Experience North Star

Helicopter Glacier Walk About

Walkabout with our experienced mountaineering guides and have fun exploring the grandeur of the glacier first hand.

This trip is a non-strenuous, 1-hour interpretive walk. Our guides provide detailed explanations of the glacier environment, the surrounding area, and teach proper use of the mountaineering equipment provided. The amount of walking is moderate, over relatively flat to rolling terrain with abundant photo opportunities.

ABILITY: No previous experience is necessary. Participants should be able to stand and walk for 1 hour.

MINIMUM AGE: 8 years

DURATION: Approximately 3 1/4 hours including transportation to heliport, safety briefing and gearing up, helicopter flight and a 1-hour walk on the glacier.

  • NorthStar tours are operated under permit with the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.
  • Landing sites will be selected depending on various weather and glacier conditions. Clients may visit any of the following glaciers in the Juneau Icefield: Mendenhall, Taku, Norris, Herbert, Gilkey, Battle or Thiel.
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