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Denali Flyer Tour

  • 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
Denali Flyer Tour
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Flight/Glacier Landing 11 amMost Popular
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 11:00 am.
Flight/Glacier Landing 3 pm
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 3:00 pm.
Flight/Glacier Landing 1 pm
Flightseeing tour with a landing on top of a glacier. Departs at 1:00 pm.
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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 6 days ago
Sunny, clear day to see Denali in all her splendor!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our flightseeing tour with the glacier landing. The weather could not have been better, blue skies and sunny. We could see Mt Denali from Talkeetna upon take off. Randy, our pilot, is a delight person and very knowledgable about...More

Thank SusanK57
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience

We were supposed to do the tour around the summit, but it was too windy above 12,000 feet so instead we did the one where it was a bit lower, but we did a glacier landing. It was a great experience - so beautiful flying...More

Thank bobtek
Reviewed 1 week ago
Stunning bird's eye view of the and the mountains

Our final stop before driving back to Anchorage from Fairbanks was the Denali Flight tour with Glacier Landing with K2 Aviation. We had checked off everything on our Alaska trip except the flight + glacier landing and we are so glad that we flew with...More

Thank Vikas U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denali flyer tour with glacier landing.

Amazing, once in a life time view. We were lucky to get a sunny bright day and the sights of the mountain range from the plane are amazing, but the tour de force is the glacier landing and time spent on the glacier (this even...More

Thank syed a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely a must do. I would highly recommend including the glacier landing. What impressed us the most was there customer service. My son was very nervous about flying in a small plane. He actually backed out right before we boarded so my wife stayed behind...More

Thank Aaron C
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