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Full-Day Matanuska Glacier Walk Tour with Lunch
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Participate in one of Alaska’s top activities on this tour! Travel north from downtown Anchorage towards the Matanuska Glacier. Then, experience walking on this 27-mile long frozen river amid some of the best natural scenery.
- Scenic drive
- Experience walking on a glacier
- Learn about the glacier’s formation
- Matanuska-Susitna Valley
What’s included in the tour
- Hotel pick-up
- Expert guide
About This Anchorage Tour
Experience a unique activity favorite amongst the locals on this full-day tour. After being picked up from your hotel, begin your adventure with a scenic drive from downtown Anchorage towards the Matanuska Glacier. This frozen, 27-mile long river of ancient ice is a massive glacier tucked on the tip of the Matanuska Valley. It is also the largest glacier in the United States accessible by car. Along the ride you’ll be provided with complimentary snacks and water.
Once at the glacier, enjoy trekking along the ice for about two hours accompanied by a highly experienced guide. During the tour, you’ll learn all about this thousand-year-old ice sheet and how it shaped the landscape of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. As you travel along the glacier, you’ll also view blue meltwater pools and interesting ice formations.
In order to bring you the best and safest experience possible, you’ll be provided with helmets, a walking stick, and spikes that attach to your shoes. Remember to wear sturdy footwear and plenty of layers to resist the chilly weather. During the trek, your shoes may get partially covered with glacial flour. The powdery substance are finely ground rocks that the glacier creates. After your experience on the ice, enjoy a scenic lunch overlooking the Matanuska glacier.
Please make your way to 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska.
Sturdy hiking boots or winter boots are required and a rain jacket recommended. You will be provided a helmet, a walking stick and crampons that attach to your shoes.
Layered clothing is essential for your comfort. A moisture-wicking bottom layer and a waterproof/windproof outer layer is recommended and what's in between those layers is up to you.
You must be able to step into and out of the mini coach touring vehicle, and able to walk on uneven terrain with ice, rocks and mud for 2 hours.
Adventure, Scenic, Full Day, Walking Tour
15-seat Mini Coach. Alaska Car Seat Laws apply: parents are responsible for properly restraining children according to Alaska Car Seat Laws.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 8 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
Pregnant women or travelers with injuries, seizure disorders, back or neck problems, or hearing or vision impairments are not allowed to participate. Medical conditions must be disclosed.
Non-refundable if canceled within 14 days of requested services.
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