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Tundra Express Helicopter Tour

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If you're short on time but still want to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Alaskan backcountry, look no further than the Tundra Express. This incredible two-hour expedition is one of the best Denali park excursions that doesn't require you to dedicate an entire day to a single tour. Instead, you'll soar over the majestic mountains and unique landscapes of Denali National Park, taking in the snow-covered peaks and incredible rock formations. You'll even catch a glimpse of Denali itself if you're lucky! Though brief, this fantastic Denali park excursion will let you touch down in the middle of the Alaskan tundra, allowing you to experience the beauty of Denali in more ways than one.

Departing from a base conveniently located near Denali National Park, the Tundra Express offers one of the most spectacular Denali park excursions. After a brief safety briefing, you'll soar over majestic peaks and rolling tundra for approximately 10 minutes before touching down in the heart of the Alaskan backcountry. Keep an eye out for the region's iconic wildlife, including bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This unique landscape is like no other, and as your knowledgeable pilot and guide takes you through the terrain and shares fascinating facts about the local flora, fauna, and landscape, be sure to take plenty of pictures. Once your hike is complete, you'll board the helicopter for a short flight back to the base, touching down one final time outside the Denali National Park. From there, you'll be free to explore the area and make the most of your day.

What's Included

We provide locked storage for the duration of your tour as we do not allow the following items: bags, purses, backpacks, camera cases, selfie or GoPro extender sticks (small or large), iPads, Kindles or any other Tablet device, drones, water bottles or liquids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can fit in the helicopter?
On average, each helicopter can accommodate up to six passengers, though this depends on the aircraft's weight and load capacity.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather conditions are simply too bad to fly, we will try to reschedule your booking to a later time of the day or a day that works for you. If you opt not to reschedule, or we are unable to accommodate you at a different time, we will provide you with a refund.
Will there be any wildlife sightings?
That depends entirely on the wildlife, but while this isn't a wildlife-viewing tour, there is a good chance you will be able to spot caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and perhaps even a bear! With a bit of luck, you may even be able to observe these creatures in their natural habitat.
Is this a child-friendly tour?
Yes! Children two years old or younger can travel for free, provided they are seated on an adult's lap. Older children, however, will be counted as a passenger and must have their own seats.
What if my group is larger than 6 people?
If your group is larger than six people, multiple aircraft will be utilized. The pilots will work together to try and ensure that the group arrives at the glacier at the same time, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Quick Facts


1h 50min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.