MICA Guides

Closed for the 2019 Season. Tours of the Matanuska Glacier resume May 13, 2020!

Explore an Alaskan Glacier!

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

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

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, ziplining and  luxury camping, MICA Guides is the center for your Alaska Adventure.

Our Most Popular Matanuska Glacier Tours

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.  Although it is possible to walk on the glacier unguided, we highly recommend experiencing the glacier with the necessary safety equipment and knowledge of hazards a professional guide provides. 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! Join us on our **20th season** of operation on the Matanuska Glacier.

Certificate of Excellence
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Meet MICA Guides Photographer David

Hailing from Salt Lake City with the Wasatch in his backyard, it’s no surprise that David fell in love with mountains and all the wild places Utah has to offer. After picking up a camera for a photography class, his path in life was changed and he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in photography. After…

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Meet Alaska Adventure Expert Becca

From ice climbing to sea kayaking to backpacking, Becca can guide anything – and cook you the best meal you might have ever eaten afterwards. Becca comes to us from the state of New York. She has since turned her east coast climbing and outdoorsy expertise to Alaska where she joins us for her fourth…

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Meet Ice Climbing Guide Brett

With infectious energy and a quick witted sense of humor, Brett never struggles to find adventure. Whether it be ice climbing, skiing, or multi-pitch rock climbing, he is always searching for creative and courageous routes through the mountains. Born in the flat corn fields of Central Illinois, his excitement for traveling to new places eventually…

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Stay and Play

My brother and I spent the day with our guide, Lacie exploring the glacier and climbing various ice walls. She did a great job teaching us about the environment around us along the way and preparing us for each climbing attempt. We were both challenged throughout the day, but always confident in the professionalism and eye to safety Lacie provided all day. We have great footage from our day and will certainly look to make another trip with MICA in the future. This was the best day of my trip to Alaska.”

-TripAdvisor Review,  Ice Climbing 2018

“MICA Guides did an excellent job showing us all the cool things to see and learn about glaciers while keeping us safe. Highly recommend this tour as it is hands on, educational, super fun with amazing scenery!”


  • TripAdvisor Review, Ice Fall Trek 2018


We joined MICA Guides for their advanced ice fall trek. What an amazing trip! Our guide, Katie, did an excellent job moving us along incredible landscape at a pace suitable for our family. The whole outfit is top-notch. Thanks for a wonderful experience.”

-TripAdvisor Review, Advanced Trek 2018

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

Since 1999