3½-hour Guided Glacier Hike

Matanuska Glacier Hike

price from $85 /person

Tour details

$85 + Glacier Park fee
Matanuska Glacier Area, Matanuska Valley
May 1 - Sept 15, 2017
Age limit:
Ages 12 and Up
Start time:
9:30 AM, 2:30 or 7:00 PM
Departs From:
Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK
3½ hours
Military or Groups (10+) 10% Off
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No experience necessary!

It’s not every day you can take a 3.5 hour hike along a 26-mile long advancing valley glacier. With NOVA’s popular Glacier Hike, our experienced guides help with gear and guide you to the impressive “Ice Falls” area of the Matanuska Glacier – an expanse of glacier ice that naturally “falls” over the rock under it, creating dramatic spire formations or seracs. It's a must see!

Along the way, there are continuous views of various glacier features such as deep moulons, crevasses. Be sure and bring your camera! The Glacier Hike is a 1:6 guide-to-client ratio. NOVA provides all glacier gear including boots, crampons, walking stick (if desired) and helmet. 


Easy – view classifications

Tour Highlights

  • On-glacier exploration of the mighty Matanuska Glacier
  • See the picturesque 'Ice Falls' area up close
  • Great for photo buffs
  • Good for all ages 12 years and up
  • Add a whitewater rafting trip and save $20 (Lion Head or Six Mile). See our Combo Specials.


Matanuska Glacier Park is privately owned and charges per person every time you go thru the gate; Alaska State passes do not apply. Regular 2017 entry fee at gate is $30 per person; but NOVA clientele receive a discounted rate, which is added to the cost of your tour.

  • Teens (12-17): $20
  • Adults (18+): $25
  • Alaska Residents, Military and Seniors (65+): $20