Transfers Available for Purchase
Roundtrip from Anchorage to the heli base at Knik River Lodge
Giant glacial icebergs, blue melt pools, and much more
Three Remote Landings
On the shore of Lake George, a high alpine peak, & Knik Glacier!
Moose & Dall sheep are common, occasional black bears
The Grand Knik Tour is the top choice for glacier enthusiasts! Enjoy breathtaking sightseeing and three remote landings on this staff favorite Anchorage glacier tour. Some of the sights you’ll encounter are icebergs the size of buildings, unique and up-close views of glaciers, as well as the awe-inspiring Great Gorge of the Knik Glacier. Furthermore, the landings offer you ample time to explore this diverse land. They include the shores of Lake George, a high alpine peak, and finally the middle of Knik Glacier near the blue melt pools! Your total time in the air is around 40-minutes with over an hour of exploration at the landings. If you’re looking for an Anchorage glacier tour that provides exceptional sightseeing and adventure, then the Grand Knik Tour is for you!
The excitement begins as the helicopter takes off and you fly down the Great Gorge of the Knik Glacier, an incredibly scenic Natural Landmark. Gaze upon walls of ice that are hundreds of feet high, rising out of the glacially fed Lake George as you touch down on the shores. Have your camera ready for incredible pictures as calving happens often and the gorgeous lake is filled with floating icebergs. You’ll have a half-hour to explore these scenic shores, then it’s time for your second landing! As you make your way to a high alpine meadow, keep an eye out for moose, Dall Sheep, and bears foraging along the hillside. This vantage point also provides a birds eye view of Knik Glacier, with Colony and Cataract Glaciers in the distance. Last but not certainly least, it’s time for your Knik Glacier landing! With the provided crampons, your guide takes you on a safe and fascinating 30-minute ice exploration. See the deep blue ice and melt pools, and fill your water bottle with crisp glacier water! Additionally, gain a new appreciation for glaciers as your guide teaches you about their life cycle. Finally, enjoy the last flight back to the base… with a camera full of pictures and memories for a lifetime!
Note: Guests can drive themselves to the base at Knik River Lodge or purchase a roundtrip transfer shuttle from Anchorage (see FAQs for more details).
Traveling the Inside Passage? If so, pair this Anchorage glacier tour with some our most popular Southeast excursions! We recommend Ketchikan’s Misty Fjords, Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier, and Skagway’s train journey!