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Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour
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Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour

By Greatland Adventures
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental to Matanuska Glacier and opt for a stress-free alternative—a guided tour with round-trip transfers included. Enjoy scenic photo stops along the way, and a guided trek across the ice. A perk of the tour is that a delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included too.
from
$354.25
per adult
from
$354.25
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 8h
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English

Highlights
  • Hassle-free tour with round-trip transport from Anchorage included
  • No getting lost—a guide leads the way on this Matanuska Glacier excursion
  • Reward your trek with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • Travel light—glacier walking equipment rental is included

  • Round Trip Transportation from Anchorage
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Services of Professional Local Glacier Guide
  • Lunch at Local Eatery
  • Glacier Travel Equipment-Ice Cleats
What's not included
  • Age Minimum is 8 Years Old


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at Downtown/Mid Town Anchorage Hotels. We do not pick up from Airbnb, Alyeska, Springhill Suites University Lake, Dimond Hotel, or other private accommodations.
  • 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: 6111P29

  • 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.
  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour?
Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour price starts from $354.25. Discover and book Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour cancellation policy?
Matanuska Glacier Winter 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 Winter Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour?
Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour is hosted by Greatland Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Greatland Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour on Tripadvisor

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: 6111P29

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Greatland Adventures
    Stop: 8 hours
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    Matanuska Glacier
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Ann D
Ann D
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Anchorage Tour A+
Our tour with Dawn was amazing - she was warm, funny, and best of all, knowledgeable of all thinks Anchorage and Al
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Anchorage Sightseeing
Our private driver was so nice and knowledgeable. He grew up in Anchorage and knew not only the city but also the h
adrien882023
adrien882023
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Wow!
Where to begin? Bill is an incredibly, knowledgeable and engaging guide that loves to share his passion for everyth
nananene3
nananene3
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Spring glacier hike
This is an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Bill, was knowledgeable, kind, courteous, and helpful. We were so lu
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Greatland Adventures Northern Lights Tour was GREAT!
We had an amazing night hunting the Northern Lights with Greatland Adventures in Fairbanks. Kevin, our guide, was
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Greatland was incredible
We went in two tours. Both were incredible. Highly recommend booking one of you're coming to Alaska. We will be com
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Aurora borealis tour
Life changing experience. I am thankful a was able to see the lights and Jacob did a great job at teaching us how i
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Northern Lights
We had a wonderful time chasing and seeing the glorious display of the northern lights. Jacob, our guide did a magn
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Highlight of our trip with great guides!!
We traveled with 2 adults and a nine year old and had the best time! The guides were incredible and met some amazin
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Definitely worth it!
This was such a fun excursion. The guides were awesome, and it’s a very approachable glacier (read: not too strenuo
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Amazing
The entire experience was professional and informative. Joe our tour guide was knowledgeable and so kind! From the
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AMAZING
That was worth every single penny. Plus our tour guide was informative, kind and funny. I would recommend this tour
Ali-Mo321
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Great service and stunning lights!
Stephen was an excellent tour guide - friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful. Comfortable ride and I ap
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Amazing experience
The experience as a whole was amazing. The dogs are super cute and friendly. And our musher Rob was able to give us
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Go for it!
This is truly a bucket list experience. Our tour guide Bill was super knowledgeable. He knows that Glacier like the
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA1,891 contributions
Nov 2021
We had the chance to go on the Matanuska Glacier Tours with Greatland Tours. The tour van arrived on time at our hotel, which was the pick up point. We took on a few more guests before making our way on to the glacier. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Once we reached the glacier, the guide gave us some extra winter gear including a few parkas, hand gloves and warmers and we had the choice to keep our gear or use the ones provided based on our comfort level. The walking tour through the glacier was absolutely amazing! We walked for roughly 90 minutes on the glacier, and stopped at regular intervals to take some photos and enjoy the scenery around us. Post the glacier tour, we also went for lunch at a nearby restaurant, paid for by Greatland Adventures. All in all, a fun and memorable trip to the glacier, thanks to the wonderful guide from this tour company!
Written July 9, 2022
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Steven B
Wow! Thank you for your stellar review, we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your time out on the Matanuska Glacier. We take pride in our guides, they truly have a passion for what they do. We are so honored to be a part of your life-long memories. If you find yourself in Alaska again let us know, we'd love to show you some of our other favorite things! Cheers,
