Transfers Available for Purchase
Roundtrip from Anchorage to the heli base at Knik River Lodge
Over the Great Gorge of the Knik Glacier, a Natural Landmark
Zodiac Boat Ride
1 hour on Lake George to get close to icebergs and Colony Glacier
Excellent chance of seeing Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, and black bears
If you’re looking for fun and unique glacier viewing near Anchorage, then the Helicopter & Zodiac Iceberg Tour is for you! After an incredibly scenic flight, you’ll arrive at the iceberg-studded Lake George. A zodiac-style motorized boat takes you across the lake to see these giant blocks of ice up close. Colony Glacier comes into view as you listen for cracking and maybe even witness calving that happens daily! There are no roads to this hidden gem, so you’re likely to be the only ones on this magnificently remote lake. Take a chunk of ice back with you to enjoy a glacier iced drink! This excursion is the perfect choice for those with an adventurous spirit and a wonder for these fascinating and ancient icebergs.
Within just a few minutes after takeoff, the impressively massive Knik Glacier comes into view. You’ll fly through the Great Gorge of the Knik and then arrive on the beautiful shores of Lake George. After gearing up, you’ll follow the guide down a short ladder to the boat. Soon, you’ll realize the scale of the massive icefall from Colony Glacier and find yourself surrounded by these deep blue and white sculptures of nature. Your expert guide teaches you about the life cycle of icebergs and glaciers, and listens for potential calving. Some of these icebergs are the size of buildings, and you’ll get as close as possible to them while keeping in mind that safety is the guide’s first priority. After a full hour at the lake, it’s then time for the return helicopter flight. Keep an eye out as you’ll have the opportunity to see moose and other animals foraging in the valley. Make sure your camera has plenty of space for amazing pictures! You’ll want to share photos and stories of this Helicopter & Zodiac Iceberg Tour with all of your friends!
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).
Looking for even more glacier viewing near Anchorage? Upgrade to the Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing! This lower landing includes a 30-minute guided walk on Knik Glacier. We highly recommend it! And, if you’re heading to Denali, check out the Denali Glacier Landing!