Alaska Ice Cave Tours on Matanuska Glacier
Ice caves are a natural phenomenon that forms in glaciers during the winter months. Most often ice caves are formed by water running through or under the glacier, creating new caves every year. Our Alaska Ice Cave tours are truly an experience to behold. Book your Alaska Ice Cave tour with us today.
It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hike across a field of ice and explore an Alaska Ice Cave. Your first sighting of the majestic Matanuska Glacier is breathtaking.
Our expert glacier guides will guide you safely through the ice caves, crevasses, and glacier sculptures.
We spend one-and-a-half to two-hours (depending on conditions) hiking on the glacier. The hike is not that difficult, but there is a short walk to the glacier. All levels of ability are welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.
Our guides will gear you up with crampons, helmets, and hiking sticks and go over safety features before we set foot on the glacier.
During your adventure, they will take you to a majestic natural ice cave formed over thousands of years which will allow you to get a whole new perspective on glaciers. It's also the perfect opportunity to snap a couple of photos.
A New Alaska Ice Cave Tour From Glacier Tours Lets Visitors Get Up Close and Personal with the Matanuska Glacier.
Like many disappearing worlds, the Matanuska Glacier is as fascinating as it is fragile. Located 2 hours north of Anchorage, the famous landmark is one of Southcentral Alaska’s biggest attractions. Although anyone can access the gravel trail in the summertime, the ice caves are only accessible during the winter with certified guides (and the people they escort) allowed to traverse its surface.
Glacier Tours is one of the Matanuska’s longtime guiding heavyweights, and their new ice cave tours are the latest addition to their daily programs. Guides are rigorously trained, especially for the glacier tour, which also includes educational facts and background information about the glacier in addition to safety expertise.
Tour Ice Caves in Alaska on Matanuska Glacier
Experience Alaska's Bluest Ice Caves on Matanuska Glacier
Questions about the Best Glacier Tour in Alaska? Please call us at 888.253.4480 or 907.745.2534
Summer Glacier Tours
You can't visit Alaska without seeing a glacier close up, or standing on one! Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily summer fun on the ice with guided trips by knowledgeable tour guides. They know all the best photo ops! Combine the unparalleled beauty of the blue, glacier ice with the contrast of lush vegetation on the surrounding slopes. Get a breathtaking view of the Matanuska Glacier, Chugach Mountains and Talkeetna Mountains all in one place. These are memories that will last a lifetime.
Are you a Do-It-Yourself type? No problem! We offer glacier access for those who want to take their time, on their own, to explore the Matanuska Glacier in a very personal way.
There's a maintained trail, with paid access, that leads one-third of a mile to the top of the glacier. At that point, the ice is open for exploration. Please exercise every caution, avoid steep slopes or jumping overflowing water. Ice grippers and crampons are useful but not required. If you'd feel more comfortable with a guide, we're happy to assist you.
Winter Glacier Tours
Baby, it's cold outside! Yes, and that makes for spectacular glacier viewing. Get your snow gear on and join us for an unforgettable trek out over the Matanuska Glacier. Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily winter tours, winter activities and winter glacier access to Alaska's largest glacier accessible by road. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the glacier, a vast river of ice surrounded by snowy peaks and wilderness.
When you're not sure what to do on a brisk, winter day, give us a call to plan a winter glacier tour for your family and friends.
All levels of ability welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.
MATANUSKA GLACIER PARK: Year-round Glacier Hiking, Glacier Climbing & Guided Tours of the Best Glacier in Alaska
Join us for a fun-filled day exploring the Matanuska Glacier. "The largest glacier accessible by car in Alaska". The scenic two-hour drive northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway makes it an easy day trip from Anchorage. The Matanuska is a beautiful valley glacier 27-miles long and four miles wide descending twelve thousand feet to the terminus. Nestled in the breathtaking Chugach Mountains, our unique location gives us some of the best weather in the state of Alaska.
It is a fifteen to twenty-minute hike to the ice for those who want to explore on their own or a fully guided glacier trek for those interested in learning about glaciology and history. Ice climbing instruction is also available.
MATANUSKA GLACIER ADVENTURES IS LICENSED & INSURED WITH 34 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING!