Helicopter Icefield Excursion

Price: $355.00
This tour operates from April to October.
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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
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
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. There is a no bag policy in the helicopter. Safe storage will be provided at the office.
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 68 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHelicopter Icefield ExcursionOctober 06, 2017

Reviewer: Margaret Tillis
Wonderful! what a ride. I will admit, i was nervous, but our pilot was great. Loved the walking on the ice, and drinking the water! This was great trip. Would recommend.

5 StarsSplurge and take this excursion...you won't regretOctober 05, 2017

Reviewer: Hahna
This was the most magical experience and the highlight of an amazing trip. We were on the fence about spending the money and whether to book through the cruise line or through costco. So happy we booked through costco with Shore Excursions...this trip was amazing!!! My 4 year old loved every minute of it and the views and helicopter ride were spectacular.

5 StarsBeautiful Scenery October 03, 2017

Reviewer: Aretha Sales
Oh My!!!!! This ride was worth every dime!!!!! The scenery from the helicopter ride was breathtaking, then we landed on the glacier and walk around for a while!!!!!! Just Beautiful!!!!!!!!

5 StarsBest of the bestSeptember 28, 2017

Reviewer: Cande Maxie
The helicopter trip was the highlight of the trip. Breathtakingly beautiful. Pilot was awesome. If I ever go back that will be 1st on my list.

5 StarsStunning Glacier ExperienceSeptember 25, 2017

Reviewer: Albert Kopp
One of the highlights of our Alaska cruise was the helicopter excursion we took in Juneau to the glaciers. There were just 4 of us on our helicopter with our pilot and he gave us a great scenic tour before landing on the glacier, which was a thrill. As a keen photographer I managed to get many excellent shots, both of the people as well as if the glacier and the crevices with the brilliant blue colors. An unforgettable experience with a great pilot!

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