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Matanuska Glacier Overnight Adventure

Matanuska Glacier Camping

An Overnight Glacier Adventure

Our Alaska 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?

The Flight

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

It takes about 10 minutes to fly to our camp or climbing drop-off point. Space is limited so what you bring to camp will need to be very minimal. Maximum passenger weight of 245 Pounds or an additional charge of $100 will apply.

person in blue jacket holds green backpack as they walk in front of red helicopter on rocks and ice
View from inside canvas tent of glacier and mountains in Alaska

The Tents

Enjoy a Deluxe Tent with room to walk around, chairs to relax, a queen size bed and a twin-size bed, luxurious sheets and a down comforter for a cozy night. You’ll be greeted with cozy slippers to wear and a parka that is extra warm to wear around camp.

Enjoy the best views right from your canvas tent while staying warm and cozy. All tents have a maximum of three-person occupancy, no exceptions.

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.

ice climber tops out at glacier guide repel station
Alaska Glacier Camp Relaxation

The Fun

Glacier Camping on a glacier is an extraordinary experience but since you’re out there you might as well make the most of it. Book one of the Adventure Add-Ons to make your glacier experience unforgettable.

Save up to 40% on the Heli Explorer or Heli Ice Climb when you Add-on to your Glacier Overnight Adventure. 

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.

 

Rates and Adventure Add-Ons

The base price includes:

  • Direct helicopter flights to and from camp
  • Complimentary Glacier Hike on arrival (approximately 1 hour guided hike)
  • One of our Deluxe Tents
  • Dinner and breakfast

Base Price:

  • $999/tent (up to two people). You may add a third person to your tent for an additional $400.
  • Minimum age 14 years; 10 years if you make a “Family Booking”

Family Bookings

Our Glacier Camp can be a peaceful retreat for adults or a unique adventure for a family. But these two types of experiences can not usually go together.
If you have children under 14 years old and no younger than 10 years here is how we can accommodate your family:

Your group must “book out” the camp. We have 3 tents at our glacier camp and you must book at least two tents; regardless of how many people you have in your group.
And your group must book one of the following “Add On” adventures.  We’ve found that kids need more activity to enjoy the experience!

  • Ultimate Heli (minimum age 8 years)
  • Heli Explorer (minimum age 12 years)
  • Heli Ice Climb (minimum age 12 years)
  • Private Heli Explorer (minimum age 8 years)

Once you complete your booking online we’ll confirm that we can accommodate your family at camp and that your requested adventure is available.

 

 

About the Complimentary Glacier Hike

This guided hike will allow you to visit some of the glacier features near our camp. Learn about the glacier and get some cool photos (Approximately 1 hour hike.)

Want more Adventure?

Instead of the Complimentary Glacier Hike, you may add one of the options here:

 

The Food

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

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.

french toast with berries on a blue table and coffee carafes

Make the Most of Your Alaskan Experience

Why spend your time in Alaska squeezed between crowds and tour groups when you can have your own unique and intimate experience centered in the Matanuska Valley? Compared to a night out and stay in Anchorage with dinner, accommodations, and breakfast for two, you spend about the same as you would on a Glacier Overnight trip. With the Glacier Overnight you not only get gourmet food, you get luxury accommodations, your own personal glacier team, and to be in the heart of Alaska’s grandeur.

Why explore the Matanuska Glacier with us? Our Guides are out on the glacier every day, often on their days off! We know the best features and how to get you there while managing the risks of hiking on a glacier.

Guided adventures on the Matanuska Glacier since 1999. Go with the Pros!

Add These Tours to your Overnight Glacier Adventure: