Matanuska Glacier Tours

GUIDED GLACIER TOURS departing daily at 10am, 11am, 1pm, & 2pm.
Please contact us directly for guided glacier tours via text 24/7 at (907) 232-9046
or call (907) 745-2534.
Calls will be answered 10am-5pm AST.

Find us 2 hours northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway, a designated Scenic Byway!

BOOK DIRECT FOR BEST DEAL

Text or call us with questions regarding transportation to and from Glacier Park.

GUIDED GLACIER TOURS

Departing daily at 10am, 11am, 1pm, & 2pm. 

Please contact us directly for guided glacier tours via text 24/7 at 907-232-9046
or call 907-745-2534.

Calls will be answered from 10am-5pm AST.

Find us 2 hours northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway, a designated Scenic Byway!

BOOK DIRECT FOR BEST DEAL

Text or call us with questions regarding transportation to and from Glacier Park.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 198 customer reviews.

  • We took a glacier tour in Early January and it was absolutely amazing! We were provided with crampons for our hike as well. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable as... read more

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    Baylee Fox
    1/07/2024

    This was definitely a bucket list experience! The views were to die for! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! They provide you with helmets and crampons to walk on... read more

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    Sangeetha Balasubramanian
    12/11/2023

    Six of us, ranging in age from 7-52, went on the tour in mid-November. It was an amazing tour & Petra was very knowledgeable and helpful. My seven year old... read more

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    Becky Davidson
    11/20/2023
  • Tour guide Lucas was very knowledgeable about the geology beneath the glacier that cause it to behave the way it does.

    He made sure all members of our family and the...
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    Chris
    10/31/2023

    Our whole family loved this, and stayed engaged for the 2 hour hike. It was the best mixture of safe but exhilarating. I would highly recommend this adventure. We walked... read more

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    Sarah C.
    10/25/2023

    This was one of the coolest tours that I’ve ever done. It was really unique, and it was really awesome to walk on the glacier. We were able to learn... read more

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    S S
    10/02/2023
  • This hike is one of the first things we did on landing in Alaska. We loved it so much and highly recommend everyone to do this hike. We experienced the... read more

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    Sri Prathyusha Mudiam
    10/02/2023

    Amazing tour!!. Chris was our guide and was very knowledgeable. I felt safe following him through the glacier and we had so much fun. We got to drink Glacier water….... read more

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    Darian Hall
    9/09/2023

    Super great experience with the glacier! In this 1.5 hour tour we got the chance to walk on the glacier and take a closer look of it. The tour guide... read more

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    Starry Yuan
    9/05/2023
  • Not far off Route 1, there is a check in and a gift shop at the entrance about a mile from the turnoff. They were well staffed by friendly employees.... read more

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    P Oneliv
    9/01/2023

    What an incredible experience! This hike was honestly one of the best I've ever been on. They provided us with helmets, poles, crampons. Our guide was not only friendly but... read more

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    Shyam Prabhu
    8/31/2023

    This experience was a little scary at times but amazing at the same time! Shay was our guide and he was fantastic! When we reached a difficult spot... read more

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    liz churchville
    8/21/2023
  • The guided tour here was really nice. Everything was planned out really well and we got to see beautiful sights. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and she really helped... read more

    Nividh Singh Avatar
    Nividh Singh
    8/17/2023

    Great tour, awesome guides. Personable folks and veteran friendly! The views are amazing. Be prepared for some semi-strenuous walking. It's not too bad though.

    Todd Cheek Avatar
    Todd Cheek
    8/01/2023

    Awesome tour! I’m a local and never visited the glacier before so I took a friend who was visiting and it was incredible! Our guide, Shae, was awesome! Very personable... read more

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    Josh B
    7/28/2023

Experience the magnificent Matanuska Glacier up close.

For quick assistance please call (907) 745-2534, or send a text message to (907) 232-9046.

Need Directions to your Matanuska Glacier tour?

Drive the famous Glenn Highway, Scenic byway! Roads are maintained every day throughout the year. Enjoy the drive without worry!


Where To Find Us

Glacier Tours is located 2.5 hours north of Anchorage, Alaska on S. Glacier Park Rd. You’ll find the access road at Mile 102 of the Glenn Highway. 66500 S. Glacier Park Rd, Sutton, AK 99674 USA ►

For quick assistance please call (907) 745-2534 or send a text message to (907) 232-9046.

Need Directions to your Matanuska Glacier tour?

Drive the famous Glenn Highway, Scenic byway! Roads are maintained every day throughout the year. Enjoy the drive without worry!

Where To Find Us

Glacier Tours is located 2+ hours north of Anchorage, AK on S Glacier Park Rd. found at Mile 102 of Glenn Highway.

66500 S Glacier Park Rd,Sutton, AK 99674 USA ►

Matanuska Glacier Questions & Answers

Is Matanuska Glacier Open?

Yes, Matanuska Glacier is open for guided tours year-round.

Can you walk on Matanuska Glacier?

During the guided tour, you can walk on the glacier. The tours are about 2-3 hours long. You will walk from the guide shack out to the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier.

Our experienced guides will tell you all about the history of this magnificent glacier and the surrounding landscape.

How far is Matanuska Glacier from Palmer?

The Matanuska Glacier is about a one-hour drive from downtown Palmer. Always give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

How difficult is the walking and terrain?

All ages and levels of ability are welcome and accommodated on our Summer Glacier Tours.

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Matanuska Glacier Questions & Answers

Is Matanuska Glacier Open?

Yes, Matanuska Glacier is open for guided tours year-round.

Can you walk on Matanuska Glacier?

During the guided tour, you can walk on the glacier. The tours are about 2-3 hours long.

You will walk from the lodge out to the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier.

Our experienced guides will tell you about the history of this magnificent glacier as you trek.

How far is Matanuska Glacier from Palmer?

The Matanuska Glacier is about a one-hour drive from downtown Palmer. Always give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

How difficult is the walking and terrain?

In the winter, we can accommodate all ability levels, even those who are unable to walk.

We can accommodate in the summer as well with custom tours but please know the terrain is different; it is uneven ice covered with gravel and rocks.

All age levels are welcome on our tours year-round.

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See Blue Ice On The Matanuska Glacier

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Article updated October 30, 2023 originally published: November 04, 2020 Matanuska Glacier Summer to Winter [...]

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Do you want to guide for us? Send us your resume!

Applicants must have outdoor experience, hold a current CPR/AED and First Aid certification, and be able to withstand harsh conditions in a flexible environment.

Please submit resume and cover letter to matanuskaglacierpark@gmail.com.