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NorthStar Trekking

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Address: Juneau, AK 99803
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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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Fabulous Glacier tour - great cruise excursion

My wife and I stopped in Juneau while on an Alaska cruise in August 2016. This was the very first port and first excursion. I can't say enough good & positive about this... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2016
Steve L

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Reviewed December 18, 2016

My wife and I stopped in Juneau while on an Alaska cruise in August 2016. This was the very first port and first excursion. I can't say enough good & positive about this experience. They were friendly, informative, put safety first then made sure that our group had an amazing helicopter ride and trek on the glacier. The staff, pilot... More 

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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This has been one of the most amazing things we've ever done!! The helicopter ride was fantastic, the views from up high were gorgeous and to see the landscape change as we got closer to the glacier trek was unforgettable. Knowledgeable and awesome guides, I can't say enough. They were helpful but also allowed us the freedom to explore and... More 

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

The whole experience was fantastic from being fitted out with the supplied gear, the pilot, the helicopter, the guides and the experience walking on a glacier, the whole operation was very professional. The helicopter ride into the glacier was a wow experience and worth every cent. Would love to do it again, highly recommend this company.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Very educational strip and knowledgeable staffs. We had a nice Easy walk about 1 hr on the glacier (exactly as what was written on the brochure). However, if I knew that I could handle more challenge than just a easy walk, I would have registered for the next level adventure tour where I saw the others did walk on the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Glacier hiking or walking should be in everyone's bucket list. It's a one of a kind experience and an achievement we can be proud of. Not the easiest but manageable for most as there were different capability levels offered. And most importantly is to go with a safe, qualified provider. North Star Trekking has a long, sustained great track record.... More 

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West MI
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

This was a great tour and one of the highlights of our Alaskan trip! After a very short ride from the cruise ship, we arrived at the private airport. After putting on all of our gear that they provided (coat, pants, boots, gloves, harness, helmets) we had a safety briefing and then loaded in to the helicopter. The ride was... More 

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Goiania, GO
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

The whole experience was amazing, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Kudos to Shannon, great job! Thank you guys!!!

Thank Bruno R
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We loved the helicopter ride to the trekking once up on the glacier. We did the medium length trek and which we did the longer one. It's absolutely worth the chunk of money. Top 5 moments of my life! Great team and people. Just bring yourself for this tour as they provide all the equipment and gear you need.

1 Thank Steven88Texas
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had an excellent time with NorthStar Trekking on the Mendenhall Glacier. The guides were funny, personable, and helpful. Our helicopter pilot was also very knowledgeable. Even though the weather was pretty miserable, their team was friendly and upbeat, which kept the experience very very positive. The 2-hr trek was very manageable; the average age of the rest of our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a once in a life time experience, so do yourself favor and lock this tour in! It starts with gearing up at the Northstar facility and a safety talk. Then you helicopter to Mendenhall glacier via some breath taking scenery. You get some more gear at the small camp on the glacier (including crampons and an ice axe)... More 

1 Thank Ronnie S

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