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Denali Tundra Express with Landing

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Excursion Overview

Breathtaking helicopter ride through the peaks and valleys that make up the Alaska Range

Our Denali Tundra Express with Landing tour takes off from the riverside heliport and you will find yourself immersed deep in the Alaskan backcountry. As you explore the mountains just outside of the Denali National Park, look below for local wildlife or keep your eyes on the horizon for a chance to see Mt. Denali, North America's tallest mountain, or Mt. Deborah, her impressive sister to the east.

You will set down on the soft, alpine tundra giving you the opportunity to step out and into the scenic landscape. With the professional pilot as your guide, take this opportunity to explore the local ecosystem, scan for local wildlife, snap a flurry of keepsake photographs, or just sink your feet into the tundra and breathe in the crisp mountain air.

Please note: Any guest with a significant weight discrepancy at the time of tour may be refused service. Please take care to acquire as accurate weights as possible when making a booking.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Headset


  • No bags, iPads, Tablets, GoPro extension poles, selfie-sticks, and drones are allowed in the aircraft
  • Dress in layers and sunglasses are highly recommended
  • Please note: Guests weighing 250lbs or more, with all clothing and camera, are required to pay an additional $100 surcharge for safety reasons. Extra space will be reserved on the helicopter. Children under 2 can ride for free on adult's lap.

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip transportation.)

  • 45 minutes - transportation from local accommodation and safety briefing
  • 7~10 minutes - helicopter transportation to the landing zone in the Alaska backcountry
  • 15~20 minutes - exploring the tundra with your pilot guide
  • 7~10 minutes - return flight to the heliport
  • 30 minutes - transportation to local accommodation

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at several locations. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
  • Pick-ups are only available from the listed places in the dropdown.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 2 steps approximately 18" each to get into the helicopter and walk approximately 50 yards from the staging area to the helicopter. We have staff who will assist in boarding the aircraft, but ultimately it is the guests' responsibility.

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

Mt. Denali is a spectacular sight to see, however we do not guarantee that our tours will provide you with a view. Denali is so massive that it creates its own weather system, making it nearly impossible to predict whether it will be visible or not.

Predicting the weather in the interior of Alaska is nearly impossible, especially far in advance. The best time to book your tour is whatever time works best for you!

Wildlife is abundant and sightings are possible, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed. On occasion, we may see Dall sheep, moose, bears, caribou or golden eagles.

You should discuss this with your doctor prior to your trip.

Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate a person who is confined to a wheelchair. The only exception is to charter the helicopter. There is an ADA lift that can raise the guest into the helicopter, but they must be able to move from one seat to another. This is on a case by case basis and needs approval from the operator management.

Seating in the aircraft generally consists of 2 passengers in the front and 4 in the back seat. Seating is based on weight and balance of all guests in the helicopter. Requests of where you sit cannot be guaranteed, nor can who you fly with however, we will strive to keep your groups together if possible.

Our helicopters are climate controlled. They are kept at a comfortable temperature for everyone on board. Guests are encouraged to dress in layers.

Each passenger has a headset with the ability to talk with the pilot and everyone else in the aircraft. Feel free to ask questions.

We typically fly between 500 and 2,000 feet above the ground on our tour. Generally, we do not exceed 7,000 feet in altitude.

There is a weight surcharge, not a restriction. This is for safety, weight, and balance of the helicopter and passenger comfort. The weight surcharge is $100 for any passenger 250lbs or over.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour. Children under 24 months will not need a ticket because they are considered lap children. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to fly without a guardian. A parental consent form is required for all passengers ages 12 to 17 that will be flying unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

It wouldn't be Alaska without the occasional inclement weather. If the weather is going to affect the quality of tour, we will cancel the departure. If you are not able to reschedule, you will receive a full refund.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

No food or drink is provided while on this tour.

Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.


Guest Reviews


1 total



On Jul 2023

Great views. Fun helicopter ride. Enjoyed it.


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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours

Passenger (Ages 2+): $259.00

250lbs+ Passenger: $359.00

Infant (Under 2): $0.00

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