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Denali Flyer Tour

Highlights
  • 1.25-hour flightseeing tour of Denali National Park from Talkeetna
  • Fly over the Alaska Range: Denali, Hunter, and Foraker mountains
  • Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the West Buttress Route, Mount Frances, Kahiltna glaciers, Ruth Glacier, and Sheldon Amphitheater
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Denali Flyer Tour
From $309.23
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Flight/Glacier Landing 1 pmMost Popular
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 1:00 pm.
$406.88
Flight/Glacier Landing 11 am
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 11:00 am.
$406.88
Flightseeing Tour 12:30 pm
Flightseeing only tour leaving at 12:30 pm
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Overview
Soar over the Denali National Park’s Alaska Range on this 1.25-hour flightseeing tour from Talkeetna. Fly over the towering mountains of Denali (formerly McKinley), Hunter, and Foraker. Cruise up the Kahiltna glacier, right over the climbers’ base camp at 7,200 feet, and wind between these peaks for breathtaking views of Denali above and the West Buttress Route below. Upgrade to land on a glacier for a walkabout in one of more remote spots in the world. This small-group tour is limited to just six passengers, making for a memorable experience.
What to Expect
Talkeetna boasts skyscrapers of granite and ice instead of steel. Explore the wonders of Denali National Park on this 1.25-hour flightseeing tour. Check in at Talkeetna State Airport 30 minutes before your flight and board your plane seating a max of six passengers. (You may also schedule a complimentary transfer from your local hotel, inn, B&B, or rail depot.)

With a guaranteed window seat, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the views. A two-way headset is provided so you can communicate with your pilot as he/she shares commentary along the way.

View the vertical rise of Denali starting at its base of around 2,000 feet (610 meters) to over 20,320 feet (6,194 meters). You’ll see the West Buttress Route of Denali, a popular place to climb, and the Kahiltna glacier system (two miles/three km wide and 45 miles/72 km long).
 
Then, fly east and take in the flowing river of the Ruth Glacier, the Sheldon Amphitheater (glacier landings often done here), and the Great Gorge with its mile-high granite walls. You’re looking at the world’s deepest gorge. Snap shots of the intensely blue meltwater pools that dot the glaciers.
 
During your flight, you’ll see Denali Mountain (20,320 ft/6194 meters), Mt Hunter (14,573 ft/4,442 meters)) and Mt Foraker (17,400 ft/5,304 meters), which tower above the other peaks of the Alaska Range, forming the northern horizon. Snap shots of Mount Frances, formally known as Bergchen, German slang for ‘Little mountain,’ and the North Buttress of Mount Hunter, a 4,000-foot climbing challenge.

Curious about the glaciers and want to set foot on one? Upgrade your flight package to include a landing on an actual glacier. Stand beneath the towering mountains in a tranquil world of snow and ice, before you’re taken back to the airport.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Need at least 10 Stars to rate this tour

You simply MUST take this tour. After incredible week in AK hiking, fishing, and soaking up breathtaking scenery our first day flying with K-2 was my favorite. Staff was professional. Really appreciated morning email alert to potential weather...(earlier in the day glacier landings were not...More

Thank ViewChaser
Reviewed 1 week ago
Denali Flyer with Glacier Landing

WOW! An experience of a lifetime. We were booked for the Denali Grand Tour however with limited visibility and weather moving into the area, we were offered the opportunity to do the Flyer Tour. From the start to the end, I felt comfortable and confident...More

Thank AllsmilesMerc
Reviewed 1 week ago
best part of trip

Our pilot, Chris, was terrific as were the people at the counter. Landing on the glacier and seeing Denali were the best part of the Alaskan experience. I felt safe and enjoyed that Chris was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Everything is well run and I would...More

Thank grad98
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great flying tour

K2 was really accommodating. Weather was not flyable on our original date and K2 rebooked us for another date without any problems. Unfortunately on that date we could not do the tour we originally booked (Summit) as there were not enough people, but they tried...More

Thank majagavrilovski
Reviewed 1 week ago
Do This!!

On a clear day, there is absolutely no better way to experience the size and scope of Denali and the surrounding mountain range. It was spectacular!

Thank Julie R
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