The Matanuska Glacier Excursion will be the Highlight of your time in Alaska! 27 miles long, four miles wide, covering more area than the city of Los Angeles, the Matanuska Glacier is the largest glacier in the world with road access. You'll spend about two hours on the glacier with your professional guide. Explore the crevasses, seracs, moulins and more amazing glacial features. You'll learn about "walking rocks", glacier spiders, basal ice, glacial erratics and other unique aspects of the glacial environment. This will be an adventure you'll never forget!
A Tent City Tours guide will pick you and your group up at your hotel by 8am the day of your Matanuska Glacier tour. We'll drive about two hours north of Anchorage, with a rest stop about half-way, where we'll pick up fresh deli sandwiches for lunch. Coffee and other snacks are available for purchase at this stop as well. We'll arrive at the glacier and check in by about 10:30am. After a few minutes meeting our guide and getting our spikes on, we'll depart the guide cabin at about 11am. We'll be on the glacier from about 11am to 1pm. Tour times vary, as glacier and trail conditions can change daily. After leaving the glacier, we'll have sandwiches for lunch while heading back to Anchorage. We'll make stops for pictures and a stretch along the return trip. You can expect to be back at your hotel between 4 & 5pm.