Matanuska Glacier is one of the best glaciers to enjoy in Alaska, especially by Helicopter. Our Helicopter Adventures are featured in only our best Alaska adventure packages.
Helicopter Glacier Adventure
There is nothing that’s not cool about flying in a helicopter!
Exploring the Matanuska Glacier and learning to ice climb are incredible adventures. So how do you make even more of an adventure? With a helicopter. See what a Helicopter Glacier Adventure can show you.
We’ve found that using a helicopter can get us to the most spectacular features of the glacier and cut out hours of hiking through the rocks. In other words, this is your best chance to find an ice cave, climb a glacier wall and explore far from the “tourists”. Plus, you get to fly in a helicopter!
Combine your glacier helicopter adventure with an overnight “glamping”experience. By morning you will be catching views of the glacier followed by Helicopter Backpacking. Our featured multi-day Alaska Helicopter Adventure with Exposure Alaska is Maximum Exposure. Similarly, this is one of the best ways to see an Alaskan glacier and experience the Alaska backcountry.
Using a helicopter for your adventure can give us a big headstart on a backpacking trip. Additionally, this cuts out large chunks of transportation time and gets you straight into the backcountry without the extra bushwhacking. This allows us to guide you to some of the most remote spots in Alaska, far from the tourists!
Our partner company, Matanuska Glacier Helicopters, provides several day tours that you and your group may enjoy. Featuring Scenic Helicopter Tours, partial day Helicopter Hiking, and full day Heli-Adventures, our partner company offers a helicopter tour for everyone.
Scenic Tour: The Scenic Tour features a 25 minute flight with Sheep Mountain Air. Fly into the mountains and over the glacier, and take sight of the incredible ice formations exclusive to this birds eye view. Furthermore, this tour is reasonably priced, and an incredible experience.
Make the Most of your Time
Helicopter Hiking: Enjoy a scenic flight and step out onto the ice with your professional glacier guide to find the best features of the Matanuska. Subsequently this route will take you to the peace and seclusion few get to enjoy. Approximately 20 minutes of flight time and 1.5 hours on the glacier.
Ultimate Helicopter Adventure Tour: This private trip is the best helicopter adventure you can fit into one day. 30 minutes of flight time, with a drop-off to explore our “secret stash” of ice features on the glacier. With 4 to 5 hours to explore with your professional guide, this is the ultimate Matanuska Glacier experience. In addition, this is your best opportunity to find an ice cave, explore the glacier away from the crowds, and learn to ice climb if you like! This private trip is tailored to your group.