Glacier Flightsee and Walkabout
Spend an Hour on the Glacier! Sight Whales, Mountain Goats and Bears from your Helicopter window! Rainforest and Granite Peaks! Glacial Lakes and Icefalls! Easy yet Adventurous Guided Trek! All Gear & Snacks Provided! A favorite soft-adventure tour!
Discover the diversity of southeast Alaska’s landscape as you fly over the rainforest and granite peaks that surround the Juneau Icefield. This trip is a non-strenuous, 1-hour interpretive walk with stable boots and crampons. Your guide provides detailed explanations of the glacier environment, the surrounding area, and teaches proper use of the mountaineering equipment provided. There is plenty of time for photo opportunities. The amount of walking is moderate, over relatively flat to rolling terrain.
You will be outfitted with top quality mountaineering gear for your adventure. Rain and wind-proof jacket and pants, gloves, hard shell mountaineering boots provided for your comfort while on the ice. Crampons and a trekking pole are provided for superb balance and traction, enabling you to travel easily over the gently rolling landscape. A hip-pack with tissues, a granola bar, and bottled water are also provided.
Take off from the heliport in a modern turbine helicopter, soaring over the glaciers of the 1500 square-mile Juneau Icefield. The scenic terrain of mountain peaks and glacier icefalls and crevasses is revealed through the extraordinary visibility of the helicopter. The blue of the glacial lakes is spectacular. Your helicopter guide will explain the glacier features you will be seeing up-close and personal.
- Must be physically fit and able to walk over uneven surfaces for about an hour.
- Minimum age 8
Trip Activities: Flightseeing, glacier nature walk
Duration: About 2.5 hours including transportation, safety briefing, light snack
Tour Operator Provides: Outer gear, hiking equipment, safety briefing, and light snack
You Bring: Sunscreen & sunglasses
- Very limited availability, please book early