Taking off from the Knik River Lodge in the heart of the Mat-Su Valley to the Knik Glacier the flight time is only 30 minutes round trip so the price for this tour is a lot lower. We land right in the middle of the Knik Glacier, where you can get out of the helicopter and spend about 30 minutes on ice thousands of years old with your pilot/guide. We provide crampons for your hiking or athletic shoes to safely hike on the ice and explore some of the cool features. Take pictures of the blue lakes on top of the glacier, crevasses and ice ‘sculptures’ made by wind, sunshine and time.
Knik Glacier comes down from Mount Marcus Baker, the highest peak in the Chugach Range. Over 25 miles long and more than 5 miles wide, this is one of the largest glaciers in South Central Alaska. Vertical ice walls rise out of the lake, which is spotted with icebergs calving off Colony glacier. A great tour for people that want to see all the best Alaska has to offer in one incredible tour.
- Departs from Knik River Lodge, Palmer - Flight over the majestic Chugach Range, Knik Glacier, Colony Glacier and more - Birds eye views of glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers and water falls - Land right on the Knik glacier, and explore on foot with your pilot / guide - Fly down the Great Gorge or the Knik, awarded National Landmark status for it’s beauty - We often see moose and Dall sheep and sometimes bears
Total tour time: 1 hour Flight time: 30 minutes
TYPES OF HELICOPTERS WE FLY
Alaska Helicopter Tours has multiple 3 passenger Robinson 44s. These helicopters have a per seat limit of 300 lbs and a total combine passenger weight limit of 600 lbs. If your passenger weight exceeds 600lbs or for parties of more than 3 guests, your party may be in 2 or 3 helicopters, but will always be together for the tour. (added bonus is everyone will have a window seat and you can take pictures and video of the other helicopter from the air) If a guest exceeds the 300 lb per seat limit we may have additional helicopter options. Please call 907-272-7777 for assistance in booking groups larger than 9 passengers or for additional helicopter options.