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Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Tundra Express with Alaska Shore Tours


Tundra Express


1 Hour 50 Minutes

From start to finish

Helicopter Flight

Through the stunning Alaska Range

Explore Uniques Landscapes

Touch down on true Alaskan Tundra

Wildlife Opportunities

As you travel over their habitat

Looking to experience the Alaskan backcountry, but don’t have the time for a full day of trekking? The Tundra Express will get you there! This approximately 2-hour excursion takes you into the heart of Alaskan tundra without taking all your time. You’ll explore the mountains & unique landscapes just outside Denali National Park, maybe even catching glimpses of the impressive peak itself. Experience the soft & strange feel of the summer Tundra earth for yourself, and learn about this unique ecosystem from your guide. With expansive views all around, wildlife opportunities from the above, and fresh mountain air to fill your lungs, the Tundra Express truly is one of the best Denali Park excursions for its price! And don’t forget about the stunning flight portion of this tour! You’ll experience beautiful aerial views of the Alaska Range, and rolling Tundra before landing to experience it first-hand.

The Tundra Express Helicopter Tour takes off from the base conveniently & beautifully located just outside Denali National Park. This means this Helicopter tour is one of the best Denali Park excursions for immediate views! After a safety briefing, you’ll fly for approximately 10 minutes past soaring peaks & rolling tundra into the Alaskan backcountry before touching down. As you fly, keep an eye out for local wildlife including bears, moose, caribou, & Dall sheep. Touching down, take a moment to appreciate the clean mountain air, and spongy tundra beneath your feet. This unique landscape feels like nothing else! Your knowledgeable pilot is also your guide. They will tell you all about the local flora, fauna, and landscape. As you wander the area for approximately 15 minutes, take special note of the horizon line. You might just peak Denali or Mt. Deborah! After returning to the helicopter, you’ll have another short flight back to the helicopter base for a total flight time of 15 minutes. So strap on your cameras, you’ll want photos to remember this one, and venture into the Tundra!


Interested in more experiences in the sky? Check out the Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour, for a spectacular flight through Ketchikan’s nearby national monument!




Family-friendly, Helicopter


1 hour 50 minutes

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate, except for lap children under 24 months.

Infant Rate

Lap children under 24 months ride free on this tour.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour requires a moderate level of fitness in order to load and unload the helicopter, and walk around on icy, uneven terrain., To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 250 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft., Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting.

Other Restrictions

There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones, water bottles, and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees.

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    How many passengers per helicopter?

    Answer: Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.

    What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?

    Answer: 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 tundra so that you can have your landing time together.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the tundra. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages. Lap children under 2 fly for free!

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: 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.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: This tour does require a moderate level of fitness in order to load/unload the helicopter and navigate on uneven terrain. Please contact one of our agents if you have further questions about the ability level required for this tour.

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