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Matanuska Glacier Tour - Winter

Full Day
Winter, Spring
Activity Type
Glaciers, Hiking

Join our Matanuska Glacier Tour this winter. Explore magnificent blue glacier ice and ice caves on the Matanuska Glacier. Matanuska Glacier Tour departs from Anchorage, Alaska. We pride ourselves on offering intimate, small-group trip experiences. Capped at six adventurers per guide, your Matanuska Glacier Tour will almost feel like a private excursion!

  • Explore Alaska’s largest glacier accessible by road with a glacier expert.
  • Wonderful photo opportunities of the majestic blue glacial ice.
  • All glacier hiking equipment is provided.
  • Trips are capped at 6 adventurers per guide.
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off ​*
  • Services of a professional Alaskan tour guide
  • Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
  • Private tour of glacier with glacier expert
  • All glacier equipment
  • Lunch at local eatery
  • Snacks and water
  • $325 per person + taxes and fees
  • Departure Time: Generally between 8:00 – 8:30 AM. Your expert guide will contact you between 7:30 AM – 7:45 AM with your exact pick-up time.
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Winter Gear Package, includes Parka, Snowpants, Boots, Hat and Gloves – $25 per person
  • Gratuities for Guides (10% of tour price per person recommended)


  • Our minimum age to join the tour is 8 years old. For groups with younger individuals, explore our Private Matanuska Glacier option.
  • We require that participants wear sturdy, stiff-soled footwear while on this tour
  • Please note pick-up is available at hotel locations in Anchorage only. No pick-ups are available at private residences (ie Airbnb or VRBO) or at Alyeska Resort. These locations will depart from the nearest hotel or at our midtown office.
Tour Description

The Matanuska Glacier is one of Alaska’s premier destinations. At 27 miles long and 4 miles wide, it is Alaska’s largest glacier accessible by road. Marvel at the ice that formed thousands of years ago high in the Chugach Mountains. It also boasts one of the most accessible areas to walk on of any glaciers in Alaska. Each day is unique due to the dynamic nature of the glacier.

Your day will start with a magnificent scenic drive along the Glenn Highway with stunning mountain vistas and plenty of time for photo stops. Next, we will drive to the toe of the glacier to don our ice cleats and helmets and begin exploring the glacier on foot. We generally spend two hours and walk a total of three miles on the ice. After exploring the glacier we will have lunch at a local eatery with amazing views of the glacier and surrounding scenery. Each tour will be customized to suit your group’s interests. This is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list opportunity to explore glacial ice!

Pickup Schedule:

Your guide will reach out via text message to the number provided with your reservation, between 7:30 – 7:45am, with your hotel’s approximate time on the morning pickup schedule. The schedule varies daily based on the number and location of pickups.

Pickups will generally take place between 8:00 – 8:30 am, so please make sure you’re at your pickup location ready to go 15 minutes in advance to avoid missing your tour.

This experience is also available as a Private Matanuska Glacier Tour and Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour. Our minimum age to join the tour is 8 years old. For groups with younger individuals, explore our Private Matanuska Glacier option.

In an effort to reduce our footprint, we are no longer providing single-use plastic water bottles. Please bring a reusable water bottle! Fresh Alaskan water will be available to you throughout your tour.

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