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Address: 29979 E Knik River Rd, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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The Ultimate Alaskan Adventure! Experience a dog sledding adventure you...

The Ultimate Alaskan Adventure! Experience a dog sledding adventure you will never forget! Fly in your own private helicopter to a remote snow covered glacier. How about landing on a glacier? We will fly you above the Knik Glacier; an impressive 25-mile long, 6-mile wide river of ice. Your helicopter will land on a glacier, right in the middle of some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Alaska. Step out onto ice thousands of years old. Experience the wonder and beauty that is Alaska in its glacial melt pools and stunning ice sculptures created by water, wind, and sun. We also offer kayaking, hiking and ice climbing excursions via helicopter. During summer our flights depart from our off airport base at Knik River Lodge. Located just an hour northeast of Anchorage, Knik River Lodge is ideally suited to serve as the starting point for a great Alaskan adventure.

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Thank you mushers and pilot!

We were part of the first visitors to the glacier dog camp for the 2015 season. Fantastic sledding and loved meeting the dogs who clearly love this life. We are grateful to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

We were part of the first visitors to the glacier dog camp for the 2015 season. Fantastic sledding and loved meeting the dogs who clearly love this life. We are grateful to Jodi, Gus, and Brendan for being so generous, informative, and fun, and to our helicopter pilot of Tanalian Aviation for his prudent and expert judgement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We had an awesome experience with Group 3. Very nice attention and all our expectations were more than fulfilled. The helicopter tour to the glacier was incredible. A must do!!!! Thank you Group 3!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Group 3 Aviation will always have a special place in my heart. My partner and I went on vacation to Alaska and one of your must-do's was to go dog sledding. We found Group 3 Aviation on an Alaska tourism site and booked them immediately for their Helicopter Tour that also included... yep, dog sledding. The weather wasn't quite cooperating... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Awesome view of glacier, landed on glacier and drank glacier water!!!! Terrific photo op and great story for our Alaska adventure!

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I never knew that riding a helicopter was on my bucket list. But after Don flew us up to/around/on the Knick glacier in his "Corvette", I am glad I did not miss this! Don called the helicopter a "Corvette" because it handles so well. We found out what that meant when we did a 180 degree turn after we spotted... More 

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Belleville, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Alaska!! One of the top things on our list to do in Alaska was dogsledding. We had a terrible time trying to get a helicopter flight to do so. We had booked three other companies and each time were cancelled on due to weather. Finally on our last day we decided... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Where do we begin? This was an experience of a lifetime and we recommend Group 3 Aviation to everyone!!! When we called Group 3 to book our helicopter tour, Alicia answered all of our questions and went above and beyond to make sure we got the most for our money. We booked our flight about six months out, but had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were fortunate enough to be staying at Knik river Lodge and had booked a helicopter flight over the Knik glacier. Dog sledding had finished early this year so we took an extended flight instead and it was truly amazing. The majesty of the mountains, splendor of the glaciers and the knowledge of the pilot, Don made our first time... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Even though we went about two months ago, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think back to the glaciers we flew over and the hike we took on the Knik glacier. It was truly an incredible experience. We upgraded to the private tour, and we’re glad we did. With just the pilot and our group, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Loved the helicopter tour. Amazing views, great experience and awesome part of the trip. Peter made us feel really comfortable and in very capable hands. Landed on the glacier and got to walk around and experience it all. Would do it again - definitely!

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