Matanuska Glacier Flight and Hiking Tour
Flight and Hike Glacier Tour
The best way to see the Matanuska Glacier is by air. And the best way to experience the glacier is to land onto the ice by helicopter! This flight and hiking tour takes you over awe-inspiring views with plenty of time to take in features of the valley glacier, braided silt rivers, coniferous forests, mountainside canyons, and more.
This exclusive tour includes:
- VIP Check-In
- Priority boarding on the helicopter
- Headsets and microphones for communicating during flight time
- Interpretation of features and surroundings
- Private glacier adventure catered to your group
- 30 minute scenic helicopter flight
- 30 minutes of private on ice experience with glacier guides
* Minimum age 6 years old, a minimum of 2 paying guests to fly, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. *
This tour starts in Glacier View and gets you right to the launching pad with your own personal flight and glacier team. They will help you get the gear you need for the ice and into the helicopter with ease for take-off. Once you are in the passenger seat of the helicopter you will have a headset so that you can hear all the local know and interpretation of the area from the pilot.
As you lift over sprawling forests you will have a chance to spot wildlife and soar over the confluences of the glacier and river below. You’ll have the chance to spot rarer features in the backcountry of the glacier like giant ice falls, waterfalls, and giant blue pools!
Landing on the Ice
Once you have had ample time in the air for photos and features your pilot will gently land you onto a prime space of ice. You will be far from the crowds and up close and personal to some of the epic features that you spotted from above. Your glacier team will be there to help you with unloading, getting your gear on, and finding some of the best features around. You will have plenty of time to check out the ice and get some amazing pictures in.
**Pro Hiking Tip – Hiking on ice is very different than on land. If you prefer to stay in your own shoes, make sure they are supportive hiking boots. If yours are not just let your glacier crew know and we can offer a pair to borrow for the tour.