Dr. Sarah's Alaska Tours provides specialized trips tailored for people excited to discover Alaska with a scientist. Sarah has been working in Alaska since 1995 where she completed her PhD studying Alaska's stunning glaciers, powerful rivers, snow capped mountains, and amazing geology. She has 20 years experience conducting research in Alaska and around the world culminating in 59 publications. Sarah loves sharing her knowledge with people seeking fun, adventure, and discovery in Alaska!
*Small family owned & operated business
*Located 2-hrs north of Anchorage, AK (directions)
Matanuska Glacier Tour
Option 2: Private Matanuska Glacier Tour
Private Tours are are scheduled by emailing me directly to discuss your needs.
Ideal for large groups, parents with children, adults who want to walk at a their own pace, or those seeking adventure and privacy.
No experience necessary for any of our tours!
Summer Features - Matanuska Glacier
Summer tours walk on top of the glacier (the supraglacial regime) where lakes, crevasses, moulins, and other supraglacial environments can be explored. Walking inside tunnels and crevasses is usually limited to winter when conditions are more broadly frozen, but occasionally crevasses or tunnels become accessible in the summer. The features on the glacier change every few weeks so there are always new things to discover.
check this off your bucket list
walk on the glacier
discover amazing features
Winter Features - Matanuska Glacier
The glacier feels like a different environment in the winter than in the summer. Winter tours walk through the proglacial area (in front of the glacier) to access the ice face and walk inside frozen crevasses and tunnels. Come explore the ice during all seasons. We are open every day of the year!
feel small against towering ice
Walk through crevasses inside the glacier
Land of Ice & Snow - Blog
Satellites orbiting the earth predict sub-glacial hydrology at Matanuska Glacier!
Donating to Alaskan Charities
Dr. Sarah's Alaska Tours donates a portion of yearly profits to Alaskan charities. Society can be measured by how we treat the most vulnerable among us (children, elderly, animals, etc.). We love Alaska and believe in giving back to this amazing state. Donations this year will support a shelter for homeless youth and a dog rescue group.