Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is 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 over 2 hours directly on the glacier with a 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, the ice formations and deep crevasses.
Walking on ice is slippery fun, so our guests are equipped with a helmet, a walking stick and crampons that attach to your shoes. We require our guests to bring sturdy footwear (hiking shoe, waterproof shoe, boot) and suggest that you bring an extra pair of socks. Don’t be surprised that your shoes get filthy dirty with glacial flour. This glacial till is finely ground rock the glacier has created – it makes for great facials! This tour does require walking for 2-3 hours as we will be with our glacier guide outside for this period of time! We will also stop for lunch where we’ll overlook the glacier while enjoying some yummy Alaskan fare. Our fully-guided transportation includes a pick up at your hotel in Anchorage as well as bottled glacier wellness water and snacks in the touring vehicle.
Operator: Salmon Berry Tours