Glacier Walking Tour

Glacier Walking Day Tour in Matanuska-Susitna Valley from Anchorage, Alaska
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the surreal beauty of the Matanuska Glacier, the largest glacier accessible by vehicle in the US.
  • Visit the ancient ice river with our expert guides, exploring blue meltwater pools, dramatic ice formations, and deep crevasses.
  • Safety is paramount; we equip guests with helmets, walking sticks, cramp ons, and recommend bringing sturdy footwear for the 2-hour trek.
  • Enjoy a delicious Alaskan fare for lunch, savouring your meal while overlooking the incredible glacier landscape.
  • This unforgettable glacial walking tour will involve walking on uneven terrain, so best for those with good mobility.
Price: $368.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 9 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Several Anchorage locations.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch and a beverage are included.
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sturdy, closed toe footwear is required and an extra pair of socks is suggested. A light jacket may be appreciated while on a large area of ice.
Restrictions The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Guests must be able to step up onto and off of the tour vehicle, and walk over paved, gravel, icy, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Glacier Walking Tour

Embark on a scenic two-hour drive north of Anchorage to discover the awe-inspiring Matanuska Glacier, a stunning natural wonder nestled amidst the picturesque valley.

Experience the Matanuska Glacier, a frozen river of ancient ice spanning 27 miles and thousands of years old. Spend two hours trekking the ice with our expert guides, delving into the glacier's history and its profound influence on the surrounding landscape.

Explore blue meltwater pools, the ice formations and deep crevasses that make up the Matanuska Glacier. Walking on ice is slippery fun so our guests are equipped with a helmet, walking stick and cramp ons for your shoes. We require our guests to bring sturdy footwear and suggest bringing an extra pair of socks. Don't be surprised that your shoes get filthy with glacial flour. This is finely ground rock the glacier has created - it makes for great facials!

We will also stop for lunch where we will overlook the glacier while enjoying some yummy Alaskan fare. After lunch, you will begin the journey back to Anchorage where drop-offs will be made at several hotels.