team through several miles of wild country near Nome.
My husband and I just returned from the “Iditarod Finish Tour” in Nome, AK. WOW, wow, wow. It was THE trip of a lifetime, no exaggeration. When my husband gave me this trip as a Christmas present, I could tell from Laurent’s video on his website it was going to be fantastic. But I had no idea how great it would really be until we spent the week with him. It’s a nonstop vacation, he goes to all lengths to make sure you’re seeing everything there is too see. We left wanting nothing more when it was over. Thank you Laurent for giving us the experience you did – we will definitely be back!! – Jodi Wollard, Monroe, WA –
One of the highlights of the tour – witnessing the magical northern lights!
I initially went on the Iditarod Finish & Northern Lights tour to fulfill a dream of getting to see the Northern Lights. Little did I know I would fall in love with the Iditarod. Seeing a musher and his team cross the ice from the air is a vision I’ll have burned into my memory forever. Thanks to Laurent for being flexible enough to provide the group with the best possible Iditarod experience. I can’t come up with one instance that stands out above any other. I am overwhelmed with emotion because every day was such a delight and thrill. Thanks to Laurent Dick for being flexible and ensuring we had the greatest trip ever!!! – Sherry Hale, Nashville, TN-
Watching a gorgeous sunset on the sea ice outside of Nome.
Dallas Seavey approaches the Burled Arch in Nome to earn his 3rd Iditarod win.
Snowmachined out to the Safety checkpoint and met many mushers along the trail, such as Aliy Zirkle near Cape Nome.
The dogs – the true athletes of the Iditarod!
Lance Mackey, left, and his brother Jason, mush on the sea ice near Nome during the 2015 Iditarod race. Both earned special awards at the Finishers Banquet in Nome last night. Lance earned the sportsmanship award forrescuing Scott Janssen’s dog team that he found on the sea ice near Koyuk. Lance hitched his team and Janssen’s team together and drove the 21 dogs into Koyuk. Jason earned the Mushers Choice award, which honors the race’s most inspirational musher. Jason won his award for helping his brother stay in the race after brutally cold temperatures damaged Lance’s hands. Both awards were decided by fellow mushers.
Wild Alaska Travel guests pose for a group picture on a beautiful day along the Iditarod trail.