- Denali National Park
- Things to Do in Denali Park
- Denali Helicopter Tundra Express Flight
In as vast a place as the Denali Park area, the landscape can only truly be experienced by air. This half-hour helicopter tour takes visitors high above the Nenana River and into an otherwise unreachable alpine world.
Epic vistas swiftly come into view.
The tour begins at the Denali Park area's riverside heliport where guests are given a safety brief before boarding their comfortable rotor wing aircraft. The experienced pilot deftly takes off, flying the helicopter smoothly up. The Nenana River and the nearest hillsides drop away. Beautiful vistas of the national park and bordering lands come into view. There are layers upon layers of peaks and valleys and, if the weather cooperates, Denali itself on the not-so-distant horizon.
Halfway through the flight, the pilot scouts an adequate landing site and banks the helicopter in for a soft touch down on the alpine tundra. This is real Alaskan backcountry. Guests have plenty of time to take it in, from breathing the sweet mountain air, to relishing the quiet, to observing distant wildlife. The memorable tour concludes with a return flight back to the heliport.
The Helicopter Denali Tundra Express flight averages 15 minutes of flight time and 15 to 20 minutes exploring the alpine landing site. This is an ideal introductory experience for those who have never flown in a helicopter before. Weather in the Denali Park area can change quickly, so guests should prepare to be flexible as the tour adjusts to suit the conditions.
What to Bring
Proper gear is important for comfort and safety in remote Alaskan environments. Dress in layers, and bring a rain jacket. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes. Don't forget a camera. The tour operator has a no-bag policy and provides lockboxes for items left during the tour.
Accurate passenger weight is required for helicopter weight and balance. For safety reasons, passengers weighing more than 250 pounds will be accessed a small surcharge.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator provides complimentary transportation to their riverside heliport from most Denali Park area hotels.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
There is no child rate for this tour. Infants under the age of 2 may travel for free but must sit on an adult's lap.
|5/15/23 (M) to 9/14/23 (Th)5/15/23 (M) to 9/14/23 (Th)||Adult: $259.00||Child: $259.00||Infant: $0.00||Comfort Class: $359.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Denali Bluffs Hotel|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Denali Cabins|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Denali Park Village Lodge|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Denali Princess Lodge|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Grande Denali Lodge|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: McKinley Chalet Resort|
|Depart: 1:55 PM||Location: Temsco Denali Heliport|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Denali Bluffs Hotel|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Denali Cabins|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Denali Park Village Lodge|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Denali Princess Lodge|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Grande Denali Lodge|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: McKinley Chalet Resort|
|Depart: 3:50 PM||Location: Temsco Denali Heliport|
Select a departure below to see current availability. If your desired date is sold out (red) we will do our best to find an alternative, but we may not be able to accommodate your request.
- Price $259
- Duration 35 Minutes
- Departures 1:55 PM, 3:50 PM
- Operating Dates Daily from 5/15/2023 to 9/14/2023
- Activity Level Active
- Transportation to heliport.
- Alpine landing.
- Access to remote Alaska.
- Roundtrip helicopter flight.
"We hope to be able to come back to Alaska; we found so much more we'd like to do. Our itinerary was perfect for first time visitors."
~Randy from Illinois~