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MICA Guides

Matanuska Glacier Trekking, Ice Climbing, Helicopter Tours, and Zipline in Alaska

Since 1999

Fun for ages 8 to 80! We offer a wide range of tour options to fit your ideal Alaskan vacation. Offering glacier tours, helicopter adventures including glacier landings, ziplining and luxury camping, MICA Guides is the center for your Alaska Adventure.

We provide you with the necessary equipment you need to get the best Alaska glacier experience. Helmets and crampons are provided on all glacier tours, while harnesses and ice tools are supplied on each of our advanced trips.

Ice Fall Trek

Hike on an Alaska Glacier

Our most popular tour. 

This trip is great for families that want to experience a glacier instead of just look at it from a boat or plane.

  • Small Group Size, no more than 8 participants
  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 10 years (6 years on Private Treks)
  • $115 + Glacier Access Fee = $160/person

Matanuska Glacier Overnight Adventure

Glacier Glamping

Experience luxury camping on a glacier.

Fly to our remote glacier camp for this unforgettable experience. Cozy tents, great meals and exploring or climbing adventures.

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • Overnight
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $500/person*
  • *Based on two person occupancy

Helicopter Explorer

See the best of the Glacier

Fly into an Advanced Trek.

Take a helicopter to the “Backcountry” for an Advanced Trek using ropes to access the coolest features on the ice.

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $349/person

Explore an Alaskan Glacier!

We are open for the Summer!

Our booking calendars are kept up to date, 24 hours a day, to make it easy for you to book your trip. Don’t see availability for the trip you want? Submit your information to our waiting list below.

Leave the car behind and come explore the spectacular Matanuska Glacier with our professional guides. Whether it’s our signature Ice Fall Trek, the unique opportunity to soar above blue pools on a Helicopter Adventure, or reaching new heights while Ice Climbing, you’ll be in good hands with the best guided tours in Glacier View, Alaska.

Why go with MICA Guides?

Our guides are out on the glacier every day, often even on their days off! We know the best features of the Matanuska Glacier and how to get you there while managing the risks of hiking on a glacier. We offer small group sizes on our tours and narration of the Matanuska Glacier and the surrounding valleys.

With the wide range of glacier tours available, whether this is your first time walking on a glacier or 10th, we are confident our professional guides are the right choice for you.

We have offered guided adventures on the Matanuska Glacier since 1999!

Stay and Play

Enjoy the comfort of “glamping” in a historic-style wall tent with a private deck. Relax around the campfire, and enjoy a soak in the handmade cedar hot tub.

Over 1300 Five-Star Reviews on Tripadvisor!

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Everything a guided tour should be

"Our guide was amazing. He was very professional, skilled and personable. The glacier trek was beautiful and challenging but safe."

– Paul G., Tripadvisor
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Excellent Glacier Trek

"We did the full day Advanced Glacier Trek with Decker on the Matanuska Glacier. We were blessed with a beautiful day and an adventurous pair of co-trekkers. We pressed far on the ice after getting beyond the moraine at the face of the glacier. We found gorgeous glacial pools and canyons. It was stunning."

– Jason P., Tripadvisor
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Extreme Zip Adventure

"We had an awesome time ziplining G2! The guides were very entertaining as well as helpful in making this experience a lot of fun."

– Sandy R., Tripadvisor
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Great Glacier Walk

"We did about a four hour basic glacier walk, and the guide was great and the group was small. Would highly recommend."

– Jonathan S., Tripadvisor

On The Matanuska Glacier:

First Responders in the Backcountry

MICA Guides working on their rescue skills after work Any activity in the outdoor industry can have lots of potential dangers, which is why MICA Guides takes their role as first responders so seriously, often taking extra time at the end of the day to work on these crucial skills. Accidents are unpredictable, sudden, and…

Alaska Teen Adventures

MICA Guides is partnering and supporting the Matanuska Outdoor Institute to offer adventures for teens this summer. Students can learn skills in backcountry navigation, backpacking, outdoors survival and ice climbing in addition to basic camping and outdoors life.  In addition to the hard skills, our goal is to help these kids and young adults develop…

A Lifeless Glacier?

Moss balls found on the Matanuska From the surface, glaciers can look like a lifeless, frozen land, but if you look at the glacier closely, you’ll be able to see that is far from the truth. The glacier itself is constantly moving and changing not unlike a river of ice filling in the valley, a…