Adventure enthusiasts interested in the great outdoors of Alaska will likely
appreciate a Juneau helicopter
tour with ice climbing as part of their vacation itinerary. Once you're equipped
with appropriate mountaineering outfits and gear, accessing the ice field is
the first step in Juneau helicopter tours, one of the more memorable shore excursions
available to cruise passengers.
After orientation and outfitting, you will have a choice of reaching the ice field by helicopter or backpacking. In a Juneau helicopter tour with ice climbing, you will receive instruction in safety techniques and an introduction in using tools including crampons, a kind of climbing iron. A trek across the ice field can be done at varying levels of difficulty, ranging from easy on up, while tunnels, waterfalls, and rock formations are just a few of the features you will observe. Ice climbing, alongside an experienced guide, is available, but it's an optional part of the tour.
Juneau helicopter tours are a popular activity with vacationers, as they offer unparalleled views of Alaska. These flight-seeing excursions take you on scenic tours through Mendenhall Glacier, the Juneau ice fields, Glacier Bay National Park, and wilderness and wildlife areas. Observe whales while cruising nearby waterways, see brown bears at Admiralty Island, or take a helicopter tour to a dog sledding camp and spend the afternoon maneuvering a team of huskies across the snow.
Helicopter tours involving glacier flight-seeing, dog sled tours, and backpacking across the Juneau ice fields are available from the end of April through the end of September, weather permitting. If you're visiting the 49th state during the summer months, they make a great addition to any itinerary.