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Glacier Overnight Adventure

Matanuska Glacier Overnight

Luxury Camping on a glacier in Alaska.

Take a helicopter to our remote glacier camp for the ultimate Alaska experience.

Overnight Matanuska Glacier Adventure

Overnight Matanuska Glacier Adventure

Explore our secret stash of glacier awesomeness that’s unreachable by the day-trippers.

Learn to ice climb, explore the best Alaska glacier features, get some amazing photos or just enjoy our comfortable camp where you’ll have a glacier cocktail, a delicious hot dinner and relax around the campfire, on ice!

The next  morning enjoy fresh brewed coffee with the serenity of the remote Matanuska Glacier.  After a hearty breakfast you’ll fly back to complete your experience or explore more of the glacier with your Guide.

$799 for 2 people – $350 for each add’l person – 2 person minimum – Minimum age 12 years. 

The Camp

Our Glacier Camp is situated to access some of the coolest features of the glacier and provide solitude.  Too far for all but the most hard-core hikers, you’ll enjoy a small group of new friends sharing this unique experience.

The Glacier Overnight Adventure is a joint effort of MICA Guides and Alpenglow Luxury Camping; combining the expertise to bring you the ultimate in adventure and comfort.

And did we mention the helicopter?

Glacier Helicopter Tour Alaska

Glacier Helicopter Tour in Matanuska Valley, Alaska

The Tents

With our basic package, you’ll be sleeping in a mountaineering tent like you would use climbing Denali.  You’ll crawl in and out, but won’t be sleeping on the ground.. a thick, comfy pad, warm sleeping bag and pillow ensure a comfortable night’s sleep and will change your perception of camping.

Deluxe Glacier Tent for Overnight Camping

Deluxe Glacier Tent on Matanuska Glacier

Or upgrade to our Deluxe Tent with room to walk around, chairs to relax, a queen size bed, luxurious sheets and a down comforter for a cozy night.

All tents are planned for two-person occupancy, shared only within your group.  If you have an odd number of people, someone will get their own mountain tent for the night at no charge.  Or you may request additional mountain tents when you make your reservation.

The Flight

You’ll board an R44 Helicopter for your flight to camp.  This little flying sports-car has 4 seats and everyone has a view.  We can take up to three guests on each flight.

Helicopter in Matanuska Valley

Helicopter Landing in Matanuska Valley

It takes about 10 minutes to fly to our camp or climbing drop-off point.  You also get the option of adding an extra 20 minutes to your flight for a stunning scenic experience looking for wildlife, enjoying mountain views and getting a great perspective on the Matanuska Glacier.

Space is limited so what you bring to camp will need to be very minimal.

Maximum passenger weight of 235 Pounds or a sur-charge will apply.

The Guides

If you add one of our glacier climbing or exploring trips you’ll experience the glacier with one of our professional MICA Guides; the leaders on the Matanuska Glacier since 1999.

Your Guide will get you to the coolest features, teach you to climb ice, drop you into a bottomless crevasse (and get you out!) or just help you get that perfect photo.

MICA Tour Guide Top Anchor

MICA Tour Guide anchoring from above

The Fun

Camping on a glacier is an extraordinary experience but since you’re out there you might as well make the most of it with an adventure add-on. Book one of the activities below to make your Alaska adventure unforgettable.  When you book your experience here on our website, you’ll see the price for optional add-ons available for your group.

Note that the glacier is a hazardous environment and your safety is our top priority.  While you’re our guest, your travel and activities will be restricted to the “safe zone” of our camp which will be clearly marked.  Travel beyond this boundary without a Guide is strictly prohibited.  

ice climber blue ice

The Ultimate Overnight

Take your glacier experience to the next level with the Ultimate option which includes:

  • Personal adventure concierge to plan all the details of your experience.
  • VIP Check in at our MICA Guides Base
  • Priority helicopter loading
  • Extra 20 minutes scenic flight
  • Private ice climbing on Day 1
  • Lunch on Day 1
  • Private glacier exploring on morning of Day 2

This experience is like the Ultimate Heli Adventure  and Heli Explorer combined and private just for your group.  One of our top Guides will tailor your experience to your ability, pace and interests.

Because of the efficiency of the overnight, you’ll have up to 5 hours more climbing and exploring than you would with two day trips without the helicopter.

Check-in at the MICA Guides Base at 9:30 AM on the first day of your overnight adventure for this add on.  Scheduled return to “civilization” on Day 2 will be at approximately 1:30 PM.

Overnight Adventure on a Glacier

The Food

Of course no camping adventure is complete without some delicious food.

Matanuska Glacier Tour Meals

Matanuska Glacier Tour Meals

Dinner and Breakfast is included with your stay and we pride ourselves on tasty fuel for your adventure.  From homemade granola to reindeer sausage our menu has something for almost everyone.

Please note that our remote camp is supplied only by helicopter. While we strive to provide delicious and healthy food for our guests, options are by necessity limited.

Cross contamination of foods may be impossible to avoid and those with serious anaphylactic allergies should consider the risks. Emergency evacuation may be delayed or impossible.

The Experience

Camping on the Matanuska Glacier

Camp on a Glacier in Alaska