Alaska
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Our most recommended Alaska Glacier Exploration

  • Talkeetna: Denali 1-Hour Flight Experience

    1. Talkeetna: Denali 1-Hour Flight Experience

    Get ready for your flight tour with a warm welcome and a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa by the fireplace in a lodge-style, timber-framed office. Watch a short flight video in the theater.  Then, follow your knowledgeable pilot to your aircraft. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take a window seat. After a microphone check, take off toward the Alaska Range, flying over the beautiful Susitna Valley where they will spot for moose and bears. After a short while, see the Alaska Range rise up underneath you. The skilled pilot will provide interesting stories and commentary while taking you within 6 miles of Denali's massive summit (20,310 feet or 6,190 meters). Fly up the Tokositna Glacier Valley, following its winding path to Denali's base. The pilot will maneuver the plane so that guests on each side can take in the famous peaks: Moose's Tooth, Broken Tooth, and Barille. Then, descend into...

    It was amazing...we were lucky enough to have a warm, sunny day with just a few clouds around the base of Denali. Our pilot was wonderful, excellentbpilot and narrator. Flying up the glacier and through the Great Canyon was a magnificent experience.

  • From Anchorage: Wilderness, Wildlife, & Glacier Experience

    2. From Anchorage: Wilderness, Wildlife, & Glacier Experience

    Experience rugged mountains, panoramic ocean views, wildlife, and amazing glaciers, all on this guided trip from Anchorage. Venture deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than a typical sightseeing tour with entry to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Chugach National Forest.

    Follow the sun and the wind towards the most scenic locations possible for the day of your tour. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and travel into exciting areas of the Chugach National Forest that require special permits.

    Spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide. Discover the rich history and experience the wonders of the Ring of Glaciers.

    Spend the day alongside highly trained adventure guides whose sole purpose is to leave you with memories lasting a life...

  • Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

    3. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise

    Board one of the largest catamarans in the region and spend a day filled with wildlife, glaciers, mountains and more. The cruise begins by searching for wildlife in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Whales, sea otters, and puffins are often sighted within minutes of leaving the harbor. A National Park Ranger will provide information on the area's wildlife, glaciers, fjords, and history. Stop at one tidewater glacier that has frequent calving events, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A full bar is available for those wanting to enjoy an Alaskan Amber of glacier margarita. Savor a deli-style lunch onboard while you cruise.

    It was a great trip, even through rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska crossing. Excellent captain and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. We saw eagles, seals, orcas, otters, and Daal porpoises and got a bit of history on each. Fantastic!

  • From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

    4. From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

    Experience the beauty and awe of the Matanuska Glacier on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Drive the Glenn Highway up the Matanuska Valley along the Matanuska River. The glacier is 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Anchorage, so there are vast open vistas to enjoy along the way when the weather is clear. At the glacier office, check in, and take advantage of the warm, indoor restrooms before heading out. Then drive to the glacier house, where the initial view of the glacier is breathtaking. There you will load onto the sleds and enjoy a slow, safe ride out to the magnificent blue ice, a trip that lasts for 2 hours. After you leave the glacier, the lunch spot is seconds away. Glacier burgers, grilled ham and cheese, hot chocolate, and other comfort foods are on the menu. Relax and take a nap with the background of Alaskan music or chat on the way back to Anchorage. This tour is a full eig...

    The experience of Matanuska Glacier was great. Jeremy from 907 Tours was great and very helpful with sharing information. I highly recommend this tour/experience of Glacier hiking.

  • Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

    5. Talkeetna: Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing

    Upon checking in at a unique Alaskan log cabin, be given a weather and safety briefing and then board one a high-wing, single-engine aircraft for the flight tour of a lifetime. Let the pilot take you on a journey into the heart of the Alaska Range.

    Just when you think you've seen it all, be flown through 1 of 2 passes on either side of Denali. Emerge on the north side of the range to see a flattened tundra landscape stretching out before you.

    As your pilot turns the plane around to go back to the south side of the range, there it is, the Wickersham Wall: the 13,658 foot vertical North face of Denali.

    Add a glacier landing to your flight and experience the exhilaration of standing among the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. Play in the snow, take photos, or just take it all in. Glacier landings add...

    An amazing experience we will never forget. You get to see incredible views of the the whole area that just aren't possible from the ground. The flight itself was great, but the landing on a glacier was even better. Well worth the money. So happy we did it.

  • Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    6. Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

    Check-in at a unique Alaskan log office before hopping on a single-engine, high-wing aircraft to begin your fantastic scenic flight. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute flight winding in and around the Alaska Range's major peaks—Hunter, Foraker and Denali.

    Follow the massive glacier highways from above while listening to fascinating expert narration from your pilot. Witness Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park, stretching 45 miles with stunning ridges of earth and ice.

