Our Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek is for adventure seekers wishing to maximize their time on the glacier, explore more territory, and learn basic ice climbing techniques.
Helicopter Glacier Trek
Trek into the Glacier Blue
Our Helicopter Glacier Trek provides you with two hours on the glacier to learn basic glacier travel techniques, explore, take pictures, and appreciate the magnificent surroundings. This Alaska glacier tour begins with a short drive from the cruise ship terminal, or other pick-up location, to our base located next to the Juneau International Airport.
You will be outfitted in state-of-the-art trekking equipment and given a safety briefing before boarding one of our A-Star helicopters. Once loaded and ready, you will have an opportunity to explore Juneau’s incredible range of ecosystems while soaring over old-growth trees of the Tongass National Forest, dramatic mountain ranges, and expansive flows of ice that change from white to brilliant shades of blue. Flight routes are the pilots’ choice depending on conditions to give you the best views of the day.
Upon landing at our base camp on the glacier, your guide will outfit you with crampons, a helmet, and an ice axe to make it easier to walk on the slick terrain. As you begin your trek, our guides will demonstrate different techniques for glacier travel and allow time for practice as you become comfortable walking on the ice.
You will have ample opportunity to capture unique once-in-a-lifetime photos while your well-trained guides teach you about the history and geology of the area. After your tour, our comfortable vans will bring you back to your drop-off point.
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Please see FAQ’s page for general information about our tours and safety, here.
- Enjoy sweeping views of the massive Juneau Icefield and Tongass National Rainforest on your helicopter flight to and from base camp.
- Learn and practice the proper use of ice-trekking gear while on your two-hour-long hiking expedition.
- Pose for pictures in front of azure-blue ice features and drink pure glacier water straight from the source.
- Explore the most pristine, remote areas of the glacier and gaze into deep crevasses, while admiring the grandeur of the area’s massive icefall.
- Must be at least 12 years old to participate.
- Must have the ability to walk for two full hours over uneven and moderately steep terrain.
- Due to safety protocol, we do not allow selfie sticks, iPads, or drones on this tour.
- Must be able to load/unload yourself into our helicopter using steps.
- Must be able to walk for 2 hours unassisted over uneven and moderately steep terrain.
- Weather in Juneau can often be overcast and rainy. Decisions to operate tours are based on safety and tour quality. Should we decide not to operate your scheduled tour we will do our best to reschedule. If this is not possible, you will be refunded in full.
- If **you** cancel your scheduled activity there will be a 10% cancellation fee.