Best Glacier Tours in Alaska

Best Glacier Tours in Alaska

Make your vacation an adventure with a glacier hike of the mighty Matanuska Glacier.

Matanuska is an easily accessible glacier near Palmer, Alaska. You will take a 2-hour drive from Anchorage along the scenic Glenn Highway to get to this glacier. During your hike, our guide will tell you about the glacier’s role in the formation of the landscape and explain all the unique features of the glacier, including crevasses, moulins, and ice formations. The glacier hike can be adapted to each group’s wishes. No experience is required to enjoy a guided tour of the Matanuska glacier.

Looking for the road to Matanuska Glacier? Don’t be confused!

We’re in the process of improving signage on route to the glacier. In the meantime, please ignore any contradictory signs.

Traveling from West

First Sign directing to Matanuska Glacier when traveling from the Anchorage area

Traveling from East

First Sign directing to Matanuska Glacier when traveling from the Valdez, Tok or Glenallen areas

Turn on S Glacier Park Rd

Glacier Park Rd at Mile 102 on Glenn Highway leads to Matanuska Glacier

Follow Glacier Park Rd

Follow the blue sign to Matanuska Glacier for an incredible Alaska glacier tour or self-guided glacier hike.

Follow the BLUE

Look at exactly Mile-102 on Glenn Highway for the BLUE sign, located 150ft from the shoulder, just past Wickersham Trading Post if coming from Anchorage or Palmer.
Alaska's Matanuska Glacier Access

Ignore the BROWN

Please ignore the BROWN sign. It applies to an adjacent property. Proceed to our office and the Glacier Access gate. We’ll have you on your way to tour Matanuska Glacier in no time.
Please ignore the brown sign and proceed to Matanuska Glacier

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Questions about the Best Glacier Tour in Alaska? Please call us at 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.

Glacier Access

Currently, access to the glacier is provided through Guided Glacier Tours only. Please get in touch with our office if you have questions about this change from previous years.

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 glacier’s beauty, a vast river of ice surrounded by snowy peaks and wilderness.

When unsure what to do on a brisk winter day, call us to plan a winter glacier tour for your family and friends.

All ability levels are welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk during the Winter Season.