Winter Glacier Tour in Alaska

Winter in Alaska may be short on daylight, but that is part of the allure. Take a winter tour of the Matanuska Glacier, and you will discover the elegant, soft light bouncing off the mighty glacier walls. You will enjoy up close and personal access to sweeping glacier crevasses, glacier caves, and witness firsthand the unparalleled beauty of the blue glacier ice.

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Winter Tour of the Matanuska Glacier

Description: Join one of our Alaska glacier tours on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion from the lodge out to the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier. Guides will narrate the tour, share their knowledge and are more than happy to stop for photos along the way.

All levels of ability are welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.

Come and spend the day exploring ancient ice, in addition to learning about the history and glaciology of the Matanuska Valley, enjoy hands-on adventure while having a truly Alaskan experience. The toe rises gradually to the impressive ice falls, moulin’s, and crevasses of the glacier offering the chance to take a step back in time and view how ice shapes the land around it. We guarantee white ice on every trip.

With over 34 years of guiding experience, new equipment, and trained glacier guides, you can have confidence in us to take great care of your family while you explore this unique landscape. Each guided trip is custom tailored to the group’s physical abilities and interests. With this in mind, you can expect a one-of-a-kind, truly unique glacier experience.

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What to wear on a winter tour of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

You’ve discovered Alaska’s electrifying world of glaciers, and it’s now top of your bucket list to hike on the glacier ice. You’ve read about the fantastic ice sculptures, the dazzling blue ice, and the excitement of walking close to deep-cut crevasses and churned-up ice.

Your next question is: What should I wear on a glacier walk in Alaska? Never fear; we will give you all the tips to prepare for a winter glacier hike. Once you’ve sorted your clothing and gear, you’re ready to glacier hike in Alaska with Matanuska Glacier Tours.

During the winter months, we suggest you dress in layers, wearing long, insulated pants, a heavy jacket, warm gloves/hat, and sunglasses, as well as supportive and insulated snow boots or hiking boots. Be sure to check the weather before your trek and dress appropriately, especially taking wind chill into consideration.

Check out our full list of recommended gear to wear on a winter hike of the Matanuska Glacier.

* We provide crampons, helmets, and hiking sticks. Our crampons fit sizes from youth size 1 through adult men’s size 16.

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What is it like to take a winter tour of the Matanuska Glacier?

Watch this short 5 minute video created by one of our past guests taking a tour in March 2021.