Seward Glacier Landing

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Excursion Overview

Glacier and Mountain Viewing Tour

On our 30-minute glacier landing and scenic flight, you'll experience the wonder of nature in Alaska. Your pilot will take you through a magical glacier filled valley on the way to your landing on one of three glaciers, Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, and Hawk's Glacier. On this exciting tour, you'll see the "toe" of the Godwin Glacier, take unbelievable pictures, and touch glacier ice!

We provide all guests with gear and after a quick safety briefing we'll take off in one of our Robinson 44 helicopters which are great because everyone gets a window seat!

Immediately after take-off, you will fly over a beautiful braided river towards Godwin Glacier. As this area is abundant in wildlife, you may see otters and whales during the flight so definitely keep a look out!

The Godwin glacier will amaze you from the air, but that's not where our journey ends. We'll fly by the toe of Godwin Glacier before we turn into a mountain valley where you will fly by the Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, and Hawk's Glacier. Depending on the weather, group size, and your preference, your pilot will land near the base of one of these three glaciers. Take as many photos as you desire during this glacier landing so that you can brag to everyone when you return home!

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Rain gear if needed


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Maximum weight limit per seat: 300lbs
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Ability to enter and exit the helicopter with minimal assistance and to navigate rocky terrain
  • Participants must sign a liability waiver (parent must sign for minors)

Duration: .5 hours (Roundtrip transportation.)

  • 15 minutes - scenic helicopter flight
  • 15 minutes - explore the immediate area after landing at the toe of a nearby glacier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the airport office. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to enter and exit the helicopter with minimum assistance and navigate rocky terrain. There is no storage available for motorized scooters or wheelchairs. These must be left at our airport office. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

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

We recommend wearing layers. We have full rain gear available for guests if needed. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good traction are strongly recommended for navigating the rocky terrain.

For a worry-free day, we highly recommend storing your luggage at your hotel or the Seward Train Depot before embarking on the tour. We also recommend seeing if your cruise line can transfer your bags directly to your hotel or the Train Depot for you. We can hold your luggage, but only during the time of the tour.

We land at the toe of one of the following three glaciers: Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, or Hawk's Glacier depending on weather and group size.

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground. However, there are some days that it is warmer on the glacier than it is on the ground. This is the reason why we recommend dressing in layers. The weather in Seward typically ranges between 55°F and 75°F.

No. Guests are able to walk up to the glacier and touch it but due to safety reasons, guests are not permitted to walk on the glacier.

In general, we recommend booking the excursion in the morning for this tour, so that if we do encounter weather problems we can push your tour back later in the day. We have tour times throughout the day, so book what works best with your schedule.

Yes. We have a 300lbs weight limit per seat.

No. Due to FAA regulations for the helicopters that we fly, we cannot fly anyone over 300lbs. This weight includes all clothes/gear guest may be wearing.

No. Passengers under 24 months are required to sit on a guardian's lap. You must be able to get in and out of the helicopter without assistance.

We fly as long as visibility permits us to do so. Our flights generally go out unless there is a considerable amount of cloud coverage or high winds. We have an impeccable safety record and only fly if the conditions warrant.

Our helicopters can accommodate 3 passengers in addition to the pilot. There are two seats in the back and one located in the front next to the pilot, so everyone gets a window seat!

There are 2 helicopters available throughout most of the summer season. If you are part of a large group and give us advance warning, we will try to make more machines available.

We fly Robinson 44 helicopters.

Wildlife is abundant in the area and sightings of bears, moose, bald eagles, mountain goats, and marine life are very possible on this tour, however sightings of specific animals are not guaranteed.


Guest Reviews


2 total


David I

On Sep 2022

Our pilot was amazing. He was very personable and had great knowledge of the area. Definitely worth every penny would do it again in a heartbeat.

Robert W

On Aug 2019

We had a great time and will be going again next time we are in Seward!


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Duration: .5 hours

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Duration: .5 hours

Min of 2 required to book

Passenger (Age 2+): $279.00

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00