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Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour
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Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour

By Greatland Adventures
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 8-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Round Trip Transportation from Anchorage
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Services of Professional Local Glacier Guide
  • Glacier Travel Equipment-Ice Cleats, Safety Helmets
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Age Minimum is 8 Years Old


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6111P21

  • What to Bring:
  • Warm Layered Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera or Cell Phone Camera
  • Warm Hat and Gloves
  • We require that participants wear sturdy, stiff-soled footwear while on this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Our minimum age to join the tour is 8 years old. For groups with younger individuals, explore our Private Matanuska Glacier option.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Bookings made within 24-hours of the tour date are PENDING confirmation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour?
Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour price starts from $354.25. Discover and book Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour cancellation policy?
Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6111P21

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Dale M
14 contributions
Sep 2022
Our Matanuska Glacier Hike was fun. It was a long drive, but it was well worth the trip. We hiked around the glacier and got some great pictures learning about what it felt like to hike on ice. Our guide, Matt was a nice young man , but was not as forthcoming with information about the history and geography as we had hoped. In fact, much of what he talked about was his friends and his band in which he plays guitar. Either way, it was worth the trip and Greatland Adventures was easy to work with. We have always tried to work directly with the actual Tour Operator instead of an intermediate booking agency, simply to have a direct connection to those that have the actual experience with a trip. Dillion and Stephen were particularly helpful in answering questions we had before the trip. We would recommend this trip as well as Greatland Adventures to friends.
Written September 24, 2022
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Steven B
Hello Dale, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some feedback for us! It sounds like you had a great day overall, which is our goal! In addition to passing along all the kind words, I will definitely have a content review with our glacier team. It's always nice to have a refresher with everyone once in a while. As a small "family" run operation we greatly appreciate your direct booking business! It's always a better experience for guests and operators to have a direct connection. Thanks again, and we hope to adventure with you in the future! Stephen S. GM - Greatland Adventures
Written September 25, 2022
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Leo
1 contribution
Jun 2022
We did an amazing hike on the Matanuska Glacier with Greatland. The transport, hiking, and guides Matt and Bill were fabulous. They did such a good job of tailoring it to our diverse little group. The were funny, knowledgeable, patient, and knew all the right spots to take the best photos. I would recommend Greatland to any visitors to Anchorage. A must do!
Written June 15, 2022
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egkdp
baton rouge, louisiana44 contributions
Aug 2022
The hike on the glacier was awesome. Sean was such a good guide making sure we saw all the best sites and stayed safe. We were a party of four and all agreed this was the best tour we did while in Alaska. The total party was 6 so the small number made the tour so much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend.
Written August 25, 2022
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Steven B
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind note. We will certainly share this with Sean! Safety is just as high of a priority as fun and excitement so we are super happy to hear that your expectations were met in all of these areas. Let us know if you're every back in Alaska and we can show you some other awesome stuff!
Written August 26, 2022
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Vandana C
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
My group had a great time with our tour guide Phil. He is very knowledgable and very flexible. He gave us plenty of time to enjoy the glacier. He went above and beyond our expectations to make us feel comfortable. You will definitely be in good hands if you have Phil as your tour guide.
Written July 21, 2021
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Steven B
Thank you so much for taking the time for a shoutout and great review! We would love to have you back on an adventure any time.
Written July 23, 2021
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JayPost
Livingston, NJ112 contributions
Jul 2023
This was a great experience! It's crazy to actually be able to walk and climb on a glacier!
Our guide, Matt, picked us up at our hotel and drove us out to the glacier. We were very lucky to have him to ourselves! He was extremely knowledgeable and we really enjoyed spending the day with him. He picked us up at 8 am and we returned at around 4.
Written July 20, 2023
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Steven B
Thank you for the upbeat comments about Matt. Greatland Adventures prides itself on hiring outstanding local Alaskans like Matt to share this beautiful place with our guests. Greatland Adventures would love to see you back in Alaska.
Written July 22, 2023
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Tina R
New Orleans, LA14 contributions
We had fun and learned a lot about Alaska trees and glaciers on our way to Matanuska. Steve Jack and Christian were professional and fun and safe. We really appreciated their humor and energy and knowledge on this tour. We got some great pictures and laughed a lot! Amazing experience!
Written July 10, 2021
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Steven B
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We had a great time too. We love the Matanuska Glacier!
Written July 11, 2021
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Flyer512425
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
My family and I did this tour with Matt, who was an amazing guide! He was very prompt for hotel pickup, and he stopped for bathroom breaks and picture opportunities on the way to the glacier. He was knowledgeable about many things to narrate the entire day, and he took nice photos for us too once we arrived. He also was able to adapt the tour based on our party’s different physical capabilities while on the glacier, which we appreciated. We loved not having to worry about transportation, and there were the nice touches of having water and snacks available to us too. Lunch was delicious — I imagined it would be a boxed lunch but we sat down at a local eatery in Palmer. Highly recommend this tour! If I return to Alaska again, I would definitely book another tour with Greatland Adventures!
Written July 14, 2023
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Brandon B
7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Our guide Christian was phenomenal. So many stories and deep knowledge of the area. He goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome. Very professional. The tour itself can not be pit into words. Bucket list tour for sure.
Written July 27, 2021
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Steven B
This is awesome! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour with Christian. We really do enjoy sharing our love for Alaska with our guests. Thank you for sharing!
Written July 28, 2021
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maxine c
Cupertino, CA7 contributions
Apr 2023
This is an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Bill, was knowledgeable, kind, courteous, and helpful. We were so lucky to have a private tour on a sunny day. It reminded me of spring skiing day. It was nice to have lunch with a view and yummy pie.
Written April 21, 2023
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Steven B
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you had an awesome day at the glacier. Nothing like a day of spring skiing... or glacier trekking!
Written April 23, 2023
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Galina N
4 contributions
Sep 2022
Everything was great, starting with the scenic drive, then the glacier hike and lunch. We even saw mama moose with a baby from the restaurant after the hike.
Highly recommend the company! As someone who has never been to Alaska before I felt taken care of and well guided from the minute I booked the tour. They answered all my texts and calls, of which there were plenty.
Written September 25, 2022
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Steven B
That is so cool you were able to see a Moose and calf en route to the Matanuska Glacier! We love the drive to the glacier, so much to see and take in. How amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of booking with our team and joining our Matanuska Glacier Tour! Cheers!
Written September 26, 2022
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