This day tour takes you from Anchorage to the Matanuska Glacier, a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley. You will spend over 2 hours directly on the glacier with a glacier guide by your side, learning how the Matanuska Glacier was born and how it shaped the landscape in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Explore blue meltwater pools, the ice formations and deep crevasses.
Your tour starts at your Anchorage hotel where you will be picked up at 8.30AM. From there, your fully-guided transportation takes you to Matanuska Glacier - water and snacks included.
You will spend 2+ hours directly on the glacier with a glacier guide by your side. Walking on ice is slippery fun, so you are equipped with a helmet, a walking stick and crampons that attach to your shoes. The tour requires you to bring sturdy footwear and suggests that you bring an extra pair of socks. Don't be surprised that your shoes get filthy with glacial flour. This glacial till is finely ground rock the glacier has created - it makes for great facials! This tour does require walking for about 2 hours.
You will also stop for lunch where you’ll overlook the glacier while enjoying some yummy Alaskan fare. After a day full of adventure you will be dropped off at your Anchorage hotel at 6PM.
Available from January 1 to September 24, 2017
Matanuska Glacier Walk Day Tour$249 per personBooking Code SBT4
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