Helicopter Glacier Exploration

An extended, helicopter assisted glacier hike in a secluded alpine environment for a truly unique glacial exploration tour.

This trip offers the opportunity to be led into a place that few people have ever been. Our Helicopter Exploration trip is an experience for those wanting to not only see and walk on a glacier, but to truly explore one as well.  Given that glaciers are constantly changing, the options for navigation are truly limitless. 

 The helicopter leaves from Seward's local airport, and the views seen from the flight up to the ice are spectacular. After flying up through an alpine canyon, the helicopter lands relatively close to the glacier access – just a short hike to the ice!

 Under our guidance, you will hike deep into the glacier’s crevasse fields on this tour where you can be up close and personal to the awesome power and beauty of this massive glacier.  Up higher in the faster moving sections of the glacier that are still creating the landscape around us we can almost feel the ancient flow of glacier ice make its way down the valley. 

 After the hiking tour is done, the helicopter takes a thrilling canyon run down the mountain and over Resurrection Bay back to Seward.

 This tour provides the hardy hiker with 3 hours of exploration- plenty of time to become intimately acquainted with another world.

Permitted with the Chugach National Forest.


Season:  May 25th-ish through September 8th

Book Helicopter Glacier Exploration Online

Choose a day that you would like to go on this trip by clicking the Book Now button. After you enter your information, we will contact you to set up a time that works for the day!

Add discounted Kayaking or Paddleboarding to this trip!

Booking this tour makes you eligible for a discounted Kayaking or Paddleboarding trip with legendary local company Liquid Adventures! For details about this awesome deal, check out this page, or look in your confirmation email after booking this trip for instructions on how to redeem your discount.

Essential Information

Allow about 4 hours total with this trip with departure and return times somewhat customized depending on the helicopter schedule.
Departure Time 
Trip times are customizable
Minimum Age 
Trip Price 
$395 per person (plus tax). Group discounts are available. Additional flight-seeing time can be added for a cost.