This tour does not include walking on the glacier. While the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center was originally built right next to the glacier, at this point the glacier has receded enough that it is about 1.5 miles from the visitor center. If you take the 2-mile round trip walk out to Nugget Falls, you can get about half a mile from the glacier, and you get spectacular views of the falls! We recommend putting in a request for more time at the glacier to do that hike, and as long as you are not booked on the last tour departure of the day and there is enough room on the next return bus, we will accommodate.The most budget-friendly way to walk on a glacier in Juneau is on the Mendenhall Glacier Trek. However, please note that due to the glacier's rapid recession, these glacier trek tours without a helicopter cannot guarantee walking on the glacier due to safety reasons.