Mendenhall Glacier: Flightseeing Helitour and Guided Walk

2.25 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $309 Per Person

Mendenhall Glacier: Flightseeing Helitour and Guided Walk

2.25 Hours
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Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $309 Per Person

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      Mendenhall Glacier: Flightseeing Helitour and Guided Walk

      Juneau, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $309 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Helicopter tour: Lift off from Juneau and fly over alpine ridges on the only tour that guarantees landing and walking on the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Your tour includes approximately 30 minutes of flight time.
      • Glacier walk: Explore this marvelous river of ice with expert guides who explain the awesome forces of the glacier's formation, features, flow, and retreat. You'll spend approximately 20-25 minutes on National Forest System Lands.
      • Spectacular overview: An eagle's eye perspective of the glacier's ice spires, crevasses, and ice falls, plus great views of Juneau during lift off and landing.
      About this Juneau, Alaska tour

      You're visiting a national treasure; this hunk of blue ice may just be frozen water but it’s certainly a jewel. The magnificent Mendenhall Glacier is a dozen miles long and filled with fascinating sights and history. And we're ready with everything you need to explore it: a modern turbine helicopter, expert glacier guides – even a pair of glacier boots to keep your toes toasty. All you have to do is enjoy the ride and marvel at the Mendenhall. This is a very cool adventure.

      It begins when you lift off for a thrilling flight and soar towards the glacier. You'll be cruising above twisted ice spires and deep crevasses that dominate the lower glacier. Gaining altitude, you may pass Mendenhall Towers, the rock sentinels that rise 4,000 feet out of the glacier. You'll also see the spectacular icefalls where the Juneau Icefield overflows to form the Mendenhall Glacier. They're all surreal and inspiring sights.

      Once you touch down, enjoy the moment. You're setting foot on a spot few mortals ever reach. So fill your lungs with the pristine air, your camera with fantastic photos, and your soul with the playful spirit that comes with pure adventure. You'll fill your mind too as your guide explains the glacier's geology, tells you why it's retreating, and how the lake was formed. Of course your guide has answers for all your curious questions too.

      As you take to the skies to head back to Juneau, you'll be treated to the spectacular sight of the Mendenhall stretching for miles out towards the sea. Somewhere down there your footprints have left their mark for a short while. And what most see only on their television screens, you've witnessed with all your senses. That's what Alaska adventure is all about. 

       Not your everyday ice

      Glacial ice has been there for thousands of years and has compacted over all that time. You'll notice it has shades of blue and sometimes turquoise. That's because the long wavelengths of white light are absorbed by ice, and the short wavelengths of light are transmitted and scattered. So because the dense ice absorbs every color of the spectrum except blue, blue is what we see. (Trust us on this, we looked it up.)

      Getting prepared
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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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