Helicopter Icefield Excursion
Scenic Helicopter Icefield Glacier Tour to Juneau
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.
This Juneau icefield helicopter tour 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.
Reviewer: Thomas Bennett
Booked Helicopter Icefield Excursion and it was truly a wonderful flight and experience. The pilot was very knowledgeable of the area and careful to warn passengers of hazards in the icy area where we landed. He monitored our safety, took photos and was very friendly to all aboard. I highly recommend this trip.
Reviewer: Li Sun
Unfortunately our tour was cancelled due to weather. However, Shore Excursions Group handled the refunds automatically and seamlessly back to my credit card accompanying a notification email. So I did not have to call or contact anyone to get the refund. I will no doubt be using them for future cruise excursions as they give me peace of mind about my booking.
Reviewer: Maureen Almon
Absolutely amazing. Our pilot was awesome.
We have been on several cruises and many shore excursions. This excursion is by far the most memorable for our family of five. Everything was professionally handled from preparation, to the helicopter ride, to being out on the glacier. It takes a lot to wow our 15, 12, and 10 year old boys. And they were in awe of God's amazing creation out on the glacier. Thank you for the amazing day!
Reviewer: Nena G.
We initially booked the mushing excursion, but due to weather and circumstances beyond shore excursions control, it had to be cancelled. To say we were disappointed was an understatement, but we were assured that the ice field excursion was amazing. They were right! The helicopter ride itself was exhilarating, and once on the ice field, it's like time stood still. The sky was clear and the ice glistened in the sun. We brought water bottles and scooped up the clean, fresh, delicious glacier water. Talk about bottled at the source. We were in awe and would do it all again!