Knik Glacier

Knik Glacier

One Of Southcentral’s Largest Glaciers


A flyover tour through the stunning Knik Valley to the mighty Knik glacier. 


Take to the skies and get a bird’s eye view of one of Alaska’s famous glaciers.

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Trip Type In the Air
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Trip Duration 1-1.5 Hours
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Temperature Average of 62°F

See the natural beauty that attracts locals and visitors alike.


What you can expect from this experience.


1 – 1.5 Hours

Group Size

2 Guests


Palmer Airport
720 E Yukon St


$150 Per Person

See one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska! Depart from the beautiful Palmer airport with a full view of Pioneer Peak. Travel to the south, turning east along the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains, and cruise toward the spectacular Chugach Mountains. The flight follows the Knik River Valley with the towering peaks of the Chugach Mountains on both sides of the plane and the mighty Knik Glacier waiting at the head of the valley.

The Knik Glacier is well-known among local Alaskans. Its ice field averages a span of 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, thus making it one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska. It also feeds the Knik River, trickling into the Knik Arm
— a section of the famous Cook Inlet.

Knik Glacier also has a lake situated near the face of the glacier: Lake George. This lake became very well-known in the early days of Alaska’s pioneers due to a unique natural phenomenon known as a “jökuhlaup” in Icelandic (or glacial lake outburst flood for those that don’t speak the language). This outburst flood would cause annual devastation to local properties before ceasing in 1967, with many attributing this to the great earthquake of 1964.

Fun fact: the Knik Glacier has played host to Hollywood. It was once the setting for the Klingon penal colony called Rura Penthe in 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. That’s right: take a step into a faraway land and see where Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy were rescued from Klingon captivity.



Depart from the beautiful Palmer, Alaska airport with a full view of Pioneer Peak. We bank to the east, cruising along the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains toward Chugach.

Knik River Valley

The flight then follows the Knik River Valley, a scenic expanse with abundant wildlife, with towing peaks flanking your views.

Knik Glacier

Experience the stunning Knik Glacier, spanning 25 miles of Alaska’s untouched wilderness. Gaze upon its vibrant blue ice and deep crevasses while soaring above this natural wonder.

Pointers & Packing List

You bring the goods, we’ll lead the way

Pack a snack

Being mind blow can make you hungry! We recommend packing a light lunch for your experience. For safety reasons, we ask that it can fit in a small paper bag.

Dress in layers

It can get below zero at higher altitudes. We recommend dressing in layers and bringing a pair of gloves. Its hard to see when you’re shivering!

Shades are a must

We live with our heads in the cloud and it’s sunny up here. While you might take them off for viewing, we recommend bringing a pair of quality sunglasses for your comfort.

Take some photos

Modern smartphones take amazing pictures, but if you want to bring something a little more powerful make sure it has a strap. It’s going to be a long way down!

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Any Questions?

The Knik Glacier Tour takes you on a scenic flight through the Knik River Valley, surrounded by the majestic Chugach Mountains. The main highlight is the Knik Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska, and the beautiful Lake George near the glacier’s face.

Cancellation Policy

Standard Cancellation Policy:
Our standard cancellation policy is designed to provide a fair balance between flexibility and operational considerations. The policy follows a tiered refund system based on the timing of your cancellation:

  1. Early Cancellation (90 days or more before the flight): Receive a 90% refund as a token of our appreciation for your early notice, allowing us the opportunity to accommodate other clients.
  2. Intermediate Cancellation (15-89 days before the flight): Obtain a 50% refund, reflecting a balance between your changing plans and the resources allocated to prepare for your flight.
  3. Late Cancellation (within 14 days of the flight): Unfortunately, no refund can be provided due to the limited time available for reallocating resources and finding alternative clients.

Weather-related Cancellations:
In the event of adverse weather conditions, we prioritize your safety and enjoyment. If we must cancel a flight due to weather, you will receive a full 100% refund. Should a trip be cut short due to unexpected weather changes, Blue River Aviation will refund a prorated amount to the tour operator, who will then issue the appropriate refund to our valued clients.

Please note:
Deposits become non-refundable if a cancellation is made within 14 days prior to the flight.

Your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities, and we strive to provide a seamless experience while addressing your individual needs. If you have any questions or require clarification regarding our cancellation policy, please do not hesitate to contact Blue River Aviation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you.