Soar Above the Juneau Skyline to the Mendenhall Glacier
You will be met at the Mt. Robert’s Tramway in downtown Juneau. From here, a transfer will be provided to the heliport to begin your afternoon of adventure.
After a safety briefing, board your private modern turbine-powered helicopter for a flight to the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing Juneau, enjoy breathtaking vistas seen by few. Thriving rainforests, alpine ridges, and mountain peaks create a dramatic setting for the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier.
Your flight takes you over the glacier itself; the helicopter’s perspective gives you an eagle’s-eye view of ice spires, deep blue crevasses, and meltwater pools. Descending towards the landing site, you may fly past the Mendenhall Towers – rock sentinels that soar to nearly 7,000-feet. A gentle landing brings you to the ice itself, where you will explore the glacier’s surface with highly-experienced, knowledgeable guides. Bring plenty of film or memory cards and batteries – this is a wonderful opportunity to take once-in-a-lifetime photos.
Guests are invited to try their hand at a glacier push-up, for a delicious drink of glacier water, or give themselves a glacial facial, using the mud ground from the glacial flour. After spending some time exploring this ancient ice, your private helicopter will bring you back to Juneau.
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