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. Both areas offer flightseeing trips you’ll never forget.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a helicopter ride up to a glacier for a spectacular hike. Lift off from Juneau and 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. As you hike with your guide, you’ll learn all about the science of glaciers as you explore the crevasses and pools of this enormous chunk of ice. Then climb back into the chopper for your return trip and even more beautiful scenery.
Temsco’s eight tours—based out of Juneau, Skagway, and Petersburg—give you the chance to walk on glaciers, see wildlife and even take the reins of a dogsled. This Ketchikan-based helicopter company was founded to provide support and rescue capabilities for the lumber, fishing, and mining industries, since its aircraft could reach places that fixed-wing planes couldn’t. TEMSCO added tourism to its repertoire in the 1980s, offering travelers amazing views of the mountains, glaciers, and landscapes, as well as unparalleled access to remote areas.