Helicopter Icefield Excursion

Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour Excursion in Alaska
Excursion Highlights:
  • Soar by helicopter over Alaska's magnificent glaciers, then land on one for a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Fly over the rock formations and icefalls of Juneau Icefield
  • Photograph majestic Herbert, Taku, Lemon, or Norris glaciers
  • Snowshoe on a glacier and learn its natural history
  • Make memories on an unmissable Alaska heli-adventure
Price: $495.00
ALL GUESTS MUST PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL WEIGHTS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON THE EXCURSION.
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Don't think, just do it. Worth every penny. Once in a lifetime opportunity.
- Kari Starzyk
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 more than 260 pounds fully-clothed must pay an additional fee ($150) for the Comfor Seat. Not claiming the Comfort Seat or providing inaccurate weights may cause tour delays and cancellations without refunds. Please also note that lap children are NOT allowed, and each passenger must purchase a full fare ticket.

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.