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Flying with bush pilots over Glaciers, In Alaska Juneau Alaska United States
Denali Juneau Alaska United States
Glacier Flightseeing   Juneau Alaska United States
Flying with bush pilots over Glaciers, In Alaska Juneau Alaska United States
Denali Juneau Alaska United States
Glacier Flightseeing   Juneau Alaska United States

Flying with bush pilots over Glaciers, In Alaska

While this may be the priciest piece of my Travels in Alaska, it was also one of the most memorable. Flying over glaciers in a small floatplane was second only to seeing the Northern Lights. For a few hours we were transported from the city of Anchorage over country side, into gorgeous glaciers, and Mt. McKinley. I loved the feeling of taking off and landing in the floatplanes and our guide or "bush pilot" was very friendly and knowledgeable. If you are planning to take a trip to Alaska I would splurge on this outing, and enjoy the awe inspiring views.

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Glacier Flightseeing

Witness Juneau from the soaring vantage point of a helicopter. Fly over misty rain forests and towering mountain peaks, then get an utterly unique bird’s-eye view of a glacier's icy spires, deep blue crevasses, meltwater pools and its jagged, pockmarked surface. Some trips land right on the glacier itself for exploration on foot, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. If you’re going to visit a once-in-a-lifetime destination, you may as well enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view.