Eklutna Glacier Tour

About The Tour

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime with our Eklutna Glacier Helicopter Tour! This tour offers a stunning blend of adventure and beauty. You will fly over beautiful landscapes, taking in Alaska’s breathtaking natural sights.

We begin our adventure at our hangar location in Wasilla. From here, we’ll cross the Knik River valley, offering captivating views of Alaska, Goat Creek, and Pioneer Peak. As we continue, we’ll turn into the majestic Eklutna Valley.

You’ll be amazed at Lake Eklutna and the impressive Eklutna Glacier from above. Spot a variety of Alaskan wildlife as you enjoy the ride. Then, as we fly back towards Wasilla, Anchorage’s skyline will make a delightful appearance in the distance, completing your 45-minute tour.

So, prepare for an enchanting tour that highlights the beauty of Alaska like you’ve never seen before. Book now at $425 per person (minimum 2 people).

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Use this section to quickly see different parts of the Eklutna Glacier Helicopter Tour with Heli Alaska, Inc. Learn about the local area, photographic opportunities, the route, and other activities available in the region.

The Eklutna Glacier

Important climate Research

Located in the heart of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, the Eklutna Glacier actively shapes the land and provides water to the surrounding areas.

Beneath the Alaskan sky, Eklutna Glacier extends for miles with shades of icy blue. A beautiful sight that can be appreciated even more on our tours.

Beyond its visual appeal, the glacier serves as an active scientific laboratory. As a result of studying its shifts over time, researchers gain insights into broader climate patterns. To understand more about these fascinating studies, you can explore the U.S. Geological Survey’s work on Eklutna Glacier.

Access to Eklutna Glacier presents a challenge due to its sheer size and rugged terrain. Nevertheless, our helicopter tours provide a unique perspective of this icy giant. From this bird’s eye view, you can witness the staggering icefalls, towering seracs, and winding moraines.

The Wildlife

As our helicopter flies over the Knik River Valley, keep your eyes open for moose that might be grazing by the river or for Dall sheep navigating the higher terrain above. The Knik River Valley is their home, and witnessing them in their natural environment is a delight.

Next, as we travel over the Eklutna Valley and around the lake, be sure to watch for migratory bird species. You might spot bald eagles soaring high above the trees or arctic terns catching their meals over the lake’s surface. The setting of Lake Eklutna makes for a perfect birdwatching spot.

Then, as we approach the Eklutna Glacier, the landscape may reveal the occasional mountain goat making their way across the rugged glacier terrain. Their white coats, contrasted with the blue of the glacier, make for an unforgettable sight.

Witnessing these animals in their natural habitats, undisturbed by the rush of human life, is a unique and peaceful experience. While we ensure not to disrupt their environment, these encounters with Alaska’s wildlife add an enriching layer to the tour of Lake Eklutna.

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Your Eklutna Glacier Tour

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The experience begins as we lift off, providing a panorama of Wasilla and Anchorage. As we cross the Knik River Valley, the landscape transitions into the wilderness of Goat Creek, framed by the backdrop of Pioneer Peak and the Chugach Mountains.

As we proceed, the Eklutna Valley reveals itself. This landscape, full of lakes, towering mountains, and forests, creates a spectacle that truly embodies the soul of Alaska. The star of this aerial show, of course, is Eklutna Lake. Nestled within this valley, the glacial-colored blue lake makes for a fantastic sight.

Soon, the tour leads us to the Eklutna Glacier. Here, the view transforms, the white-blue ice contrasting with the surrounding greens and browns.

The trip back towards Wasilla provides one final treat. Visible in the distance, Anchorage presents a unique blend of urban and natural landscapes. As we descend, it’s hard not to appreciate the co-existence of civilization and wilderness in this beautiful part of the world.

The Lake Eklutna

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Hidden away in the northern portion of Chugach State Park, near Anchorage, Lake Eklutna is one of the most beautiful lakes in Alaska, showcasing nature’s beauty at its finest. Surrounded by forests and mountains, it’s an essential stop for anyone seeking an authentic Alaskan experience.

Lake Eklutna is a man-made lake in Alaska formed by the damming of the Eklutna River. Fed by the melting of the Eklutna Glacier, the turquoise waters of the lake spread across approximately seven miles in length. Not only does Lake Eklutna provide a water source for the surrounding communities, but it also sustains fantastic views of a range of local wildlife which can be found on the hiking trails.

Around Lake Eklutna, you’ll find an array of well-maintained trails perfect for hiking, biking, and ATV adventures. Also, the lake itself is a popular spot for kayaking in the summer and skating or cross-country skiing in the winter. There’s a place for everyone here, whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a peaceful retreat.

If you’d like more information about the activities available at Lake Eklutna, visit the Chugach State Park’s website.

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Photography on your Eklutna Tour

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The Eklutna Glacier Tour promises great opportunities to capture photos. Each twist and turn of the tour presents landscapes and views that demand to be captured on camera.

Your photography journey begins with the flight over the Knik River Valley. The sprawling river and the endless tree canopy create picturesque scenes. Snap stunning aerial photos that will give your friends and followers a bird’s eye view of this fantastic panorama– and maybe a little case of jealousy. 

As you fly over Lake Eklutna, capture the reflections of the surrounding mountains on the water’s surface. These reflective moments make for an artist’s delight and a photographer’s dream.

The sight of Eklutna Glacier presents opportunities to capture unique glacial formations, crevasses, and potential icefalls. The varying shades of icy blues against the rocky terrains provide contrasts that are sure to boost your photography portfolio.

And don’t forget about the wildlife! The chance to photograph native Alaskan animals in their natural habitats, whether a moose at the river bank or an eagle soaring above, adds a touch of wilderness to your memories.

Some of the many incredible sights seen on the Eklutna Glacier & Lake Tour.

Booking your Eklutna Glacier & Lake Helicopter tour

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Don’t miss the chance to experience Alaska’s wild beauty from the skies. The Eklutna Glacier tour offers a unique opportunity to fly over stunning landscapes, explore an ancient glacier, and witness wildlife in their natural habitats. With a simple click, you can secure your spot and start counting down the days to your unforgettable Alaskan journey.

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If you are nervous about flying for any reason, we will be happy to walk you through the process or make arrangements to make the experience better for you. Again, please feel free to get in contact using the contact page. Our pilots love our tours and think you will too. Above all, though, we understand that everybody’s needs are different. One of us will be happy to assist you wherever possible.

Do you feel the Hatcher Pass Helicopter tour is not quite what you want? If you’d like to discuss customizing your tour, call us, and we’d be happy to accommodate your needs.

Eklutna Glacier Helicopter Tour Availability

See availability and choose a time for your tour. Or read on to find out more about the Eklutna Glacier Helicopter Tour with Heli Alaska, Inc.

Our Location:

4130 West Aviation Ave., Hangar #4

Wasilla, Alaska 99654