3½-hour Guided Glacier Hike

Matanuska Glacier Hike

price from $90 /person

Tour details

Price:
$90 + Glacier Park fee
Location:
Matanuska Glacier Area, Matanuska Valley
Date:
May 1 - Late October "first real snow", 2018
Age limit:
Ages 12 and Up
Start time:
9:30 am and 2:30 pm. October time 12:30 pm
Departs From:
Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK
Duration:
3½ hours
Discount:
Military or Groups (10+) 10% Off
Book This Tour

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 moulins, crevasses. Be sure and bring your camera! Depending on the group fitness and relationship, the Glacier Hike is usually a 1:6 guide-to-client ratio. NOVA provides all glacier gear including boots, crampons, walking stick (if desired) and helmet. 

ADVENTURE LEVEL

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.

GLACIER PARK FEE

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