Dr. Sarah's Alaska Tours provides specialized trips tailored to 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. She loves sharing her knowledge with people seeking fun, adventure, and discovery in Alaska!
*2-hrs north of Anchorage, AK (directions)
Matanuska Glacier Tour
Cost: $125 per person
Book a Tour: DrSarahAlaska@gmail.com or call/text 970-281-5266
Open All Year: we operate every season, Winter through Summer
Families, large groups, or private tours welcome. No experience necessary for any of our tours! Cost includes equipment and gate fee.
"This was an absolutely amazing tour! Our group loved Sarah. She was so informative, and really patient with us. We could not have imagined a better experience."
"If you’re ever in Alaska and looking for a 'bucket list' adventure, Dr Sarah is truly a local expert. We take our family every summer and can’t wait to visit again soon for another glacier adventure!"
"Thank you for all the guidance, support, and valuable information you shared with us."
This was the greatest tour I have ever been on. Your knowledge of glaciers was magnificent. You treated us wonderfully and especially helped me with my physical limitation attentively and with great ease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my experience great.
This was much more than a glacier hike - it was a glaciology adventure!
Summer Glacier Tour Features
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.
"Glacier Crystal" photo below courtesy of Jordan Campbell (thus far the largest glacier crystal from Matanuska this summer!) Join us for a tour and try to find larger crystals.
check this off your bucket list
Collect glacier crystals
discover amazing features
Winter Glacier Tour Features
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 Snow & Ice - 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 our home state. Donations this year will support a shelter for homeless youth in Anchorage and a dog rescue group in Fairbanks (Arctic German Shepherd Rescue, FaceBook).