5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
While in port in Juneau, take advantage of Alaska’s incredible scenery on this two-part shore excursion. Take to the skies on a helicopter tour over the stunning Juneau Icefield, and land on the awe-inspiring Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier for an astounding walkabout amidst the spectacular glacial landscape.


  • Experience Alaska’s glacial scenery from two perspectives
  • Fly over the Juneau Icefield on a narrated helicopter flight
  • Land on a glacier for a guided walk on the Juneau Icefield
  • Learn about your surroundings from your expert pilot-guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Best Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

When your cruise ship docks at the Juneau port, you’ll be picked up from the cruise terminal and you’ll kick off your Alaskan experience with an informative and entertaining van ride from your Juneau hotel to the heliport to begin your amazing helicopter tour.

Enjoy stellar aerial views as you soar over rock formations and icefalls while learning about the spectacular sights from your knowledgeable pilot, who’ll act as your guide for your entire experience, including your landing and walkabout on the glacier. Make your way by helicopter to either the Herbert Glacier, Taku Glacier, Lemon Glacier or Norris Glacier, descending to the glacier below for the second part of your tour.

When you land, you’ll be taken on a serene walk along the glacier surface, nestled among mountain peaks blanketed in ice and snow – a beautiful sight! You'll learn about your surroundings and be free to ask your pilot-guide any questions you have about Alaska’s natural history, geology, meteorology and more. Be sure to dress warmly, as it can be quite cold on the glacier.

After your time on the icefield, savor more aerial views on your helicopter flight back to Juneau. Upon landing, you’ll have the oppurtunity for final photos and time to warm up before enjoying a return van trip back to your cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a little rainy on our trip but that is to be had this time of year in Alaska. Our pilot was very good and made everyone feel comfortable. Once we landed on the glacier, it was a sight to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic ride! Loved landing on the glacier. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very comfortable ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

AMAZING experience. Highlight of the trip. Adventurous and manageable at the same time. Casey was a great pilot and taught us a lot about the glaciers. The sights are simply amazing. Smooth pick up and drop off at the cruise ship.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Most excellent experience landing and walking on the Herbert Glacier! Experience of a lifetime! Drew did a wonderful job piloting and leading the group during the walk about.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

OMG this was so sureal. Only wish the tour had been longer. I debated about spending the extra money but found this excursion to be worth every penny. Why else do you go to Alaska? Spend the money to see the glaciers up close. The sun broke out and the blues and greens were just so stunning. A memory I won't soon forget.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

By far the best tour in Alaska! Nice to land on a glacier with no other tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

On time pick up at the cruise port, great staff, newer helicopters and a great pilot. Plus it was 100 cheaper than the same tour Holland America offered. Its expensive but well worth it. A once in a lifetime experience. Also liked the security of the Viator guarantee. Would recommend to a friend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Cute Pilot !!! Awesome Trip !!! Friendly Service !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best tour we took. You are alone in the glacier with just the helicopter, pilot and the 4 people on the tour. Walking over the glacier is an awesome experience.

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