Helicopter Icefield Excursion

Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour Excursion in Alaska
Price: $349.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
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. 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.

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  |  95 ReviewsReview This Tour
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
Fantastic Helo Excursion
September 22, 2019
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: Thomas Bennett
5 Stars
Best customer service
September 20, 2019
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: Li Sun
5 Stars
September 06, 2019
Absolutely amazing. Our pilot was awesome.
Reviewer: Maureen Almon
5 Stars
Awesome Glacier Adventure
September 02, 2019
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: Ryan
5 Stars
Worth every penny!
August 22, 2019
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!
Reviewer: Nena G.
5 Stars