Alaska Adventure Travel - Helicopter Tours
Since such a large part of Alaska is not accessible by road, often the best way to really see Alaska is by air. Helicopter flightseeing tours are a great way to do just that. Cruise ship passengers in southeast towns like Juneau tour by helicopter often landing on glaciers, and some tours even combine helicopter flights and glacier dog sled rides. Heading north, Alaska helicopter tours are popular in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula and near Denali National Park. A number of helicopter tours are available including tours with glacier landings and heli hiking.
Flying is a way of life in Alaska and a trip to Alaska would not be complete without a helicopter tour. From one end of the state to the other, there's never a shortage of colorful helicopter pilots to take you for a bird's eye view of this great land. Circle majestic Mt. McKinley, land on a glacier and go exploring, access backcountry wilderness, tour a remote village or fly past bears as they feast on summer salmon.
You'll find your helicopter aviator and guide well versed on the history, culture, geography and wildlife of the area. Whether your pleasure is a one-hour scenic overview of the area, a fly-in fishing foray, a full day of wildlife viewing or the chance to get intimate with a glacier, you'll find a flightseeing scenario to fit your agenda.
There is nothing like viewing the ancient ice, the vast emerald ocean, and the huge stands of lush spruce and hemlock from a helicopter. You will be able to see and experience details in the landscape that would escape you in any other form of travel. It will seem as if you could touch the peaks or the jewel-like glacier ponds... It will be an unforgettable journey.