Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour
Take a once-in-a-lifetime walk on a river of ice!
A true "bucket list" adventure
Lori is grrrreat!! We walked out on the glacier today and it was spectacular!! Thank you Lori for an amazing Alaska adventure!!
$299/person - includes FREE hotel pickup!
Activity Level: Moderate
What You'll See and Do:
Travel the scenic Glenn Highway through the spectacular Matanuska Valley.
Spend 2.5 to 3 hours exploring the face of the Matanuska Glacier with an expert glacier guide.
Have amazing photo opportunities!
What's Included: fully-guided tour, admission fees, safety equipment water, snacks
What's not included: gratuities ($10-20/person per guide), lunch at Long Rifle Lodge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any special requirements to participate in this tour?
You will be required to sign two liability releases - one for 907 Tours, one for the Matanuska Glacier Park. Parents of children under 18 will be required to complete a waiver for their child.
How long is the trip to the glacier?
Drive time to the glacier is 2-hours. We'll make a quick rest stop about half way there.
Will there be a lunch stop?
After your glacier hike we will stop at a nearby rustic Alaskan lodge where you can purchase a variety of lunch and dessert items. Lunch is not included in the tour price.
How difficult is the hike?
You will be on the glacier approximately 2.5 to 3 hours and walk around 2 miles (3.2 km). The tour requires walking on a slippery uneven surface. The guides at the glacier will provide micro-spikes for more secure footing. These spikes stretch to fit over your boots. You will be walking and stopping to listen to the guides.
What's the weather like? What should I wear?
Winter temperatures can range from -30 to 35 F (-34 to 2 C). Dress in layers. A good parka with a hood, snow pants (insulated, water-resistant pants), gloves and a hat are a must. A face cover, such as a neck gaiter, scarf or balaclava are also good to have. You can borrow additional outer wear, but boots are not available to borrow. Wear warm, water-proof boots and winter socks (preferably not cotton). Dress in layers - always bring more layers than fewer. There is plenty of room for back packs and you can always leave things in the van when you go out onto the ice. See our Summer glacier hike page for suggestions on what to wear in summer.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
We recommend warm, water-proof boots maximum comfort. We do NOT recommend tennis shoes/sneakers or other street shoes. You will be outfitted with microspikes that slip over your shoes so no heels, please! Absolutely no flip flops or sandals.
Is there are age requirement for the glacier hike?
We recommend children be at least 8 years of age 8 years of age to participate. A parent or guardian will need to sign the child’s liability release.