Every year in March, Nome hosts the finish of one of the toughest sled dog races in the world. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a 1,049 mile trek through some of the most extreme wilderness in the nation. The first Iditarod race was held in 1973 and has been extremely popular ever since. During the finish of the race Nome’s population grows by approximately 1,000 people and turns Nome into what people everywhere warmly refer to as the “Mardi Gras of the North”. With hundreds of events to participate in and the ability to rub elbows with some of the most notorious names in the dog mushing industry, the finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome is an event not to be missed.
There is tons of fun to be had during Iditarod in Nome. In addition to the Iditarod Events Calendar, below are some other suggestions of things to do while Iditaroding in Nome!
Experience the Iditarod like never before with a custom 10 day Iditarod tour following mushers from Elim to Nome with a snow machine to the finish.
See our Winter Tours and Guides Page for additional activities during your visit to Nome.