Helicopter Icefield Excursion

Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour Excursion in Alaska
Price: $425.00
ALL GUESTS MUST PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL WEIGHTS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON THE EXCURSION.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
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.
Restrictions All guests, regardless of age must purchase a seat and be able to be belted in. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Persons weighing 260 pounds or more, fully-clothed must pay an additional fee for the comfort seat. Not claiming the comfort seat or providing inaccurate weights may cause tour delays and cancellations without refunds.

Scenic Juneau Helicopter Icefield Glacier Tour

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 taking 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 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 detail on your natural surroundings and the 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.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  100 ReviewsReview This Tour
First Time
August 30, 2022
First time in a helicopter and I was a little nervous. After the first minute into the flight, all nerves went out the window and it became an incredible experience. Landing on a glacier was amazing. Walking on ice that was thousands of years old was unbelievable. We highly recommend this tour. Suggest is to bring an empty water bottle so that you can get a drink of glacier water.
Reviewer: Chuck Lombardo
5 Stars
Once in a lifetime experience
August 05, 2022
This was a once in a lifetime experience! Pricey but worth every penny of it and part of the money goes to preservation of the glaciers. Just awesome!
Reviewer: Dawn Ward
5 Stars
Ice fields in July
July 26, 2022
Most of your time is spent preparing to board the helicopter with a short safety video, instructions on how to board, etc. We were super excited to sit up front with our young pilot. She didn't say much during the flight as the motor and propeller was quite loud. The Glacier is amazing! Brilliant blue water is seen in small crevices and deep holes. You walk around for a bit, with care, as it's slick, even with the slip on ice shoes which are provided. It was very cold, even with the many layers I wore. I returned to the helicopter to sit inside and the pilot came unglued that I opened the door by myself, chastising me about how expensive doors are, were I to break it. She was a good pilot, but zero personality or people skills. The short flight back was unnarrated and the scenery is beautiful!
Reviewer: Carrie
4 Stars
Great experience!
July 25, 2022
We had an amazing time on the helicopter icefield excursion! The pilot was professional and made us feel comfortable. Exploring the icefield was such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Jennifer Trefelner
5 Stars
Breathtaking Expereince
October 19, 2021
Don't think, just do it. Worth every penny. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Knowledgeable staff and amazing pilots. We were taken to Hebert Glacier, away from the swarms of cruise excursions. Small groups made for a more personal experience. 100% would book this again if ever given the chance to return. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Reviewer: Kari Starzyk
5 Stars
Just DO IT!!
October 14, 2019
What an awesome experience! Our pilot Star (yep, that's his name) was amazing! The weather was great, we got to visit a glacier that was "less travelled". Star took his time with the flight, he was knowledgeable and the ride was so smooth. If you have the opportunity, take the time, take the chance and just do it! Once in a lifetime opportunity!
Reviewer: Valerie Chance
5 Stars