Denali Glacier Landing Expedition via Helicopter Tour

Step into another world! Walk upon an ancient glacier tucked away deep in the Alaska Range.

Your adventure begins at our private riverside heliport. Lift off and be immediately immersed in the vastness of the Denali area. On your way to the massive Yanert Icefield, your pilot will serve as your guide through this unique glacially-carved environment. Soar over the rolling tundra, keeping an eye out for the local residents - caribou, moose, bear and Dall sheep. Snow-capped peaks and glaciers abound on this journey before you are set down on a river of ice. Enjoy of glacial exploration and endless photo opportunities at their best.

Accurate weights must be reported at time of booking. To ensure safety and comfort of all guests, each passenger will be weighed prior to departure. A /0 surcharge will be applied to any passenger weighing in excess of 240 lbs and they will be allotted extra space inside the cabin. Please purchase the "240lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Children must be at least 2 years of age to participate and must occupy their own seat inside the cabin.

Duration: 2.25 hours (Flight time: 50 minutes. Glacier time: 20 minutes)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Secure bag check area to store their items


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • No bags, iPads, or Tablets are allowed in the aircraft
  • Dress in layers and sunglasses are highly recommended
  • Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour

Duration: 2.25 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 40 minutes roundtrip transportation
  • 25 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 50 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 20 minutes of ice exploration on glacier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at several locations. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests who use wheelchairs or scooters must be able to walk approximately 100 feet to and from the helicopters and be able to navigate the 18 inch steps into the helicopter mostly unassisted. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.

What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter?

There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

What is the temperature on the glacier? 

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

Children must be at least two years of age to participate.

Can I bring a backpack?

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

No food or drink are provided while on tour

Are there child prices?

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in Denali?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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Duration: 2.25 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult: $536.00

240lbs+ Adult: $636.00

Child (2 -12): $536.00

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