Juneau Highlights & Mendenhall Glacier
As you depart downtown Juneau, your driver-guide will share the colorful history of Juneau's gold rush era and point out buildings of interest - Alaska's Capital City is always bustling with activity, even though it is surrounded by rainforest wilderness and rugged terrain.
You will hardly believe your eyes when you first witness the Mendenhall Glacier, just a few miles from downtown Juneau. Upon arrival, you can take in the full view of this magnificent geologic phenomenon from an unobstructed vantage point. The Mendenhall Glacier is 1.5 miles wide, hundreds of feet thick and is fed by the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Icefield. This meandering river of compressed ice ranks as the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road.
With 1.5 hours for sightseeing, travelers will have free time to explore nature trails on their own, see spectacular Alaska wildlife, and capture breathtaking photos before returning to the ship's gangway. (Please note, the glacier visitors center is not currently open for 2020 and no services are available there at this time.)
MEETING LOCATION: Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801
*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
In Juneau, Tours in Alaska operates under a special use U.S. Forest Service permit for tours that enter the Tongass National Forest and visit the Mendenhall Glacier. This company is an equal opportunity provider.