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From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

1. From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

Experience the beauty and awe of the Matanuska Glacier on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Drive the Glenn Highway up the Matanuska Valley along the Matanuska River. The glacier is 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Anchorage, so there are vast open vistas to enjoy along the way when the weather is clear. At the glacier office, check in, and take advantage of the warm, indoor restrooms before heading out. Then drive to the glacier house, where the initial view of the glacier is breathtaking. There you will load onto the sleds and enjoy a slow, safe ride out to the magnificent blue ice, a trip that lasts for 2 hours. After you leave the glacier, the lunch spot is seconds away. Glacier burgers, grilled ham and cheese, hot chocolate, and other comfort foods are on the menu. Relax and take a nap with the background of Alaskan music or chat on the way back to Anchorage. This tour is a full eight hours and operates snow or shine. If the weather in Anchorage is poor, the area near the glacier is usually acceptable. Other tours may say they are an experience of a lifetime, but this one truly is.

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What people are saying about Matanuska Glacier

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Pretty good! Lori is the best guide I have ever met and also a great driver who can drive safe and fast. Although we met some problems due to the platform, we had a pleasant trip to see the incredible and awesome glacier.

The tour driver was a very kind and nice person. The other participants also seemed very happy. The glacier tour ranger also showed me a lot of beautiful places and I was able to enjoy the glacier safely.

The experience of Matanuska Glacier was great. Jeremy from 907 Tours was great and very helpful with sharing information. I highly recommend this tour/experience of Glacier hiking.

excellent experience! wonderful tour guide, both driver and on the glacier. hike was a but more strenuous than expected but still very doable. ride there and back very comfortable.

The guide that took us on the glacier was AWESOME!! The hike was beautiful, doable, challenging. The guide made us feel safe, comfortable and confident on the ice. Amazing views.