Have you dreamt of soaring over snow-capped peaks, exploring remote glaciers by foot, and climbing ancient blocks of ice? If so, your search for the best experience ends with this Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek! With three hours spent on the glacier, this excursion offers the most in-depth glacier exploration of all Juneau Alaska tours. Designed to delight adventurous spirits looking for fun off the beaten path, this tour has it all. You'll begin by taking to the skies to gain a unique perspective of the many glaciers and mountain ranges in Juneau. Then, explore fascinating glacial features and practice ice-climbing under the supervision of knowledgeable and highly-experienced guides. You'll navigate around the ever-changing frozen terrain, filling up your water bottle with refreshing glacier water and posing for pictures next to deep blue crevasses. It’s no wonder this excursion is so popular, with an in-depth glacier trek and a stunning helicopter ride over the massive Juneau Icefield!
This epic journey begins with pickup at the cruise ship docks and a ride over to the helicopter base. Once arrived, gear fitting and a safety briefing will prepare you for your trip to the icefield. Then, excitement builds as you take off in the helicopter and view this pristine land from above, soaring over remote glaciers and peaks. Once landed, you’ll step foot on the glacier, taking in its other-worldly beauty.
Your expert guides will explain the different features you’ll come upon, from frozen rivers & deep crevasses to moulins & giant walls of ice. Continuing on, you'll learn basic rope techniques as the guides teach you to safely climb and descend. Don't forget to bring your camera as there are endless opportunities for frame-worthy photos on this popular Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek!
Looking for more bucket-list adventures? Check out all the Juneau tours that include walking on a glacier.