- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
For a unique Alaskan adventure, take a guided hike along the ancient Matanuska Glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska accessible by car! Explore blue melt-water pools, impressive ice formations and deep crevasses, and learn about this astounding natural wonder from your expert guide. Tucked in the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, this breathtaking area is shaped by three mountain ranges – the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains – so you’ll be treated to unforgettable vistas during your moderate 2-hour hike, with all gear and safety equipment included. End with a relaxing Alaskan lunch overlooking the glacier.
- Select hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local Certified guide
- All necessary safety equipment
- Entry/Admission - Matanuska Glacier
- Entry/Admission - Long Rifle Lodge
- Winter clothing and boots (please inquire in advance for assistance)
Salmon Berry Travel & Tours
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure time is 9 am, hotel pickups will commence beginning at 8 am.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Drive north to the Matanuska Glacier -- a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley. You will spend approximately 2 hours trekking with our 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 and awesome ice formations.
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
Your all inclusive tour allows you to warm up with hardy Alaskan fare and hot beverages (provided) during lunch as well as complimentary snacks and water throughout your adventure!
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Long Rifle Lodge
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately - during winter months, you will not be allowed onto the glacier without proper winter clothing (October through April - it will be COLD)
- A moderate amount of walking is involved - approximately 2 miles of uneven and slippery terrain. Sturdy footwear is required, and an extra pair of socks is recommended.
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Due to safety, the minimum age is 8 EIGHT years old
- Level of difficulty is moderate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This hike was a fantastic experience for me and my daughter. It was quite a challenge and our guide's experience was a great help for our success. We also visited a native Alaskan exhibit that was well presented and provided us with an educational experience. The video views from the glacier were magnificent so make sure your camera has room for lots of pics. We went to an excellent restaurant after the hike that has a very nice menu. Restaurant offers very nice views. Our guide had excellent knowledge of the history of Alaska and answered all our questions. In short a fantastic tour!!
Excellent tour. Was happy with everything. Lunch spot was amazing looking over the Glaciers. A must do when visiting Anchorage. Tour Guide was fantastic.
Bus tour guide did not accompany us due to feeling sick. Glacier tour guide went and she mainly spoke Spanish with a spanish couple on our trip and spent most of her time with them. My crampons did not fit correctly and kept twisting causing me to slide and fall. You need appropriately senior guides who respect all individuals and not ones who are too young and act like juveniles. It ruined an obvious beautiful experience. We paid too well for this guide to ruin it for us and it was our last tour of our vacation. . .