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Hiking on Juneau Icefield, Alaska

Helicopter Glacier Trekking

Helicopter glacier trekking is the most exciting way to explore the scenic wonders of the glaciers flowing from the Juneau Icefield.

Begin with a 25-minute scenic flight over mountain peaks and glacier features, such as icefalls and crevasses. You will land on one of the glaciers located within the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Icefield and meet your professional glacier guide who will teach you basic mountaineering skills (no experience necessary) and the proper use of your equipment.

You will be outfitted with top quality mountaineering gear for your adventure, such as outerwear (jackets, shell pants, and gloves), hard-shell mountaineering boots, harness, ice axe, and crampons. Your guides will lead you on a personalized hike that is both adventurous and easy, into areas of the glaciers not normally visited. After your tour, a short 10-minute flight returns you to Juneau.

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Other experiences in Juneau

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Admiralty Island Bear Viewing
    Floatplane at Admiralty Island

    Admiralty Island Bear Viewing

    Admiralty Island Bear Viewing

    The remote wilderness area of Admiralty Island lies just 15 miles off the coast of Juneau. Locally known as "Fortress of the Bear", this large island is home to over 1,600 grizzly bears, one of the highest concentrations in the world with approximately one bear per square mile!

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  • Glacier Landing with Dog Sledding
    Mendenhall Glacier

    Glacier Landing with Dog Sledding

    Glacier Landing with Dog Sledding

    This trip combines the excitement of helicopter flightseeing with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier.

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  • Whale Watching and the Mendenhall Glacier
    Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau

    Whale Watching and the Mendenhall Glacier

    Whale Watching and the Mendenhall Glacier

    This tour combines two of the best attractions in the Juneau area — the Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching. The Mendenhall Glacier is Juneau's biggest attraction and a humbling sight, while the waters off the coast of Juneau are well known for the large number of humpback whales that migrate from Hawaii each summer.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tour below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.