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Anchorage Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

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Excursion Overview

Glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers and water falls and more

Our Anchorage flightseeing and glacier landing tour includes a glacier landing right in the middle of Knik Glacier, where you can get out of the helicopter and spend about 30 minutes exploring ice thousands of years old with your pilot/guide. See the azure blue melt pools, crevasses, and bizarre ice formations created by water, wind, and the sun.

This tour departs from Glacier Adventure Base at Knik River Lodge and takes you over the Knik River & glacier through the Great Gorge towards Whiteout Glacier, Colony Glacier, and Lake George. We almost always see moose, mountain goats, bands of Dall sheep, and oftentimes bears.

Fly with us and see the majestic glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers, and waterfalls!

Important for Checkout - Roundtrip Transportation or Self Drive

Please note: We offer two pricing options. Tickets with roundtrip transportation or self-driving to the Alaska Glacier Lodge located approximately one hour from Anchorage. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent with the address and further instructions.

If you are interested in having roundtrip transportation, please select the passenger ticket "with roundtrip transportation." Pick-up is offered from 13 local hotels. If yours is not listed, we advise selecting the option closest to your accommodations.

Under-Reporting Weight Policy

For safety, scheduling, and comfort reasons, all guests must understand that passenger weights are verified at the time of check-in, and under-reporting the weights of any passenger in this booking may result in an additional charge and/or rescheduling of your tour.

Things You Need to Know


  • Gear: Ice crampons
  • Waterproof clothing if needed
  • Expert guided narration


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Signed liability waiver (You can sign this on-site during the safety briefing)
  • Appropriate clothing (See FAQ for further detail)
  • Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for passenger safety and comfort, as well as weight and balance calculations for flight manifesting. Any passenger whose weight is 250 pounds (113 kilograms) or more fully clothed at the time of departure will have a surcharge fee added to the ticket price at the time of booking.
  • Photo I.D. is required for all Adult guests traveling, please have your I.D. with you for check-in.
  • If purchasing roundtrip transportation, pick up is available from the following locations:

    Aloft Anchorage
    Captain Cook Hotel
    Clarion Suites
    Courtyard by Marriott
    Downtown Marriott
    Hilton Hotel
    Holiday Inn Express (Spenard)
    Hyatt House
    Hyatt Place
    Lakefront Hotel
    Four Points by Sheraton Anchorage Downtown

Duration: 1 hour (Departs from the Alaska Glacier Lodge.)

  • 30 minutes - round trip helicopter flightseeing
  • 30 minutes - landed on the glacier with a pilot/guide

Meeting Instructions:

  • For guests self-driving, this tour meets at the Alaska Glacier Lodge which is at least an hour's drive from downtown Anchorage. For all guests who select a ticket with roundtrip transportation, an email with further meeting instructions and pick-up time will be provided. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. We accommodate all mobility challenged individuals. We have staff that will assist in getting in and out of the helicopter. Guests with mobility issues can remain in the helicopter when landed on the glacier if they choose. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The pilot balances the helicopter based on the weight and number of passengers. We cannot make any promises for specific seat because safety cannot be compromised. If you have a preference ask the pilot and when it is safe the pilot will try to accommodate you.

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground.

Wildlife is abundant in Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Typically we see moose, dall sheep, mountain goats and sometimes bears depending on the time of year. However, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

We recommend wearing layers, a weatherproof outer coat, sturdy shoes (we will provide ice crampons) and sunglasses as it gets very bright on the snow-covered glacier.


Guest Reviews


2 total


Victoria F

On Jul 2023

The tour was amazing and our pilot was very informative. I would highly recommend this tour.

Flint C

On Jun 2021

Great experience. Brandon, "the Flyin' Hawaiian", our pilot was tops. Highly recommend this experience!



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Duration: 1 hours

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Duration: 1 hours

With roundtrip transportation

Adult (12+): $510.87

With roundtrip transportation

250lbs+ Adult: $660.87

With roundtrip transportation

Child (2-11): $459.37

With roundtrip transportation

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00

Adult - Self Drive: $441.87

250lbs+ Adult - Self Drive: $591.87

Child (2-11) - Self Drive: $390.37

Infant - Self Drive: $0.00

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