Glacier Landing Tours
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 we can land, which 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 $100 per person. A $15 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 book a tour with a Glacier landing, please follow the link here to purchase a National Park Pass.
This pass will be good for seven days and can be purchased as far in advance as needed. Park Passes are required for anyone 16 and over. If you have an Annual Pass or Senior Pass it is valid for the Glacier Landing. 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.
Glacier Landing Tours
Southside Explorer with 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.Find out More
Mountain Voyager with 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.Find out More
Grand Denali with 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.Find out More
Summit with Glacier Landing
This high-elevation expedition soars above Denali to view the summit at over 20,000 ftFind out More
Winter Explorer with Glacier Landing
This is the only tour we offer from October 1st- April 30th. This winter tour explores the southern side of the Alaska Range. Your pilot will be your guide and customize your tour based on weather conditions for the day. This flight does have a 2 passenger minimum. Please call for one passenger pricing. *There is an 8% tax on all flightseeing tours.Find out More