Helicopter Flightseeing & Walk-about

Glacier WalkSpend an Hour on the Glacier! Sight Whales, Mountain Goats and Bears from your Helicopter window! Rainforest and Granite Peaks! Glacial Lakes and Icefalls! Easy yet Adventurous Guided Trek! All Gear & Snacks Provided! A favorite soft-adventure tour!

Discover the diversity of southeast Alaska’s landscape as you fly over the rainforest and granite peaks that surround the Juneau Icefield. This trip is a non-strenuous, 1-hour interpretive walk with stable boots and crampons. Your guide provides detailed explanations of the glacier environment, the surrounding area, and teaches proper use of the mountaineering equipment provided. There is plenty of time for photo opportunities. The amount of walking is moderate, over relatively flat to rolling terrain.

You will be outfitted with top quality mountaineering gear for your adventure. Rain and wind-proof jacket and pants, gloves, hard shell mountaineering boots provided for your comfort while on the ice. Crampons and a trekking pole are provided for superb balance and traction, enabling you to travel easily over the gently rolling landscape. A hip-pack with tissues, a granola bar, and bottled water are also provided.

Take off from the heliport in a modern turbine helicopter, soaring over the glaciers of the 1500 square-mile Juneau Icefield. The scenic terrain of mountain peaks and glacier icefalls and crevasses is revealed through the extraordinary visibility of the helicopter. The blue of the glacial lakes is spectacular. Your helicopter guide will explain the glacier features you will be seeing up-close and personal.

The helicopter touches down and your glacier experience begins. Spend one hour on the ice with a professional glacier guide teaching you basic mountaineering skills and the proper use of your equipment. Your guide will lead you on a hike that is both adventurous and easy. You will discover remarkable glacier features as you experience the magic of this landscape.

No experience is necessary though you should be physically fit and able to walk over uneven surfaces. The amount of walking is moderate, over relatively flat to rolling terrain. You’ll spend 30 min in helicopter; 1 hour on glacier

Duration: About 3 1/4 hours (30 min in helicopter; 1 hour on glacier). Includes time and transfers to heliport.

Activity Level: Minimal physical effort. Guests must be able to enter and exit the planes and also walk/hike over uneven surfaces.

Please note: Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and able to walk easily with gear over the gently rolling landscape Guests weighing 250 lbs or more will be charged an additional surcharge for the flight portion of the tour Children must be 12 years or older; participating with an accompanying parent/guardian.

Check Pricing & Request Reservation: NST-1