We hear every day that the glacier landing was the highlight of their Alaska vacation. After all the years of watching the expressions and listening to the enthusiasm we would like to pass on sound advice - land on the glacier!
How is it different than other glaciers, you may ask? No other place has the scale and vertical relief. Denali and its sister peaks dominate the scene to portray an ice age world of flowing glaciers and awe inspiring scenery.
The National Park Service has awarded Talkeetna Air Taxi a concession for landing on the glaciers of Denali National Park. There are a number of different glaciers on which we land, this will depend on weather, lighting and snow conditions. TAT is known throughout Alaska as "The Glacier Landing Company" and conducts more glacier landings than any other company in the world!
All you need to enjoy the excitement of standing among the great peaks is a jacket, sunglasses, and long pants and a sense for adventure. We provide the gore-tex over boots that fit on over your shoes to keep them dry and snow free. Enjoy the sun, snow, and the unique features of the glacier and make sure you have space in your camera for hundreds of pictures!
A glacier landing takes an additional 30 minutes (15 minutes of time exploring on foot and 15 minutes for landing and takeoff) and can be added to any flight tour for $95 per person. A $10 per person entrance fee for the Denali Park glacier landing is due at the time of your flight unless you already have a National Park Pass. For children 16 and under, a National Park Pass is not required.
If you are joining one of the Denali National Park Bus trips within seven days of your glacier landing trip with us, your entrance fee is covered.
Southside Explorer w/Glacier Landing
A robust introduction to Denali and the Alaska Range. Follow the river systems of Talkeetna across the Susitna Valley into an incredible landscape of icefalls, glaciers and snowy peaks.
This version of the Southside Explorer includes a 30 minute landing on an Alaskan glacier.
Mountain Voyager w/Glacier Landing
All the awe-inspiring scenic essentials. Enter further into the heart of the Alaska Range to explore seemingly endless glaciers, massive mountains, and the majesty of Denali itself.
This version of the Mountain Voyager tour includes a 30 minute landing on an Alaskan glacier.
Grand Denali w/Glacier Landing
The definitive tour of Denali that covers more of the Alaska Range than any other tour available. An unforgettable experience that includes the many faces of North America's tallest mountain in addition to the features included in the other tours.
This version of the Grand Denali tour includes a 30 minute landing on an Alaskan glacier.
Summit w/Glacier Landing
This high-elevation expedition soars above Denali at over 20,000 ft. and is a one-of-a-kind tour for adventurous travelers that explores the Alaska Range from a unique, towering perspective.
This tour spends more time at higher altitudes and gives a broad overview of the Alaska Range.
This version of the Summit tour includes a 30 minute landing on an Alaskan glacier.