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Address: PO Box 32540, Juneau, AK 99803
Phone Number: 907 790 4530
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Description: Helicopter trekking company offering 3 levels of trekking adventures all...
Helicopter trekking company offering 3 levels of trekking adventures all with helicopter flight seeing included. These tours are fully outfitted with no experience necessary
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You have to do it!

From planning our first glacier trek to taking that last sip of cool glacial water off the Mendenhall Glacier, Northstar Trekking provided such a wonderful experience my husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Brittany D
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

From planning our first glacier trek to taking that last sip of cool glacial water off the Mendenhall Glacier, Northstar Trekking provided such a wonderful experience my husband and I will never forget. The customer service at the office was very welcoming and kind, you can tell everyone enjoys working there. Our helicopter pilot gave a great tour by air... More 

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Atlanta
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took the level 2 trek which allowed us to hike around Mendenhall Glacier for a couple of hours. You are outfitted with proper clothing before you leave the heliport, and once on the glacier you are fitted with crampons and taught how to walk on the ice. Although it was a little cloudy, the flight to the glacier was... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After working all summer in Juneau, I knew I wanted to flight see over the Mendenhall Glacier and wanted more than a 15 minute stop on the glacier itself. Enter North Star Trekking and their Level 2 Glacier Trek. Which included 2 hours on the glacier! My husband and I picked the perfect day, clear and sunny. On the very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Me and my mother arrived in Juneau on Sept 04 after alighting from our cruise. We were initially considering between the Pilots Choice Helicopter Tour with another company or the Glacier Trekking tour with Northstar. Our kind tour operator suggested the Level 2 Trekking as it gives us more time on the Glaciers. Biggest REGRET ever! We should have just... More 

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Craig J, General Manager at NorthStar Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I will save your comments and use them for our upcoming guide training to make sure your experience will not be repeated. It is our goal to give every guest unique, memorable, and positive experience on the glacier and it is obvious from your... More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Absolutely the best excursion of the trip. Awesome helicopter ride up to the top of the glacier. Then 3 hours hiking and exploring some of the most amazing features of the glacier including going down into deep underground Ice Caves, rappelling down the side of a 100 foot ice wall crevasse, then ice climbing back up the ice wall, all... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We did the Level 1 Helicopter Glacier Walkabout in September 2014 and had the most amazing time. Good quality equipment was provided. Staff were knowledgable. I was nervous about what to expect but when I arrived on the glacier it was like being in another world truly spectacular. The scenery was breathtaking and difficult to describe in words! A great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were sent this way by the cruise ship the Norwegian Pearl, we booked a helicopter walkabout excursion. we had a family trip of a life time. There are four in the family , my self my wife & the kids 13 & 11. we just thought the staff were amazing, From the Shuttle bus driver, Peter to the gear... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were so lucky to have a bright, sunny day, with almost no wind. The scenery is breathtaking both flying there, and walking around on the glacier. We saw the brightest blue pools, crevices , and streams. It's something every visitor should do, even if it's a bit spendy. If the day is clear, and you don't do it, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went on the glacier trek and had an amazing time! From the flight up and down with the amazing Mark as our captain, I was nervous. To the awesome walk around mendenhall glacier with Jono, who was very knowledgeable, kind, and eager to ensure we had a great time and got pictures of everything we wanted to! This trip... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Like the other reviews before, this tour was the highlight of our trip. Don't worry about the sticker shock as the helicopter tour and the hiking make you forget! From start to finish, the team was professional; I felt safe during each part of the extravaganza. Our pilot, Alex, was great - even had a sense of humor and you... More 

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