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Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour


  • Walk on glacier ice with a local glacier guide
  • Wonderful photo opportunities of the majestic blue glacial ice
  • All glacier hiking equipment is provided
  • Hotel pickup/ drop-off included


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 thousands of years ago high in the Chugach Mountains. 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 dawn our ice cleats and helmets 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.  After exploring the glacier we will have lunch at a local eatery with stunning views of the glacier and surrounding scenery. 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: $295.00 per person + taxes/fees

Departure Time: Between 7:30 - 8:00 AM.  Your expert guide will contact you between 7:00 AM - 7:15 AM with your exact pick-up time.

Duration: 8 Hours

What's Included:

  • Services of a professional Alaskan tour guide
  • Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
  • Walking tour of glacier with glacier expert
  • All glacier equipment
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Lunch
What's Extra:
  • Gratuities

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Customer Testimonials

Steve was the best tour guide I have ever had. He took us out to Matanuska Glacier, kitted us out with crampons, and explained the history and movement of the glaciers. Beyond his knowledge of the most amazing local spots, he is a true wealth of knowledge when it comes to local plants, animals, and geology. I would highly recommend Greatland Adventures!
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...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.
We hiked the Matanuska glacier on our way from Anchorage to Glennallen. Our guide, Bill, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about Alaska, the glacier and all of the wildlife and scenery we saw. He brought crampons and hiking sticks and led us up and onto the glacier, picking paths that were safe and very scenic. Bill took us to some unique areas to see different aspects of the glacier and different types of surfaces. We had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the glacier. It was an amazing experience - prompting our 18-year old to say it was the coolest thing she had ever done! We highly recommend this hike and tour. Thanks, Bill!