5 ¼ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Over the Juneau Icefield
Hiking & Ice-Climbing
3 Hours of Exploration
Limited Seats Available
Book early for this popular glacier tour
Please Note: This tour will not be operating in 2022.
The Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek is the ultimate Alaskan glacier adventure! Save your energy for time spent on the glacier during an awe-inspiring flight over the massive Juneau Icefield. While many glacier tours require a strenuous hike or paddle just to access the glacier, the Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek takes you on an incredible ride with stunning views to a remote glacier. Furthermore, spend three full hours of exploration which includes hiking and ice-climbing in this pristine environment. While here, drink refreshing glacier water as you navigate around deep crevasses and frozen rivers of ice. Additionally, this tour offers the more time and adventure on the glacier than any other, making it one of the best Alaska cruise tours! Certainly an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime, with endless views in a beautifully remote setting.
Your journey begins with pickup at the cruise ship dock and a ride to the helicopter base. While here, your gear will be fitted and you’ll receive a safety briefing. Then, excitement builds as you board the helicopter and soar over majestic snow-capped mountains. Your pilot will land on the ideal glacier for the day, dependent on weather conditions. This can include Mendenhall Glacier, along with several other remote glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. Your journey then continues, as you enjoy three full hours of hiking across rugged terrain and exploring the many glacial features. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way, teaching you rope techniques and assisting you in climbing and descending ice walls. Lastly, you’ll enjoy more panoramic views while heading back to town, hopefully with a camera full of memories!
An appetite for adventure is a must on this Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek! While no experience is necessary, it does require extended physical activity. It’s one of the best Alaska cruise tours for hikers and glacier enthusiasts and an unforgettable Juneau Alaska excursion.
For those looking to pair a glacier helicopter tour with an airboat ride, check out the Taku Glacier Adventure!