NOVA is Alaska’s oldest family-owned and operated river rafting tour company still under original ownership with over 46 years in business. Since 1975, NOVA has accomplished many firsts throughout the state becoming a recognized pioneer for the industry of guided adventure travel within Alaska. We were the first company to offer commercial rafting on Alaskan rivers and the first to offer commercial hikes and ice climbing tours on the Matanuska Glacier. NOVA’s expertise in these outdoor disciplines and the Alaska theater is unsurpassed and has continued to grow through the years to include combination trips that offer river, mountain and glacier experiences together creating even more unique opportunities to explore the beauty of Alaska.
*Available Year Round
Starting at $899 per person
(2 Person Minimum)
Starting at $1049 per person
(2 Person Minimum)
Starting at $799 per person
(2 Person Minimum)
Starting at $999 per person
Starting at $849 per person
(2 Person Minimum)
Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The
Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The
Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable
pups. You ‘ll be greeted and shown to your overnight accommodations on the 160
acre property that offers views of the Talkeetna, Chugach and Alaska Mountain
Ranges. Enjoy a night’s stay in a comfortable and cozy yurt…with a woodstove for
added ambiance. Choose between an evening dog sled ride (offered only to yurt
guests) or a morning mushing experience. In the spring and summer get pulled on a
cart, specially designed by Nic for a unique riding adventure, and in the winter
enjoy a snowy ride on a traditional dog sled.
“Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run!”
Just a little bit more flight time, but a lot more air covered when you opt for a full 60 minutes in the helicopter. Experience unobstructed, bird’s eye views of stunning mountain peaks, local wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain, iceberg filled lakes and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path based on your bucket list items to see and let your pilot show you what you would be missing if you stayed on the ground! An hour flying in the chopper and you will have a new favorite mode of transport!
“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter pilot takes you on an epic flying adventure. Experience exceptional, unobstructed views of the last frontier from the air. Take flight over stunning mountain peaks and have the opportunity to spot wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path and destination based on your bucket list items to see. This adventure allows you to choose your number of landings and landing locations: step foot on the exposed ice of a glacier in the Knik Valley and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs, a rocky beach at the face of a dramatic ice wall, and/or let your pilot take you to their favorite landing location! A multiple landing flight is the best option for those seeking varied landscapes for photographic opportunities and filming events.
*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice”
“wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue infamous of glacier views.”
“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time and up to 45 minutes on the glacier!
*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue
infamous of glacier views.”
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