Matanuska Glacier Private Tour
The Matanuska Glacier is one of Alaska's premiere destinations. At 27 miles long and 4 miles wide it is Alaska's largest glacier accessible by road. It also is boasts one of the most accessible areas to walk on of any glacier in Alaska. Marvel at ice that formed 10,000 years ago high in the Chugach Mountains above or just take in the magnificent view and enjoy a great lunch at the Long Rifle Lodge. Your day will start with a magnificent scenic drive along the Glenn Highway with stunning mountain vistas and plenty of time for photo stops. We will then have lunch at a local eatery with stunning views of the glacier. Next we will drive to the toe of the glacier to dawn our ice cleats and helmets to and begin exploring the glacier by foot. Each day is unique due to the dynamic nature of the glacier. We generally spend two hours and walk three miles on the ice. Each tour will be customized to suit your groups interest. This is a once in a lifetime bucket list opportunity to explore glacial ice!
Price: $695 per group up to 13 people plus $75 per person for Matanuska Glacier Park Entrance Fee, Crampon Rental, and Lunch
Includes round trip transportation, all glacier equipment, and private guide on the glacier.
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Steve from Great Land Adventures provided two of the more incredible experiences of my life. Beautiful night seeing the Northern Lights (with a campfire, hot chocolate and a heated hut perfect for waiting for the magic to happen), and an stunning day out on the Matanuska Glacier. Unforgettable. Great Land Adventures is THE. BEST.
Steve Busby is the best tour guide in Alaska. He took my wife and I to the Matanuska Glacier, which is about 1.5 hour drive from Anchorage. Steve is fun, knowledgeable and personable. He answered every question and provided information about the history of Alaska and its people, including the regions of native people, who do subsistence living. My wife and I have just stepped into our 70s and Steve made sure we could cross crevasses and walk on the glacier and he did it without hovering. He provided crampons, walking sticks and helmets and taught us how to walk with crampons. We told us how glaciers form and how they move and what happens when they do. He took pictures of my wife and I but he also took pictures for himself of the glacier even though he has been there 20 times this year alone. You can hear the love, excitement and reverence in his voice when he talks about Alaska. We had a day more wonderful than anything we could have imagined, thanks to Steve. I highly recommend Steve and his guides for every tour he does.