Day 8 - Official Iditarod Start/Tour Conclusion
An epic conclusion to a journey to remember, you have a full day
of fun to look forward to before returning home. The day starts on
the road, following along the Knik Arm and through charming small
towns en route to Willow, located just over 70 miles north of
Anchorage. The motorcoach stops at a local grocery store, so you
can pick up any lunch, snacks, or drinks you may want for the day.
On arrival, grab a spot near the start line, and get ready to watch
the official start of the Iditarod. This 1,100-mile race takes
between 10 and 20 days for racers to complete, and, as such, they
need a fantastic send-off. Based on weather and comfort, our goal
is to see as many start times as possible.
We return to Anchorage no later than 6:30 p.m. this evening, at
which time you are transferred to the international airport. Your
adventure through the north's winter wonderland concludes on
arrival. Return home with Alaska's traditions thoroughly ingrained
in your soul.
*If you'd prefer to fly out the following day or want spend more
time in Anchorage, opt to add a post night.