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Fly-In Glacier Hike and Packraft

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Embark on an exhilarating Alaskan adventure that combines flightseeing, glacier hiking, and packrafting, all in one day! This 5-hour tour is the first of its kind in Juneau and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Your journey begins by boarding a six-passenger floatplane and taking off from the water, soaring towards Norris Glacier. As you fly over the Taku Inlet and Juneau icefields, keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, black bears, and moose. Once you reach your destination, a lake fed by the Norris Glacier, you'll hike through terrain sculpted by glaciers until you reach a cove where your single-person packraft awaits. Knowledgeable and able guides will provide a brief lesson on paddling techniques before you set off into the water.

As you paddle through the tranquil waters, marvel at the stunning views of the Alaskan wilderness that surrounds you. Glide past icebergs and around the glacier until you reach its base. There, your guides will assist you in getting out of your packraft and into microspikes for the exhilarating hike onto the glacier.

Explore the unique landscape of the glacier on foot, taking in breathtaking views of Norris and Taku glaciers. With each season bringing new glacier features, you never know what you might encounter - from crevasses to glacier pools and more. After completing this once-in-a-lifetime experience on the glacier, paddle back to shore and prepare to return to Juneau on your floatplane.

What's Included

Professional guides, all necessary paddling equipment & glacier gear, rain jacket & pants, rubber boots, Forest Service permits, roundtrip van transportation, hearty, healthy snack & bottled water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the trip still operate if it is raining?
All of our tours operate rain or shine. Much of SE Alaska lies in a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for rain!With that said, if weather conditions are unsafe, the trip will be canceled, and we will provide a refund. This can happen on kayaking or canoeing trips from time to time and will be typically related to sea or lake conditions, not rain.
What's the weather like on the glacier? Is it cold?
Juneau temperatures during the summer are typically between 50 and 65 degrees, with an average of 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). The temperature on the glacier is about 5 degrees cooler, but can feel up to 15 degrees cooler due to katabatic winds (cold downslope winds coming down the glacier). Please bring layers of clothing including a warm hat and gloves.

Quick Facts


5h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 12 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.


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