Summer Glacier Walk – Matanuska

8 hours+

$249 + $12 Tax & Fees – Per Person

May – September, 2017

Hotel Pick Up: 8:30 am
Hotel Return: ~ 6:00 pm

Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley. You will spend over 2 hours directly on the glacier with a glacier guide by your side, learning how the Matanuska Glacier was born and how it shaped the landscape in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Explore blue meltwater pools, ice formations and deep crevasses.

Walking on ice is slippery fun, so you are equipped with a helmet, a walking stick and crampons that attach to your shoes. You are required to bring sturdy footwear (hiking shoe, waterproof shoe, boot) and suggest that you bring an extra pair of socks. Don’t be surprised that your shoes get filthy dirty with glacial flour. This glacial till is finely ground rock the glacier has created – it makes for great facials! This tour does require walking outside for about two hours with a glacier guide. The fully-guided transportation includes a pick-up at your hotel in Anchorage as well as complimentary water and snacks in the touring vehicle.

There is a stop for lunch where you will overlook the glacier while enjoying some delicious Alaskan fare.

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