Get two great Alaska activities—helicopter flightseeing and dogsledding on a glacier—with this amazing tour. You’ll start with a scenic 35-minute flight aboard a helicopter over the stunning Juneau Icefield. Then you’ll land on a glacier, where you’ll be introduced to your team of huskies who will be pulling you across the ice. Learn how to harness the dogs and prepare them to run, then set off on an unforgettable ride, mushing your team over several miles of Alaskan ice. You’ll even see the tents and kennels where dogs and guides live.
The focus of the 3.5-hour Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip is great views of the namesake glacier, which is 1.5 miles wide, 150 feet high, and the most famous part of the massive Juneau Icefield that even John Muir once raved about. Glide along the iceberg-studded lake and scope out the glacier, getting up-close views of hanging glaciers and towering peaks. Keep an eye out for birds nesting in the rocky cliffs, as well as otters, seals, black bears, and bald eagles.
Go with Wings Airways and you’ll take off from Juneau in a 10-passenger DeHavilland Otter floatplane and get a lush view of the city as well as the surrounding mountains and ice fields. Opt for a 40-minute flight seeing tour, or book the “Flight and Feast Tour,” which takes you to dine at a 1920’s lodge.
Go for a gorgeous helicopter flightseeing trip. From Juneau, you’ll fly over remote Alaskan tundra and witness ice fields, alpine lakes, and even “ice falls” that all make up the area’s unique landscape. You’ll even have the opportunity to land and more closely explore this terrain from the ground. Or leave from the fishing village of Petersburg to experience the imposing and inspiring Stikine Icefield as well as the vast Patterson Glacier, North America’s southernmost active tidewater glacier. And from Skagway, fly over glacier-filled valleys for an unforgettable adventure.
Glacierview Sea Kayaking with Alaska Travel Adventures offers the opportunity to kayak through Auke Bay while enjoying views of Mendenhall Glacier. You’ll also have the opportunity to see wildlife like whales, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles. Kayaking offers a much more intimate and quiet experience than other boat tours; at the same time, it is perfect for travelers who want an adventure. And even if you’ve never paddled a kayak before, a guide will help you learn the ropes before you depart.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a helicopter ride out to unforgettable hiking. From Juneau, your destination is the famous Mendenhall Glacier. For 15 minutes, you’ll fly over rainforest and a stunning glacial landscape. Then set down and spend the next 25 minutes walking around on the gorgeous blue ice of the famous Mendenhall Glacier. And from Skagway, you’ll fly over a stunning landscape to your destination—a remote canyon, where you’ll enjoy spectacular hiking through mountain valleys while surrounded by mountains and hanging glaciers
Northstar Trekking operates out of Juneau and caters to all styles of exploration. The curious glacier observer can simply fly to the glacier and snap photographs from flat or rolling terrain. You can also choose to hike on the glacier itself. If you’re very adventurous, you can even learn how to climb on the ice walls. No matter which option you choose, NorthStar Trekking will guide you all the way, making sure you get the most out of this unique opportunity.