Knik Glacier

Knik Glacier


Tour One Of Southcentral’s Largest Glaciers

What

Experience a flightsee tour to Knik Glacier, a favorite local destination. During the flight, you’ll fly over Lake George, a stunning glacial lake where you may spot a few icebergs along the way.

Why

An adventure only accessible by plane. You will have the chance to experience a favorite local tour.

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Flightsee Tour Cessna Aircraft
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Trip Duration 1.5 Hours

Come with us on an adventure to one of our favorite destinations that attracts locals and visitors alike.

Details

What you can expect on a Knik Glacier air tour.

Duration

1.5 Hours


Group Size

2 Guests
Minimum


Takeoff

Palmer Airport
720 E Yukon St


Cost

$225 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 Chugach Mountains. The Knik Glacier flight tour follows the Knik River Valley with the towering peaks of the Chugach Mountains on both sides of the plane and a braided river running up the valley all the way to the Knik Glacier 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 hosted 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.

Overview

Takeoff

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

Your Knik Glacier flight tour follows the Knik River Valley with the large peaks of the Chugach Mountains on both sides of the plane and a braided river running up the valley.

 

 

 

Knik Glacier

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

Pointers & Packing List

We’ll lead the way


Pack a snack

We recommend packing a light snack for your Alaska Denali tour experience. You are welcome to bring a small bag on the trip.


Dress in layers

For your Alaska plane tour, we recommend dressing in layers and wearing comfortable clothing suitable for the weather conditions.


Shades are a must

Clouds and snow reflect a lot of light from the sun. While you can take them off for viewing, we recommend bringing a pair of quality sunglasses so you don’t have to squint against the glare or snow.


Take some photos

Don’t forget to bring your phone or a good camera. You will want to remember these views!

Book your Knik Glacier flightseeing tour today

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. Our policy follows a refund system based on the timing and circumstances of your cancellation:

Early Cancellation (90 days or more before the flight) Receive a 100% refund as a token of our appreciation for your early notice, allowing us the opportunity to accommodate other clients.

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 credit for another booking or a full 100% refund.

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.