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Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek

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Have you dreamt of soaring over snow-capped peaks, exploring remote glaciers by foot, and climbing ancient blocks of ice? If so, your search for the best experience ends with this Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek! With three hours spent on the glacier, this excursion offers the most in-depth glacier exploration of all Juneau Alaska tours. Designed to delight adventurous spirits looking for fun off the beaten path, this tour has it all. You'll begin by taking to the skies to gain a unique perspective of the many glaciers and mountain ranges in Juneau. Then, explore fascinating glacial features and practice ice-climbing under the supervision of knowledgeable and highly-experienced guides. You'll navigate around the ever-changing frozen terrain, filling up your water bottle with refreshing glacier water and posing for pictures next to deep blue crevasses. It’s no wonder this excursion is so popular, with an in-depth glacier trek and a stunning helicopter ride over the massive Juneau Icefield!

This epic journey begins with pickup at the cruise ship docks and a ride over to the helicopter base. Once arrived, gear fitting and a safety briefing will prepare you for your trip to the icefield. Then, excitement builds as you take off in the helicopter and view this pristine land from above, soaring over remote glaciers and peaks. Once landed, you’ll step foot on the glacier, taking in its other-worldly beauty.

Your expert guides will explain the different features you’ll come upon, from frozen rivers & deep crevasses to moulins & giant walls of ice. Continuing on, you'll learn basic rope techniques as the guides teach you to safely climb and descend. Don't forget to bring your camera as there are endless opportunities for frame-worthy photos on this popular Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek!

Looking for more bucket-list adventures? Check out all the Juneau tours that include walking on a glacier.

What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is included. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boots prior to embarking on your trip. There is no food or lunch served on this tour so please plan accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need extra help on the tour?
Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. This tour does require a moderate level of fitness in order to load/unload the helicopter and navigate on icy/uneven terrain. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.
Can children come on the tour?
This tour has a minimum age requirement of 15 years old.
Will the pilot get out with us?
Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.
What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?
There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.
How many passengers per helicopter?
Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
What should I wear?
Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. We recommend long pants, a hat, mid-height athletic socks, and sunglasses! The following equipment is provided: Rain and wind-proof jacket and pants, hard shell mountaineering boots, crampons, gloves, helmet, harness, trekking pole, and pack with tissues, water, and a granola bar. Remember to bring your camera and an appetite for adventure!

Quick Facts


5h 15min

The minimum age for participants is 15 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.


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