No Alaskan adventure is complete without a Juneau Icefield Tour. With over 16,000 miles of ice across the state, there’s no better way to explore the stunning frozen scenery than with a private helicopter tour. Embark on a once in a lifetime ride in the sky for a truly unforgettable experience in Juneau, Alaska. To discover even more fun in the area, download our free Vacation Guide and find everything a stay in Juneau has to offer.Get the Guide!
What to Expect From a Juneau Icefield Tour
Buckle Up for the Ride!
Hold on tight as you soar above the Juneau Icefield with Coastal Helicopters. While you pass important landmarks and rock formations, your seasoned pilot-guide shares important facts about the mesmerizing landscape. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a black bear or other wildlife standing out against the stark white backdrop below. It’s an experience that will have you reminiscing for days!
How to Stick the Landing
The end of the helicopter tour marks the official beginning of your glacier walkabout. The flight lands you on your choice of either the Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glaciers. Keep in mind that Coastal Helicopters highly recommends exploring the Herbert Glacier. What sets this location apart is its complete and utter seclusion. Passengers claim that the untouched landscape genuinely makes them feel like they’re the only people in the entire world. It’s a surreal feeling that you’ll only understand after an hour exploration on the tour of Herbert Glacier.
What to Prepare
Juneau excursions can be a bit tricky at times. One minute you’ll be enjoying the brisk sunshine, and the next you’ll be battling unexpected winds. That being said, it’s important to adequately prepare for the fluctuating Juneau weather. The average temperature on a glacier is usually 10 to 15 degrees colder than it is on ground level, so make sure to wear gloves, a hat, and easily removable layers including a windbreaker. It’s also recommended to bring a pair of sunglasses to mute the shining white snow, while a glacier over-boot will be provided to help you walk across the icy terrain.
Forgot to pack something? Grab some gear at the Foggy Mountain Shop to be ready for your glacial excursion. The shop is also useful for finding equipment for our adventurous vacation packages, offered only when you say at Silverbow Inn.
The Perfect Return to Silverbow Inn
A Juneau Icefield Tour will leave you filled with content, and with some snow in your boots! At Silverbow Inn, our thoughtful amenities help vacationers cope from a day out in the unfamiliar Alaskan weather. Try defrosting in our rooftop hot tub to instantly warm you from head to toe. But before you snuggle up in the comfort of your plush, king-size bed, you won’t want to miss our complimentary hot cocoa and cookie hour to wind down for the evening. Our dedication to delivering the perfect Juneau experience is what makes Silverbow Inn the best place to book your dream Alaska vacation. Start planning your stay today!