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Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek with Alaska Shore Tours


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Helicopter Glacier Walkabout


3 ¼ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Guided Glacier Walk

1 Hour of Exploration

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Over Juneau’s Massive Icefield

Limited Seats Available

Book Early, Seats Won’t Last

Like most of Alaska, the Juneau Icefield is largely inaccessible without taking to the skies. Therefore, the Helicopter Glacier Walkabout is a perfect choice to immerse yourself in the raw beauty of this breathtaking land. Soar over glaciers and snow-capped peaks for incredible views that you won’t soon forget! Then, adventure awaits you on ancient ice that transforms the terrain daily for a trek that satisfies those looking for fun off the beaten path. This non-strenuous, hour-long interpretive hike led by our team of professional guides provides the opportunity to learn about the history and geology of the area as you trek across the icy terrain. Finally, check walking on an Alaskan glacier off of your bucket list with this once-in-a-lifetime experience that brings excitement and joy to every traveler!

Round-trip transportation from close to the cruise ship docks is included on this 3 hour and 15-minute tour. Upon arrival at the helicopter base, gear-fitting and instruction on proper use of the equipment are provided. In preparation, the highly experienced guides will explain the different glacial features and safety requirements. This way you’ll be sure you are ready to explore many remote areas on the glacier. After this, you’ll finally fly over the stunning Juneau Icefield, getting more excited as you anxiously await your first steps on the glacier. Your pilot will land on either Mendenhall, Taku, Norris, Herbert, Gilkey, Battle or Thiel, depending on various weather and glacier conditions. It will feel as if you’re in another world, and certainly far away from the crowds, as you explore the frozen rivers of ice, moulins, and deep crevasses.


No experience is required on this helicopter glacier walk! However, guests must be comfortable walking on moderately flat, sometimes uneven and rolling terrain. This Helicopter Glacier Walkabout tour is perfect for those looking for an in-depth glacier experience, with the ease of accessing it by helicopter!


Looking for a glacier experience paired with dogsledding? Check out the Helicopter Dogsled Glacier Excursion!




Glacier Interaction, Helicopter


3 ¼ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

8 years old.


To ensure aircraft weight and balance is within operating parameters, guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more may need to pay an additional surcharge of $150 upon arrival for the tour., 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus 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 we 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 glacier so that you can have your landing time together.

    Will the pilot get out with us?

    Answer: Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

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

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: The minimum age for this tour is 8-years-old.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.

    What should I wear?

    Answer: Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. We recommend long pants, a hat, mid-height athletic socks, and sunglasses! The following equipment is provided: Rain and wind-proof jacket and pants, hard shell mountaineering boots, crampons, gloves, helmet, harness, trekking pole, and pack with tissues, water, and a granola bar. Remember to bring your camera and an appetite for adventure!

    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.

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