Flight Tours in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Welcome to “Alaska’s Mountain Kingdom”
Sightsee with a Flightsee
Guests cannot grasp the scale and grandeur of Wrangell-St. Elias until they fly above it in a small aircraft. Soaring mountain peaks, massive glaciers, and mighty glacial-fed rivers seem to go on forever. We believe that Wrangell-St. Elias offers the best scenery in all of Alaska and, combined with our competitive rates, is the best flightseeing opportunity in Alaska! We recommend making a reservation to ensure availability of the dates and times that are best for your visit. There is a two person minimum when booking; single persons may join with other scheduled flightsee groups.
Mile High Cliff Tour
50 minute - $250/person
This flightseeing tour presents some of the unique features found in the Wrangell Mountains. Hear your pilot explain the geology of a rock glacier, the Mile High Cliffs and the iceberg-filled lake found at the toe of the Nizina Glacier. Next comes Chimney Mountain, the massive Rohn Glacier, soaring Mt. Regal, and the 16,000’ peaks of the University Range. Finally, back in our home valley comes Mount Blackburn, the Stairway Icefall, Erie Mine clinging to the mountainside, the tiny hikers and ice-climbers on the Root Glacier, and the quaint towns of Kennecott and McCarthy.
Thirteen Glacier Tour
70 minute - $300/person
This impressive route begins with sightings of the Nizina Bridge ruins (1920’s) and the massive Sourdough Rock Glacier. Continuing north, the Chitistone Canyon and Mile High Cliffs come into view and you study the undulating rock formations and may glimpse Dall sheep. The Twaharpies Glacier tumbles off the University Range and the Wrangell Mountains stand tall and erect. The Russell Glacier and Mt. Bona dominate the view. The “Grand Finale” includes Skolai Valley, the lovely Seven Sisters, the picturesque Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier, hanging glaciers on the Finn, the spectacular joining of the Rohn and Regal Glaciers, and Mt. Regal. But wait! There’s an encore: the Stairway Icefall, ogives of the Gates Glacier and close-up views of Mt. Blackburn and Erie Mine!
Bagley - University Range Tour
90 minute - $325/person
This, our most popular flightseeing tour, has three different routes available; Bagley Icefield, University Range, or the Wrangell Mountains. Each route portrays the full majesty of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park: some of the tallest mountains and largest glaciers in North America, a variety of stunning land forms, lush valleys, and resident wildlife. Keep in mind that weather sometimes dictates which tour may be the best, so the ultimate route may be selected by your pilot; you will not be disappointed in this experience!
Jewels of the Wrangells Tour
120 minute - $395/person
Guests who want it all choose to have the pilot fly a custom route based on their personal preferences. At 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park can astound even the most experienced of fliers. Want to see a snow-covered volcano? An 18,000’+ peak rising out of the ocean? For the pilot to take off and see where you end up? This is your chance!
Reservations and Cancellations
Reservations require a 100% deposit at the time of booking. If deposit is not received within 3 days, the booking is not final and is subject to cancellation. Flights cancelled by Wrangell Mountain Air due to weather receive a full refund. All other cancellations made 30+ days in advance result in a 10% cancellation fee of total flight cost; cancellations made within less than 30 days, 25% of total flight cost. No refunds are issued for cancellations within 24 hours of the flight.