    This tour is perfect for those who want to soak in traditional Denali views while adding additional views from the south and west. The extra time in the air also allows for greater flexibility in finding the best views of the day.

    Upgrade your tour to include a glacier landing during your flight. Experience the exhilaration ...

    We thoroughly enjoyed the glacier flight. It was amazing to fly so close to the glaciers and to land on one! The weather caused us to have to reschedule twice but we were thankful for the safety precautions taken. We highly recommend this activity if you are in Alaska.

  • Talkeetna: Denali Southside Explorer Scenic Air Tour

    7. Talkeetna: Denali Southside Explorer Scenic Air Tour

    Upon arrival at the unique, octagon-shaped Alaskan log cabin, check in at the office and listen to an up-to-the-minute weather briefing to prepare you for your trip. Take the opportunity to meet and chat with your knowledgeable guide for the journey, and if you’ve picked the optional glacier landing, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and glacier boots. Relax on the deck as you await your flight’s departure, then follow your pilot guide to the aircraft and listen to a short safety briefing. Board your single engine, high-wing plane, where everyone gets a window seat to make the most of the views, as well as a personal headset to listen to your guide’s expert narration. Then it’s time to hit the skies for an awe-inspiring one-hour flight amongst the jagged peaks and glaciers on the southern side of the Alaska Range. It doesn’t matter which side of the plane you’re on, since ever...

    Amazing tour. Highly recommend, it’s totally worth it! It exceeded all my expectations. The landing on a glacier was also a really cool experience, and I got the co pilot seat, which was great!

  • Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

    8. Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

    Begin a guided and narrated 100-mile round trip Jeep excursion along a gravel road flanked by snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers, and panoramic vistas. The Denali Highway, once the gateway to Denali National Park is the drive of a lifetime.  Climb aboard a new, 4-door Jeep which hugs the dirt road, while comfortably seating 4 adults who can trade off driving. Each Jeep has a CB radio for communicating with the guide so stops can be made whenever desired. As driving the Denali Highway is prohibited by most rental vehicle companies, this exclusive excursion provides access to more of Alaska's spectacular scenery and wildlife & is a great alternative to crowded bus trips. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

    Great tour of Old Denali Highway. Beautiful views of vistas and lakes and Denali.

  • Juneau: City Highlights Tour

    9. Juneau: City Highlights Tour

    Begin the tour on a comfortable minibus for a scenic ride past the State Capitol Building, the Governor's House, and the Russian Orthodox Church. Make a stop at the Alaska State Museum where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Alaskan culture and gain an appreciation for its rich and diverse history. Continue to Douglas Island for gorgeous views and photos of the Juneau coastline and Gastineau Channel. From there you will make a stop at the Macaulay Hatchery, commonly referred to as "DIPAC" by the locals. Learn about the salmon industry, observe various marine life, and watch the salmon run up the ladder, depending on the time of the year. Conclude your tour with a stop at the 50-acre Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in the Tongass National Forest. Walk through this award-winning botanical garden and admire the flower towers as your guide fills you in on this regio...

  • Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

    10. Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

    Come face to face with the famous Mendenhall Glacier on this once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure. Meet your guide at the Mt.Robert's Tram building near the cruise pier. Your guide will take you on a scenic tour by minivan to the Tongass National Forest where you can gaze upon the stunning Mendenhall Glacier. This small group canoe tour takes you past icebergs, waterfalls, and steep cliffs once carved by ice. Paddle up close to the face of this 3,000-year-old glacier, 13 miles long of ice, half a mile wide and up to 1,800 feet deep. This is Alaska's most visited glacier! The paddle time is around two hours from start to finish, providing plenty of time to take advantage of capturing the memory through scenic photos. You will be equipped with top quality gear including rain pants, rain jackets, waterproof boots, and everything else you will need to ensure your comfort and safety. Yo...

    Wonderful adventure!! Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful lake and glacier. Highly recommended!

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What people are saying about Alaska

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

I have thousands of flight hours, both in General Aviation and in Military aircraft, and this was hands down my favorite flight of all time! The up-close mountain and glacier views were just breathtaking! If you plan to visit Alaska, this is absolutely a MUST DO!

It was amazing...we were lucky enough to have a warm, sunny day with just a few clouds around the base of Denali. Our pilot was wonderful, excellentbpilot and narrator. Flying up the glacier and through the Great Canyon was a magnificent experience.

Amazing tour. Highly recommend, it’s totally worth it! It exceeded all my expectations. The landing on a glacier was also a really cool experience, and I got the co pilot seat, which was great!

Great tour of Old Denali Highway. Beautiful views of vistas and lakes and Denali.

Rachael was suburb. She was very knowledgeable and caring we had a great time!