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Alaska Glacier Tours

Plan Your Matanuska Glacier Visit

All of our tours meet in beautiful Glacier View, Alaska, on the Matanuska Glacier, approximately 2 hours north east of Anchorage (see map).  We do not provide transportation or pick ups in Anchorage.  Most of our visitors rent a car to join us.  If you do not have a car, there are virtually no public transportation options to our area.  But Planet Earth Adventures provides a tour package from Anchorage that includes our popular Ice Fall Trek.

Ice Fall Trek:

Our most popular guided Matanuska Glacier tour! If you are able to walk at a very moderate pace for 3 hours or so, this is the trip for you. Take the guesswork out of your glacier experience with our well trained and professional glacier guides. With multiple time slots per day, our Ice Fall Trek fits well into any Alaska vacation.

Since 1999, we’ve helped thousands of visitors explore the Matanuska Glacier on our Ice Fall Trek.

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.

  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 8 years
  • $99+ Glacier Access Fee = $134/person

Advanced Trek:

This trip is appropriate for adventurous travelers seeking a full day of glacial exploration.  Our experienced guides will take you to a remote area of the glacier and use a variety of rope and anchor systems to safely access some of the most spectacular features on the Matanuska Glacier! Features may include moulins, crevasses, and blue pools.

No previous glacier experience required, although a moderate level of fitness is required.

Skip the hike and take a helicopter with the Heli Explorer. 

Helicopter Explorer See the best of the Glacier

Skip the hike and fly!

Take a helicopter to the “Backcountry” for an Advanced Trek without the long hike.

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $299/person. Best Value in Alaska!
Advanced Trek Fast paced adventure

Go further.  Go Higher. 

This adventurous trip gets you out to the spectacular features of the “Backcountry” of the glacier.

  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 5-6 Hours
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $199 + Glacier Access Fee = $234/person

Ice Climbing:

A day of Ice Climbing with MICA Guides consists of a progression catered to the skills and endurance of the group.  Our professional guides will teach you the basic skills needed to climb on moderate ice slopes, and then help you refine your climbing techniques to move towards more challenging and spectacular terrain throughout the day. No previous climbing experience is necessary, although a strong level of physical fitness is required. This trip is best suited for people looking for the most challenging and technical Matanuska Glacier experience.

Skip the hike and take a helicopter with the Ultimate Heli.  

Ultimate Helicopter Adventure Exclusive Glacier Experience

The best of the Matanuska Glacier

This private experience flys you to the most spectacular features of the glacier with one of our top Guides.  Climb and explore, the day is yours.

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • 6-7 Hours
  • Minimum Age 8 years
  • $500/person*
  • *Based on a group size of 4
Ice Climbing Learn to climb vertical walls of ice

You can do it

We’ve been teaching beginners to ice climb since 1999.  Our step by step instruction will get you climbing.. and get some awesome photos.

  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 8 Hours
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $225+ Glacier Access Fee = $260/person

“Glacier Glamping” Overnight Adventure Tour:

Let us help you experience Matanuska Glacier overnight.  Have an unforgettable night out under the Alpenglow.  Add in ice climbing or exploring the best features of the Matanuska for the Ultimate Alaska glacier experience.


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

Your Responsibilities:
We do not take infants on any of our trips under any conditions (backpacks, strollers, or carried in arms).
Please call us in advance if pregnant.

All participants on our trips must follow our procedures and sign a waiver. Only parents or legal guardians may sign for minors. You may preview this document and learn much more about our risk management at Your Safety on the Matanuska Glacier.