Magnificent. Impressive. Remarkable! These are just a few of the rave reviews that this Grand Knik Tour inspires. The excursion starts at the Alaska Glacier Lodge, a quaint wilderness retreat just under an hour by car from Anchorage.
Three remote landings by helicopter.
From the moment you take off the views are breathtaking. Alpine gives way to forested mountainsides and the winding Knik River below. In open meadows below you might catch a glimpse of grazing moose or even bears, and yet even the chance to spot wildlife is forgotten as the helicopter approaches the mighty Knik, Colony, and Cataract glaciers. Your first remote landing is along the edge of the Knik Glacier at Lake George.
From here you'll climb aboard again, this time bound for a high alpine landing site. The entire sweeping panorama is laid out below you from this vantage point. The tour culminates with a third landing on the Knik Glacier itself. Over the next 30 minutes your guide leads you on a walk among the stunning blue pools and rugged ice features of this ancient glacier. The tour concludes with a return helicopter flight.
The Knik Helicopter Grand Knik Tour is two hours long and includes three landings. About 45 minutes of the tour is flight time, with the rest spent exploring the alpine and glacier environments on foot at each landing site. Weather in the Chugach Mountains can change quickly, so guests should prepare to be flexible as the tour adjusts to suit to the conditions.
Note that this tour also operates in the winter, giving passengers a closer look at a spectacularly snowy Knik landscape.
What to Bring
Proper gear is critical for comfort and safety in remote Alaskan environments. Dress in layers and bring a warm waterproof jacket. Make sure to wear sturdy close-toed shoes. Sunglasses are highly recommended. Don't forget a camera and, most importantly, a sense of adventure.
To calculate accurate weight and balance for the aircraft, each passenger must provide their weight when making a reservation.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour departs from the operator's Knik River Valley Base at the Alaska Glacier Lodge. Transfers are available from select Anchorage locations. There is free parking at the lodge for self-drive guests.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rates apply to children under the age of 12. Infants under the age of 2 may travel for free but must sit on an adult's lap.
|2/1/23 (W) to 9/30/23 (Sa)2/1/23 (W) to 9/30/23 (Sa)||Adult: $679.00||Child: $629.00||Infant: $0.00||Comfort Class: $829.00|
|The rates above do not include taxes/fees of 3% and are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 10:15 AM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 12:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 2:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 4:30 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
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 $679 + Tax
- Duration 2 Hours
- Departures 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM
- Operating Dates Daily from 2/1/2023 to 9/30/2023
- Activity Level Active
- Flightseeing by helicopter.
- Three remote landings.
- Guided glacier walk.
"This was the perfect way to end our Alaskan Adventure...experience of a lifetime for sure!"
~Janet from San Jose, California~