Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour

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Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour! This guided tour takes you onto the incredible terrain of the Matanuska Glacier, where you will be in awe of its unique glacial features such as seracs, moulons, and crevasses. With a knowledgeable glacier guide by your side, you'll gain a deeper understanding of these natural wonders. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery! The tour includes glacier access, guiding, and all necessary gear. Journey through the scenic Matanuska Valley on the way to the glacier, with opportunities for lunch and snacks along the way. This is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list adventure you won't want to miss!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic drive through Matanuska Valley
  • Guided exploration of Matanuska Glacier
  • Unforgettable bucket-list adventure
  • Opportunity for amazing photo opportunities
  • Inclusions of fully-guided tour and glacier gear
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities ($10-$20/person per guide)

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Experience the extraordinary beauty of the Matanuska Glacier on this captivating day tour. Prepare to be awe-struck as you walk onto the unusual terrain of the glacier and witness its remarkable features such as seracs, moulons, and crevasses. With the guidance of an expert glacier guide, you'll gain fascinating insights into the glacial formations while immersing yourself in the stunning surroundings. This unparalleled adventure is a must-do for nature enthusiasts and those seeking an authentic Alaskan experience.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate spending around 2.5 to 3 hours exploring the face of the Matanuska Glacier. Traverse the scenic Glenn Highway, passing through the spectacular Matanuska Valley, before reaching the glacier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll have the opportunity to capture incredible photos and learn about the glacier's captivating characteristics. The experience is ideal for those looking to connect with nature, witness the forces of glacial ice firsthand, and create unforgettable memories.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for adventurers of all ages and abilities. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a first-time glacier explorer, the Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour offers a thrilling experience accessible to everyone. Families, solo travelers, and even groups will find enjoyment in this unique opportunity to discover one of nature's frozen wonders.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour will allow you to witness the raw power and beauty of an ice giant up close. The expertise of your guide ensures a safe and immersive experience, allowing you to truly appreciate the glacial features and the incredible landscapes surrounding you. With convenient hotel pickup in Anchorage and essential glacier gear provided, you can focus on enjoying the journey and embracing the adventure. Don't miss this chance to tick off an unforgettable bucket-list item and create lifelong memories in the heart of Alaska's wilderness.

Good to know

It's important to note that the tour includes all necessary gear such as ice spikes, a hiking pole, and a helmet (available in summer), ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the exploration. Admission fees, water, and snacks are also provided. However, gratuities for the guides (approximately $5-10 per person) and lunch are not included. The total duration of the tour is approximately 600 minutes, giving you ample time to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Matanuska Glacier.


Travelers who have ventured on the Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour were left speechless by the breathtaking sights and memorable experiences the tour offers. Many praised the knowledge and expertise of the guides, who provided valuable insights into the glacier's formation and answered all questions along the way. Visitors appreciated the convenience of the included gear and the chance to capture stunning photos of the glacier. Overall, reviews highlighted this excursion as a must-do adventure for nature enthusiasts and anyone seeking an extraordinary encounter with one of nature's wonders.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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Friendly Guide and amazing scenic glacier. Pretty chill and got to see most out of it. It's not difficult in terms of hiking. I will recommend them to my friends!


Hard to describe what a perfect tour this is, exceeded our expectations, great tour guides who know and teach you about the science behind glaciers…would recommend this to anyone!!


David was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of Alaska and made the drive go by very fast. We would come back and ask for David again !!!


Derek and David from 907 were awesome guides. I learned so much about the area on our 2hr drive to the glacier. Chris, our guide on the glacier tour was also amazing! I had so much fun on the glacier and got some great exercise as well. The place we ate lunch had great food options. I would def recommend this day trip. 10/10!!! Great job guys!!!


This was a phenomenal tour. Our guide, Caleb, was super knowledgeable and shared fascinating information about Alaska on our drive to Mantanuska Glacier. Once we arrived, the actual glacier did not disappoint. You have the opportunity to walk 2.2 miles of the glacier while learning about the glacier, looking at the gorgeous blue ice, walking through ice caves, and even trying glacier water (it's awesome!). After the tour, and something I didn't even realize was included, was lunch at a cute restaurant with gorgeous views from above of the glacier, which was the perfect ending to the trip. Overall, the whole tour was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in seeing the glacier up close and personal. The only thing I would warn others about is of the risks associated with hiking the glacier, which I was completely unaware of before the tour. If you don't follow the path set for that day, you are at a huge risk of falling into a crevice that could be hundreds of feet down. It's a little scary learning about this as you are on your way there, and I wish I had known in advance. But as long as you follow the trail, it is perfectly safe and I want to note that I felt completely safe while I was on the glacier.


You gotta try this! Glacier only forms at certain areas and a giangantic glacier you can safely access and walk for two hours is rarer! The guide explains generations of different types: cracks, caves, holes, spikes, layers, etc and you can closely observe the differences! Professional guide, well prepared service and one of life experience!


We were having great time that day. Laurie, our tour operator is very friendly and professional. Jeff our Glacier guide is very knowledgeable and friendly as well. Amazing view and impressive experience we got from this tour.


I wasn’t sure what to expect from a glacier hike, but it ended up being one of the coolest travel excursions I’ve ever done. The scenery was majestic, and we spent a couple of hours exploring the glacier. The hike was not rigorous, but there was a fair amount of walking involved (about two miles). The beauty of nature in Alaska can’t be surpassed. I loved this and would recommend it to anyone if you are in the Anchorage area.


Amazing to have ice spikes so climb around. Chill and knowledge guide for the ice! Lori was a safe driver taking us to the guide.


Amazing tour. Lori was very knowledgeable about Alaska and the glacier. Jason made the experience fun and informative.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 06:21