Alaska Glacier Camping

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The Matanuska Glacier rests in all it’s splendor just a couple hours away from Anchorage and is accessible by road. This glacier is a popular destination during the summer months, and more folks are choosing to visit in the winter as well. Many explore the wonders of this valley glacier on guided tours, typically during the day.

That is, unless you choose to embark on a luxury Alaskan glacier camping experience. This adventure is a collaboration by local businesses; MICA Guides, Alpenglow Luxury Camping, and Matanuska Glacier Helicopters.

The Flight

This experience starts with a scenic helicopter tour. Enjoy taking flight over breathtaking scenery and into the remote areas of the Matanuska Glacier. Where you land will be far from the crowds at the toe of the glacier. Your pilot will gently bring you right onto the ice at glacier camp where the glacier camp crew will be to greet you. They are there to help you settle in, give you the do’s and don’ts of the ice, and get you situated with camp and the amenities.

The Experience

Mica Guides

Revel in the privacy of your own personal Alaskan glacier camping experience. After landing, the glacier crew will welcome you to camp with warm drinks and snacks to get you acquainted with the communal areas. That is after showing you your luxury accommodations in your private canvas tent. The down blankets and pillows are excellent to come back to after a full day on the ice!

Your time on the ice is up to you. You can spend it in high adventure mode with ice climbing crevasses and giants walls. Or, take the time to enjoy cool features and capture amazing photography with rope systems. And there is always the choice of hiking the ice and finding the best lunch spot around. Each option has something different to offer while on the ice.

Once you’ve enjoyed your private day on the glacier ice to yourself, you’ll be welcomed back to camp to wind down with a bonfire, glacial cocktails, and a gourmet dinner prepared for you.  The fire is a great place to catch everlasting golden hours, stories from the day, starry night skies, and if you’re lucky, maybe even the Northern Lights.

After a good nights rest in your warm and soft accommodations, the sunrise, and your guides, will meet you with fresh hot coffee. Enjoy the serenity of the glacier with a hearty breakfast. And then, you’ll be ready to hop into the helicopter after exploring the glacier once more with your guides. If you are looking to make the absolute most of your adventure on the Matanuska Glacier, this is the package for you.

person holding hot cocoa in a parkaAccommodations

This trip has the ability to be customized. Not only can you adjust your on-ice adventure, you can  also extend or change your helicopter tour options to have more sky time. There are also options to reserve and customize space for a special occasion like an anniversary or an engagement. Click Here to contact us with any needs or questions you might have.


The Glacier Overnight Adventure Includes:

  • A deluxe canvas tent with a queen and twin bed setting (accommodating up to 3 people)
  • Luxury bedding
  • Gourmet meals and spirits
  • Professional ice instruction and equipment
  • Scenic helicopter ride to the secluded and private base camp
  • Explore exclusive ice features


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