We'll make our way towards the Matanuska Glacier where you will spend over 2 hours directly on the glacier with a glacier guide by your side, learning how the Matanuska Glacier was born and how it shaped the landscape in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Explore blue meltwater pools, the ice formations, and deep crevasses.
Walking on ice is slippery fun, so our guests are equipped with a helmet, a walking stick, and crampons that attach to your shoes. We require our guests to bring sturdy footwear and suggest that you bring an extra pair of socks.
Don't be surprised that your shoes get filthy with glacial flour. This glacial till is finely ground rock the glacier has created - it makes for great facials! This tour does require walking for about 2 hours. Our fully-guided transportation includes a pick up at your hotel in Anchorage as well as water and snacks in the touring vehicle.
We will also stop for lunch where we'll overlook the glacier while enjoying some yummy Alaskan fare.
Please note: This tour requires 2 hours of walking on uneven ground.
Duration: 8-8.5 hours
- Entrance tickets
- 6:1 Guide to Guest Ratio narrated tour
- Local lunch
- Gear/Equipment: Microspikes, helmet and trekking pole
- Complimentary snack and bottled glacier water
- Hotel pick-up on request (limited availability)
- Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
- Minimum age: 8 years old
- Must be able to walk 2 hours on uneven ground
- Bring sturdy footwear such as stiff-soled hiking boots or shoes and an extra pair of socks
Duration: 8-8.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 8 hour - narrated tour
- Up to 30 minutes - transportation
- This tour meets at the tour operator's office in downtown Anchorage. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
Are food and drink included?
A lunch is included on this tour.
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