The Matanuska Glacier is the only Alaska glacier tour you can drive to.
MATANUSKA, ALASKA GLACIER TOUR: Year-round Glacier Hiking & Guided Glacier Tours
Join us for a fun-filled day exploring the Matanuska Glacier. "The largest glacier accessible by car in Alaska". The scenic two-hour drive northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway makes it an easy trip to experience this once-in-a-lifetime Alaska Glacier Tour. The Matanuska is a beautiful valley glacier 27-miles long and four miles wide descending twelve thousand feet to the terminus. Nestled in the breathtaking Chugach Mountains, our unique location gives us some of the best weather in the state of Alaska.
It is a fifteen to twenty-minute hike to the ice for those who want to explore on their own or a fully guided glacier trek for those interested in learning about glaciology and history. Ice climbing instruction is also available.
Matanuska Glacier Guided Tours
Departures: All day (Call 907-745-2534 to schedule.)
Cost: $100 per person
Included: All fees & equipment
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on conditions)
Description: Join one of our Alaska glacier tours on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion from the lodge out to the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier. Guides will narrate the tour, share their knowledge and are more than happy to stop for photos along the way.
All levels of ability are welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.
Come and spend the day exploring ancient ice, in addition to learning about the history and glaciology of the Matanuska Valley, enjoy hands-on adventure while having a truly Alaskan experience. The toe rises gradually to the impressive ice falls, moulin’s, and crevasses of the glacier offering the chance to take a step back in time and view how ice shapes the land around it. We guarantee white ice on every trip.
With over 34 years of guiding experience, new equipment, and trained glacier guides, you can have confidence in us to take great care of your family while you explore this unique landscape. Each guided trip is custom tailored to the group’s physical abilities and interests. With this in mind, you can expect a one-of-a-kind, truly unique glacier experience.
What to Bring
- During the summer we suggest you wear long pants, a light jacket, and sunglasses as well as supportive hiking boot or trail shoes.
- During the winter months, we suggest you dress in layers, wearing long, insulated pants, a heavy jacket, warm gloves/hat, and sunglasses, as well as supportive and insulated snow boots or hiking boots. Be sure to check the weather before your trek and dress appropriately, especially taking wind chill into consideration.
* For our guided tours we provide crampons, helmets, and hiking sticks. Our crampons fit sizes from youth size 1 through adult men's size 16.
MATANUSKA GLACIER ADVENTURES IS LICENSED & INSURED WITH 34 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING!