3 Hours on Matanuska Glacier
Explore this surreal icy landscape with expert guides
From Anchorage in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van.
Lunch Stop at Long Rifle Lodge
Enjoy the glacier view with great food (for purchase)
No Experience Needed
Suitable for most fitness levels! Gear provided.
This popular Matanuska Glacier hike day tour is the perfect way to explore the fascinating and other-worldly Matanuska Glacier! As Alaska’s largest road-accessible glacier, it’s an easy and affordable tour for those looking to experience the magic of walking on a glacier. But, just because it’s accessible by road doesn’t mean you’ll want to do a Matanuska Glacier hike on your own. Since this giant mountain of ice is constantly moving, it causes the accessible features to change on a weekly basis! Fortunately, your expert glacier guides explore this terrain daily and will safely get you to the best sights and hidden gems!
From a distance, the glacier looks like a solid landscape of ice. But, as you adventure through the glacier’s passages, you realize just how much activity is going on inside! Your knowledgeable guide teaches you about the fascinating features as well as the history of Matanuska as you explore around the deep blue crevasses and melt pools. Fill your water bottle with pure glacier water from the many flowing streams of ice melt and gaze upon the dramatic columns of glacial ice. This experience is sure to be one of the most exciting moments of your Alaska adventure!
Your Matanuska Glacier tour from Anchorage begins with pickup at your hotel or other convenient meeting location. Enjoy the scenery while you ride in a Mercedes Sprinter van with big windows, allowing you to take in the sights and chat with your friendly local guide. After about two hours, the glacier comes into view as you arrive at Matanuska. Upon meeting your professional guides, you’ll receive a lesson on glacier safety and gather your gear. Then, excitement builds on your 10-minute drive to the large terminal moraine! Finally, your trek begins to the impressive Ice Falls area with its incredible formations of ancient ice. Don’t forget to have your camera handy for amazing photos during this Matanuska Glacier hike day tour!
After an awe-inspiring three hours on the glacier, you’ll have worked up an appetite! Enjoy lunch at the lodge overlooking the glacier valley while you reflect on the incredible adventure you just had. Your Matanuska Glacier tour from Anchorage concludes with return transport back to town, with memories (and pictures) to last a lifetime! Interested in a glacier viewing tour that includes guaranteed wildlife sightings? Then check out the Glacier and Wildlife Day Tour or the Bears, Trains, and Icebergs Tour from Anchorage!