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Helicopter Explorer

A Helicopter Explorer flight straight to Advanced Glacier Trekking, what else could you want?

Guest NO glacier access fee

Helicopter Explorer

Do you want to maximize your time exploring the Matanuska Glacier? The Helicopter Explorer tour allows you to experience our Advanced Trek without having to hike 2 miles on the moraine. Guests can expect to spend up to 3 hours on the white ice, utilizing ropes to scramble up walls, hike beside crevasses, and enjoy the beauty of moulins and blue pools. One of our highly trained guides will help you experience the most the glacier has to offer!

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 paying guests to fly.
  • Most tours have an average of 4 guests and a maximum group size of 6
  • Minimum age 12 years old
  • Maximum weight 245 lbs

All guests are weighed prior to flight. Guests over the weight limit may be allowed to join the trip if space allows. There will be a $100 additional fee.

You’re welcome to go ahead and book if traveling solo. We’ll give you an update 7 days before your trip.

What about the weather?

Although we generally have great weather here in Glacier View, this trip may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Your safety is our top priority! Should we cancel your trip, you will get a full refund. Our Cancellation Policy for all other cases will apply and you can read more about that [here].

What to Expect

Your tour will include a short flight in the helicopter to access the coolest features on the glacier. Everyone gets a window seat!

You’ll land and explore using crampons and other technical equipment to travel with your guide. Check out stunning blue pools, bottomless crevasses and towering walls of ice.

This trip is similar to our Advanced Trek but with a quick flight to the most spectacular areas on the glacier.