LAYOVER IDEAS AT JNU AIRPORT:
For those seeking wildlife, Juneau has some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in the world. Come to Juneau and viewing of whales, brown bear and eagles can be just minutes away. A variety of wildlife tours can get you up close to black bear, Dall porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, mountain goats and Sitka Black Tail Deer.
For visitors seeking the grandeur of Alaska's glaciers, there is no finer place to view them than Juneau. Giant bergs and flowing rivers of ice are found in and around Juneau. Our region boasts some of the most incredible glacier activity in the world. Juneau is home to magnificent Mendenhall Glacier located just 13 miles from downtown. Juneau is also the sending off point to Glacier Bay National Park and Tracy Arm Fjord.
For outdoor adventure Juneau can't be topped. Juneau is home to over 100 miles of groomed hiking trail that brings the temperate rainforest up close to hikers. The protected waterways in Southeast Alaska provide excellent sea kayaking into areas rich with wildlife. Rafting the Mendenhall River also provides adventurer for of any age.
Experience the flight of a lifetime in a small plane or helicopter. Fixed wing aircraft offer spectacular views from above and landings at remote lodges. Helicopters offer glacier landings where visitors can actually walk on a glacier, go dog sledding on the Juneau Icefield or after being outfitted with crampons and ice axes, hike the glaciers.
Our adventures keep visitors fascinated year round. Winter in Juneau is magic. The climate is similar to Seattle, WA in the winter, so visitors can expect milder temperatures than is found in other parts of the state. Snowcapped mountains outline Juneau each winter. Winter enthusiasts can downhill ski, heli-ski, cross-country ski and snowboard. Winter visitors should also plan on attending a performance at Juneau's nationally acclaimed Perseverance Theatre.
Juneau Alaska Adventures, Tours, and Attractions:
City Sightseeing Tours
Day Cruise Tours
Gardens & Botanical Tours
Glacier Trekking & Mountaineering
Hiking, Biking & Walking
Kayaking & River Rafting
Mendenhall Glacier Tours
Museums & Historical Sites
Multi-day Cruise Tours
Music, Theatre & Arts
Rock & Ice Climbing
Skiing & Winter Recreation
Whale Watching & Wildlife Viewing