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Grand Knik Tour

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Description

Take to the skies and explore the otherwordly beauty of some of Alaska's most awe-inspiring glaciers in this incredible Anchorage glacier tour. Not only will you get to admire these natural wonders from the comfort of an expertly-piloted helicopter, but you'll also get to participate in three remote landings that will give you an intimate view of these ice titans. Your aerial exploration will last 40 minutes and will take you past icebergs the size of buildings, above glacial rivers, and through the awe-inspiring Great Gorge of Knik Glacier. The iceberg landings will total approximately one hour, granting you access to some of the most remote and awe-inspiring places on Earth, such as the shores of Lake George, a high alpine peak, and the Kink Glacier's incredible blue melt pools.

Your journey begins as you soar through the majestic Great Gorge of the Knik Glacier on your way to Lake George, where you'll spend a half hour admiring the shore of this glacial lake and marveling at the floating icebergs before taking off towards a high alpine meadow, which offers a stunning view of the Knik, Cataract and Colony glaciers. Keep your camera at the ready for wild moose, Dall sheep, and bears, as they often roam the hillside!

Your Anchorage glacier tour continues with a Knik Glacier landing, where your guide will take you on a captivating 30-minute exploration of this icy realm. You'll be able to traverse the terrain safely with the provided crampons as your wander around the dazzling melt pools, fill your water bottle with refreshing glacier water, and gain a newfound appreciation and understanding for glacier and their life cycle before getting back in the helicopter and enjoying a breathtaking scenic flight back to the base.


What's Included

We provide crampons to wear that allow you to walk safely on the glacier. These fit over your shoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?
This is not a wildlife viewing tour, so there is no guarantee that you will see any wildlife. However, Dall sheep, caribou, and moose are often seen in the area. You may even be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a bear! With a bit of luck, you could be rewarded with a spectacular wildlife sighting.
What should I wear and bring?
For maximum comfort, we recommend layering your clothes, leaving a wind and waterproof jacket as the outer layer. Bring hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes, as well as gloves, a hat and sunglasses. Don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle and your camera.
What if I need extra help on the tour?
This tour requires you to be able to get in and out of the helicopter, as well as walk on icy terrain. If you have any questions regarding the physical fitness level required for this Anchorage helicopter tour, please reach out to one of our agents prior to booking.
Are there any transportation options available?
You can make the journey from Anchorage to the helicopter base in approximately one hour by car, or you can opt for a roundtrip transfer shuttle. The 10:15 am and 4:30 pm departures offer scheduled transfers from most hotels in Anchorage, as well as the Log Cabin Visitor Center downtown, for a fee of $59. If you'd prefer a custom transfer trip at any other hour, the cost is $98.
How many passengers can fit in a single helicopter?
Each helicopter can safely accommodate up to six passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations are within the aircraft's parameters designed to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. Consequently, the number of passengers and their seating arrangements will be determined by the crew. If you wish to fly with more passengers or want more control over who sits where, please contact us before booking.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather conditions are simply too bad to fly, we will try to reschedule your booking to a later time of the day or a day that works for you. If you opt not to reschedule, or we are unable to accommodate you at a different time, we will provide you with a refund.

Quick Facts

Anchorage

2h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 5 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.