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From Palmer: Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

1. From Palmer: Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

Get ready for a helicopter adventure tour of a lifetime as you fly over the stunning Chugach Mountain range and trek around the Knik Glacier in Alaska on foot. Be awe-inspired as you witness the breathtaking snow-capped peaks, braided river valleys, and glacial ice. Let your pilot guide you over the impressive sights below of towering waterfalls, iceberg-filled lakes and the untouched wilderness. Be sure to have your camera handy! After a short flight time, the helicopter will touch down on the mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers in Alaska. Explore at leisure the gorgeous blue pools, the swirling moulins, the deep crevasses, and the amazing ice formations on the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for some of Alaska's diverse wildlife, such as moose, Dall sheep, and bears – an incredible sight for the eyes! Return with special memories of this unique experience that will stick with you for a long time.

Palmer: "Dogs and Glaciers" Sledding and Helicopter Tour

2. Palmer: "Dogs and Glaciers" Sledding and Helicopter Tour

Experience flying down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter, enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run! After your mushing experience, get back in the chopper and continue flightseeing your way out to the Knik Glacier for a landing and some trekking on exposed glacial ice. In the winter explore the ice caves as everything freezes solid and is blanketed in snow.

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