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Winter Helicopter Ice Cave Explorer

Your chance to go inside an ice cave!

Person Ages 6+

Helicopter Flight to an Alaska Ice Cave

Take a helicopter flight to the Matanuska Glacier then get dropped off with a professional guide to adventure into a true glacial gem, an ice cave!

  • No experience needed
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Minimum of 2 people per trip
  • Maximum of 5 people per trip

This tour includes up to 20 minutes of scenic flying and 1 hour on the ice! Winter temperatures in Glacier View are often below zero, don’t worry we will have a warming hut near the ice cave for your comfort along with hot drinks!

Limited Availability: Because the glacier is constantly changing, the Ice Cave tours may not always be available. If our guides decide the Ice Cave is no longer accessible, we will give you a full refund.

Approximately 2 hours total, 1 hour on the glacier.

What to Expect

  • 1 Hour of exploring an ice cave
  • Up to 20 minutes of flight time
  • Guide narration of exciting glacial features with our glacier professionals
  • Instruction on proper crampon walking techniques (crampons and helmets provided by MICA Guides)
  • Hot drinks in our warming tent on the ice!

What to Bring

For the Winter Ice Cave Explorer we require you to have:

  • Your warmest winter clothing
  • A backpack with room for gear, if you don’t have one we have some available for you to use!
  • Hiking boots or winter boots

Our recommendations on clothing and gear:

  • Insulted pants (not cotton/jeans). If you don’t have insulated pants, make sure to layer.
  • Insulated Jacket, again if you don’t have all in one, layer!
  • Gloves, we have some to borrow if you do not have any.
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Extra warm layers
  • Snacks and water
  • Camera

What NOT to bring

  • Bear Spray
  • Fire Arms
  • Alcohol