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Matanuska Glacier Hike

Alaska Glacier Hiking Tours

Glacier hiking, or trekking, is for just about everyone.  With the proper equipment and an experienced guide you can explore a glacier in Alaska. Looking for more advanced options? Try our Ice Climbing activities or our other Helicopter Options

Quality Experiences for Over 20 years

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!

Our professional glacier guides and dedicated helicopter team are out on the ice everyday. Even on their days off. They know the ins and outs of the glacier and where the rarest and most intricate ice features are, and want to share them with you.

MICA Guides offers the smallest group sizes on the Matanuska Glacier and do not exceed more than 8 people on our trips. Group trips are open to ages 10 and older. And don’t worry, if you got a young one or a special request we have availability and accommodations to offer by Contacting Us for a Private 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.

  • Small Group Size, no more than 8 participants
  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 10 years (6 years on Private Treks)
  • $115 + Glacier Access Fee = $160/person

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
  • $225 + Glacier Access Fee = $270/person

Helicopter Explorer

See the best of the Glacier

Fly into an Advanced Trek.

Take a helicopter to the “Backcountry” for an Advanced Trek using ropes to access the coolest features on the ice.

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 12 years
  • $349/person

Beginner or Advanced

Our signature Ice Fall Trek has been popular for over 20 years.  It’s a great way to hike the glacier, get some cool photos and learn about what you’re seeing.  We have the gear but more importantly, our Guides are out there every day so they know the best places to take you while managing the risks.

For the fit and adventurous, the Advanced Trek gets you to the “backcountry”.  This remote area of the glacier features deep holes, big walls and beautiful blue pools away from the other visitors at the front of the glacier.

Or you can skip the hike and take a helicopter!  MICA Guides is the top company offering helicopter access to the glacier.  Flying conserves your energy for exploring and gets you to the coolest features we can find.  And you fly in a helicopter!  Check out the Helicopter Explorer for this exciting option.

Private Hiking Options

Join a group or go private

Our small groups are a great way to make some new friends on your tour.  Our tours are usually 6-8 guests with one guide. We do not accommodate groups larger than 8. Maybe you want the experience just for your family or group of friends? We are happy to support trekkers who are 10 or older in groups. Do you have a younger trekker that is feeling confident to explore or have a special request for your group?  The Private Trek is a great option for families with children as young as 6 years.


Private Trek

Hike on an Alaska Glacier

The Ice Fall Trek just for your group.

This private trip is perfect for families with children as young as 6 years.

  • Hiking Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 6 years
  • $575 + Glacier Access Fee = $140/person*
  • *Based on a group size of 6

Private Heli Explorer

Experience customized for your group

Explore. Take photos. Elope.  

This private trip gets your group to one of the most spectacular locations on the glacier for the Advanced Trek, a photo shoot or a wedding!

  • Helicopter Access to Glacier
  • 3 Hours
  • Minimum Age 8 years
  • $350/person*
  • *Based on a group size of 4