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Helicopter Icefield Excursion

Price: $355.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Scenic Glacier Tour via Helicopter

Take a thrilling helicopter tour of Alaska's magnificent glaciers before landing on one to explore it up close. This Alaska helicopter icefield excursion is perfect for adventurers of all ages.

To start off your helicopter icefield Juneau tour, the helpful and courteous ground crew will help you board your modern helicopter before take off on this fantastic Juneau glacier tour. In Alaska, helicopter tours are only the first step on your journey into the wild. Your experienced pilot will fly you over the enormous ice formations, deep-blue crevasses, and glistening ice rivers of Alaska while pointing out the once in a lifetime views out each window.

Your Juneau shore excursion will take you over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield as it heads toward the Herbert, Taku, Lemon, or Norris Glacier. Depending on weather conditions, your skilled pilot will choose the best glacier to touch down on, so you can do a little ice exploration.

Upon reaching your destination, your expert pilot becomes your knowledgeable guide, shutting down the helicopter to escort you on an informative, relaxing walk across the glacier. Your guide will give you some details on your natural surrounding and deep history of these immaculate ice formations. Snowshoes are provided to give you an authentic Alaskan experience on the frozen glacier.

After 20 minutes or so strolling the blue-hued face of the glacier, you'll climb back aboard the helicopter and lift off, watching your tracks in the snow disappear below you as you climb high into the crisp, cool air of Alaska. Your helicopter tour continues as you head back to the heliport and snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery of the Alaskan wilderness on the way.

The Juneau helicopter excursion lasts approximately one hour from the time it lifts off until it returns to the heliport, but will vary depending on which glacier your pilot determines to be the best on the day of your tour, based on weather and glacier conditions.

See the glaciers before they disappear on this truly unforgettable Juneau tour of Alaska's icy giants. Get the full picture of these behemoths from the helicopter before landing amongst the glaciers to get a greater understanding of their majesty.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
As you will be visiting a river of ice, dress in layers with a coat. Guests may also wish to bring gloves and a hat. Sunglasses are highly recommended for glare off the ice. You will be provided with glacier over-boots which fit over your tennis shoe or walking shoe. Shoes with heels can not be accommodated. Socks are highly recommended.
Restrictions
All guests, regardless of age must purchase a seat and be able to be belted in. Guests with limited mobility can be placed on helicopter, but cannot exit the helicopter on the glacier. Persons weighing more than 280 pounds fully-clothed must pay an additional fee.
5 Stars5Based On 60 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHelicopter Tour on GlacierAugust 31, 2017

Reviewer: Irene Scheffler
Perfect day for this! Great pilot! Very smooth ride, great views, informative guide/pilot, felt very safe on the Glacier with the special boots provided. Best part of my trip to Alaska!

5 StarsBest Excusion Ever!August 21, 2017

Reviewer: Tacy Loera
It was awesome! We both loved it! It's fun being up in a helicopter. It was great having special boots on to walk around on the icefield and explore some. Highly recommend.

4 StarsGlacier helicopter tour in JuneauAugust 14, 2017

Reviewer: D Lynch
It was interesting. I think they stuff too many people in the helicopter to the point where it was uncomfortable. One on the glacier, it was awesome. The pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. The people driving the pick up vans could be a little more personable. Overall it was fun. A little pricey for what you get.

5 StarsGlacier tourAugust 10, 2017

Reviewer: Felecia White
Graham was our guide. He was very professional and informative. The tour was breathtaking. It was one of the most memorable moments of our trip. We would not hesitate to do it again!

5 Starsamazing glacier experienceAugust 05, 2017

Reviewer: Yu Kuen Chung
amazing viewing of the glacier

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