Matanuska Glacier Hike

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, located about 45 miles north of Anchorage. On this Alaska outdoor experience from Salmon Berry Tours, you will spend over 2 hours directly on the glacier with a glacier guide. You’ll learn how the Matanuska Glacier was born and how it shaped the landscape in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley while exploring blue meltwater pools, ice formations and deep crevasses.

Guests are required to bring sturdy footwear and an extra pair of socks are highly recommended. Your shoes may end up covered by glacial flour; finely ground rock the glacier has created that reportedly makes for remarkably good facials.

This tour does require walking for about 2 hours. Our fully-guided transportation includes a pick up at your hotel in Anchorage, water and snacks in the touring vehicle. As well as, for lunch overlooking the glacier while enjoying delicious Alaskan fare.



  • Take a scenic drive through Alaska’s lush Matanuska Valley
  • Explore Matanuska Glacier and spend 2 hours traversing the rugged icy terrain
  • Enjoy a delicious Alaskan lunch while overlooking the glacier
  • Customized experience that delivers the goods for their guests
  • You're provided with a helmet, walking stick, and crampons that attach to your shoes
Getting Here

This tour departs from downtown Anchorage, and will pick guests up from most area hotels.

GPS Coordinates: 

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 61.218056"N and Longitude -149.900278"W.

Why Choose Pursuit?

Every person you meet from the first phone call to our tour guides and hotel staff are local experts

We own and operate some of the top tours and lodges in Alaska’s most iconic locations

Our tours take you farther than any other in Alaska, so you'll see the most secluded and pristine places

We live with a passion for place and a sincere desire to create life-changing experiences

Questions? Contact our Local Experts

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