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45-Minute Scenic Flight to Aialik Glacier

Seward, Alaska, USA

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  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Overview

The flight to Bear Glacier, the largest glacier from the Harding Ice Field, is a one-of-a-kind Alaskan experience that should not be missed. Nestled among soaring, snow-covered peaks, the glacier rests above a remote lagoon studded with massive icebergs the size of houses. Cascading waterfalls, old-growth forest, and turquoise blue water surround a dramatic, frozen landscape carved and cut by millennia of ice advancing and retreating.  

Your trip to the glacier starts with a short check in at the airfield in Seward.  After meeting your pilot, you will go through a short safety orientation before heading to the helicopter. Then, it's time to take off!

Fly above the rugged coast of Resurrection Bay on the way to the largest glacier developed from the Harding Icefield, Bear Glacier. Bear Glacier rests above a secluded lagoon that holds hundreds of amazing icebergs. The brilliant blues of the water and the icebergs are absolutely stunning. These icebergs are much larger than icebergs that develop from Tidewater Glaciers and they remained trapped in Bear Glacier lagoon due to the large glacial moraine that separates the lagoon from the ocean. Soar past these incredible 200 ft icebergs on your scenic flight and watch for these icebergs, which are very active, as they roll or move across the lagoon. Look closely at the icebergs and you may find dozens of seals sunning themselves in these protected waters, which are safe from orca and other oceanic predators.

Then, cross over the mountains and descend upon Aialik Glacier. Aialik glacier is an impressive tidewater glacier with a massive ice face that descends directly into Aialik bay. Circle around Aialik glacier and watch for calving pieces of ice before exploring the huge crevasses and ice face. This intimate approach to seeing such a large glacier will leave you spell bound.

On the flight back, cruise over the Harding Icefield and see Exit Glacier from the air. This tour will give you a true appreciation of the size and scope of Alaska’s glaciers. This one-of-a-kind flight is a is an incredible upgrade from our glacier landing tour and has been described by our staff as a “must do.”

Information

Includes:
  • 45-minute helicopter flight to Bear and Aialik Glaciers
  • FAA certified pilot
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch 
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, weight restrictions apply
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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Seward, AK
Departure Time:
Daily 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:10pm
  • 45-Minute Scenic Flight to Aialik Glacier
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