Written July 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Srishti S
Sunnyvale, CA4 contributions
Dec 2022
Hiking the Matanuska glacier with a professional like Bill made the experience very smooth and thrilling. Glacier views throughout the walk were spectacular. Bill helped us all gear up for the activity, guided us throughout the ~2-hour hiking adventure, stopped at various spots on the hike, and shared tonnes of information about glaciers. He also took us for lunch later in a decent restaurant overlooking the glaciers. The round trip to the glaciers was fun, too - we had pretty interesting conversations with Bill about Alaska while on the road trip. I'd highly recommend Bill and the tour company for this activity.
Written December 26, 2022
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Steven B
Thank you! Bill has been guiding for Greatland Adventures for many years and he loves sharing the Matanuska Glacier experience with our guests. Your kind words are appreciated and we will share that with him. Thank you! Sandy
Written December 27, 2022
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A. Fox
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
I had a spectacular day with the amazing tour guide Matt! Matt explained and answered all of the guests questions. The hike is not too bad at all, even if the guest are falling back behind, Matt will stop and wait for the guests to catch up. He is such an amazing tour guide! Recommend this company!
Written December 29, 2021
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Brian
Lawton, OK5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The whole experience was excellent. Drive was long, but had the opportunity for stops for scenic views. Shoe spikes were provided and worked very well, the hike would have been a lot worse if we didn’t have them. The guides were fun and very informative on the glacier, and help make the whole experience worthwhile. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Anchorage area!
Written March 8, 2023
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Steven B
Thank you. Greatland Adventures prides itself on hiring excellent and local guides. That means that Greatland Adventure's guides know what they are talking about, and also love to share Alaska with our guests. Thanks again!
Written March 9, 2023
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Ralph S
Bellefonte, PA2 contributions
Mar 2023
Sean with Greatland Adventures was outstanding - we had a great experience touring the glacier and having Sean explain various features along the way. Our great experience started with Sandy who helped answer many questions and assisted us with scheduling everything. We would highly recommend this company to anyone!
Written April 1, 2023
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Steven B
Thank you for the review. We at Greatland Adventures pride ourselves on hiring guides who are Alaskans and are safe, fun, and knowledgeable. They love their home and enjoy sharing the Matanuska Glacier with anyone who wants to venture out on a glacier.
Written April 2, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joy L
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Family
We had a great experience with Greatland Adventures. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Would 100% recommend to anyone interested in a glacier tour and I would definitely book with them for any future trips to Anchorage.
Written December 25, 2020
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Zhang J
1 contribution
The hike was mid and they explained a lot to us. The ice was blue and smooth which was very cool, never seen like that. We went through a part where we had to squeeze through (claustrophobia warning). Somewhere we could slide down like a shortcut back to the trail was really fun (there was a pretty dangerous part, but we made it through). After that we went to a lodge for lunch which had a really awesome view. Lunch was great and tasty. Easily 4.5 - 5 stars.
Written February 25, 2023
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Steven B
Hello Zhang! Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear you had a great new experience!! Please let us know if you make it back to Alaska for any future adventures!
Written March 4, 2023
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Claire J
6 contributions
Feb 2020
Can't say enough about our trip to the Matanuska Glacier. Our guide, Jonathan, was so friendly and we learned a ton from him on our drive over to the glacier about Alaska. He even pulled over so we could snap a picture of the beautiful sunrise over the mountains and would frequently point out animals we could see along the way. When we got to Matanuska, we had a ton of time to explore and we were lucky enough to have the glacier all to ourselves! This was truly a dream of a day made even better by a great guide. Can't recommend Greatland enough!
Written February 5, 2020
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Steven B
Yay! We love when you enjoy spending the day adventuring the Matanuska Glacier with us, as much as we love sharing it with you! Thank you for the awesome recommendation, cheers!
Written February 6, 2020
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Elyse
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Bill was our guide and did such a wonderful job. He helped make our experience special by providing education about the glacier, Alaska history, and wildlife. He never made us feel rushed and would run ahead at times to give us opportunities for photos and site seeing. He also took multiple photos for us. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend doing it!
Written January 16, 2023
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Steven B
Thank you for the review. We pride ourselves on the quality of the people we have a guides. Their personalities, knowledge, and focus on safety makes these experiences great for our guests.
Written January 17, 2023
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Ramadurai R
Nashville, TN151 contributions
Aug 2022
It was so great to experience thousands of year old glacier up close and personal! The tour guide Matt was awesome - so careful and at the same time making sure we enjoy every aspect of the glacier. Walking around can be tricky as the terrain is so deceiving - looks flat but your feet can sink in. Amazing view of the surrounding Chugach mountain range
Written August 24, 2022
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Steven B
Alaskan glaciers truly are amazing to experience! We're so happy you had a great time with Matt on the Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour. Thank you for sharing!
Written August 25, 2022
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