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Denali Express Flight

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2½ Hour Duration
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From start to finish
Limited Seats Available
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Book early for this popular Denali tour
Flightseeing Adventure
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Above the Breathtaking Denali Park
Jawdropping Denali Views
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The best way of seeing the iconic peak


Journey into the air for breathtaking views of Denali National Park & Alaska’s rugged landscape. This 150-mile Denali Express Flight takes you deep into the heart of this iconic national park for views of Denali itself, the tallest mountain in North America! With approximately 45 minutes in the air, this is among the best Denali flight tours for seeing the beauty of this park! And if you’re lucky on a clear day, you may just see it’s crowning jewel. You’ll venture past colorful tundras, granite faces, massive glaciers, and other Alaska Range mountains. With just 6-8 passengers per plane, everyone has a window seat, leaving you uninterrupted views throughout the entirety of the flight.

Your Denali Express Flight begins with convenient pickup from local lodgings & transportation to a private airstrip just outside of Denali National Park. Here, you’ll receive a safety briefing and have the opportunity to store any belongings you won’t be bringing on the flight. Upon takeoff in the 6-8 passenger plane, you’ll immediately be greeted by views of the scenic tundra, snaking rivers, and soaring peaks in the distance. As you continue to fly, you’ll find yourself gazing upon the vivid Polychrome and Cathedral Mountains and glacial water as it flows in the rivers below you.

Throughout the duration of your Denali Express Flight, the pilot will keep you informed and entertained with knowledge about the area and the landmarks you are seeing outside your window. You’ll approach within 5 miles of Denali itself, for a chance at views of the massive mountain. Approaching from the north, you’ll have the chance to gaze at bright blue crevasses and gravel overlays of glaciers snaking through the valleys of Denali National Park. Keep a particular eye out for Muldrow Glacier, this is the longest glacier on the north side of the Alaska Range! Easily one of the most scenic and cost-effective Denali flight tours, you’ll want to book your seats early on this one for an iconic experience.


Interested in other ways to take to the air? Take a look at the Misty Fjords Flightseeing, for an aerial adventure into Ketchikan’s famous national monument!

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation (from Denali area hotels/landmarks)
Knowledgable & Professional Pilot
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can the plane carry?
On average, a bush plane can accommodate 6-8 passengers, depending on its weight and balance calculations and weight distribution.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
Though the pilots for this Denali flightseeing adventure are very experienced, there's always a chance the weather is too bad to fly in. If that's the case, and your pilots determine that it's too dangerous to fly, we'll do our best to reschedule your tour for a time and date that works for everyone. If you choose not to reschedule, or we can't find a time that works for you, we'll refund you.
Will I be able to spot any wildlife on this tour?
Unfortunately, this isn't a wildlife tour, so sightings are not guaranteed. However, you will likely catch a glimpse of some wildlife while soaring around the peaks!
Can children come on the tour?
Yes, absolutely! This tour is suitable for children of all ages, and children under two can travel for free when sitting on an adult's lap.
Can I travel with a group larger than 6 people?
Due to the limited capacity of each plane, groups larger than 6-8 people must be split between two or more planes. To ensure that your Denali flightseeing tour is accommodated correctly, please get in touch with us before booking.
How accessible is this tour?
While the entirety of this tour takes place aboard a plane and requires little to no walking, guests should still be able to board and descend the plane with assistance.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Capacity: 6-8 guests
3-person minimum per tour time
Higher than Average Cancellation Rate
Small group size
Not able to guarantee pick-ups from Airbnbs. Pick-up times range from 30-60 prior to flight time, depending on pick-up location.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts



2h 30min

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Itinerary • 2h 30min • 3 activities

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Get picked up from a hotel or landmark in Denali

30 minutes
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Experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Alaskan Range and get up close and personal with Denali.

45 minutes
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Board the complimentary shuttle and relax as you head back to Denali!

30 minutes