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NOVA, Alaska Glacier Hikes and Ice Climbing

38100 W. Glenn Highway, Mile 96 Glenn Highway, Chickaloon, AK 99674
800-746-5753
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Chickaloon
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Owner description: Alaska Glacier hiking day trips on the Matanuska Glacier near Anchorage. No experience necessary. Experience the incredible world of ice on Alaska's... more » Owner description: Alaska Glacier hiking day trips on the Matanuska Glacier near Anchorage. No experience necessary. Experience the incredible world of ice on Alaska's largest road accessable glacier with the guides who pioneered glacier hiking tours in Alaska. Ice climbing introductory tours also available daily. Glacier hikes can be combined with the raft trips for a full day outing and at a discounted price. « less
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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We did the half day glacier hike with Reese and both he and the hike were fabulous! Our family of five ended up with a private tour as it was just us and our guide. We were on the glacier early, before the other, much larger guide group which was a real bonus. NOVA is known for their small groups... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had so much fun with our guides that took us on the Glacier Trek on Matanuska Glacier. They gauged our trip on our abilities. We saw a crevasse, climbed an ice wall and had a lot of laughs. We would do it again with this team. They provided waterproof boots (a must) and crampons. They had a few pairs... More

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phoenix, Arizona, USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Hiked the Matanuska Glacier with Gabby. Had a wonderful time. We were able to get a private tour because there was 6 of us--3 "seniors" and 3 "20 somethings". Gabby was helpful and adjusted her pace to accommodate us as needed. I have an issue with my knees but I was able to do it no problem--I would recommend asking... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We did an adventure trek on the glacier with Nova. The glacier itself was really cool to see and you need crampons which are provided by Nova. They also supply boots and a helmet. We did some climbing, but the set up took some time. Lots of cool facts and we had a good time. The 6 hour trip included... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We did the half day glacier trek with Nick. We were a family of four on his first day back for the season. He's very knowledgeable about this glacier and Alaska in general. Very patient and non rushed experience. The equipment and guide made the glacier experience so much better than just walking around the edges of the glacier on... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My friend and I visited Alaska in July 2013 and did 2 separate trips with NOVA: (1) Adventure trekking: Matanuska glacier hike + ice climb (2) Class III-V Six Mile Creek raft trip at Hope They offer discount if you book more than 1 trips with them, so take advantage of that! But take note that you cannot do both... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Had a lovely half day of adventure with fun-loving and capable guides, Emily and Reese, and a couple of other trekkers on the Matanuska glacier tour. No ice climbing for this bunch, but a quick educational demo made that look almost as easy. With a constant fantastic sense of humor, and constant chivalrous personal attention to every trekker, this duo... More

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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I went out for the "Adventure Trek" 6 hour glacier hike and enjoyed the experience immensely. We were with 3 other co-trekkers and our two guides, Shawn and Emily. The day was beautiful and offered great opportunities for dramatic photos. Shawn and Emily made the hike fun and obviously love what they are doing. We always felt... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

highly recommend the full day Adventure Trek with Reese. He is amazing, the ice was great, highlight of our two week trip.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Yesterday, we did the Lions Head trip with Nova and had a great time. Our group had a couple of people that had never rafted before and were quite nervous about it. Our guide Reid took us under his wing instilling alot of confidence. While making sure all had got a full and exciting experience, he also relaxed those that... More

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