Matanuska Glacier Heli-Hiking Experience
Travel by air and foot to get a true Matanuska Glacier Heli-Hiking Experience. Land far away from the other tourists and explore the amazing features the Matanuska Glacier has to offer! The Matanuska Glacier Helicopter Hike quickly gets you to the most spectacular features on Matanuska Glacier, and then puts you on the ground to experience them up close and personal.
Along with the glacier, our helicopter adventure will also include the Matanuska River and nearby mountain peaks, as well as searching for wildlife. Nothing beats a helicopter ride for soaking up these Alaskan sights…except for maybe landing and exploring it for yourself! After landing, you’ll be given crampons for your boots so you can walk across the ice following your experienced guides, stepping foot where so very few are able to go. Get ready for a perfect photo-op as you stand on top of this magnificent 26 mile long, 2 mile wide glacier, creating a memory that will last a lifetime.
What to expect?
Your tour will include 30 minutes in the helicopter with a scenic flight exploring the river, peaks, and glacier, as well as spotting wildlife.
Every guest is provided a personal headset for narration during your flight. No need to worry about seat placement, all seats in the helicopter have spectacular views out the side or straight ahead through the windshield.
**Pro Helicopter Tip – Light colors on the inside of the helicopter will reflect off of the windows. In order to have the best view and picture perfect moments, wear dark colored clothing for your flight and don’t forget your camera!!
After the helicopter tour, you’ll land for your hike! You will be provided with crampons and follow your guide on the glacier, searching for the best views possible!
**Pro Hiking Tip – Hiking on ice is very different than on land. If you prefer to stay in your own shoes, make sure they’re above ankle supported hiking boots. If yours aren’t, just ask us and we can provide them for you!
* Minimum age 8 years old & a minimum of 2 paying guests to fly *