Friends & Family Events

Friends and Family Event- Matanuska Glacier Tour:



Cost: $212.00
Dates: May 25th 8:00 am – 4:30pm- capacity 21
May 31st 8:00 am – 4:30pm - capacity 21
June 1 8:00 am – 4:30pm - capacity- 10

Tours for May 25, May 31st and June 1st are only available through the AFTE registration site. Greatland Adventures is not able to offer any additional tours on these days.

Description: Your daylong experience will start with a scenic drive along the Glenn Highway from Anchorage, with magnificent views of the Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges. Your guide will provide opportunities for photo stops and share the interesting history and geology of this stunning area.

Upon arrival at the Matanuska Glacier, your guide will assist you in donning ice cleats and a helmet and give some safety instructions before heading out on the glacier’s icy surface to begin our explorations. Generally, tours cover up to three miles of terrain and involve walking on uneven ground, stepping up and over obstacles, and navigating small streams. Your guide will explain in detail the origins of these rivers of ice and point out the ever-changing ice formations that dominate the landscape.

After your hike, enjoy lunch at a local eatery with plenty of time to relax and share stories of your day spent on the glacier. *If you have any dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch as accommodations are limited. 

*Please note, in an effort to reduce our environmental footprint, we no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles. We will have a water station available to refill personal water bottles and have paper cups available.

Minimum age to join the Matanuska Glacier Tour is eight years old.

All participants should wear sturdy, stiff-soled footwear for this tour. No exceptions.

Temperatures at the glacier can be 10-15 degrees cooler so dress in layers and for inclement weather

Guide Gratuity not included (10% suggested)

Pick-up and drop-off will be the Hilton lobby. Please note you will need to be there at 7:45am and the return time is between 4:00 and 4:30pm.

For additional information on this tour, visit Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour - Greatland Adventures


Friends and Family Event- Knik Glacier Tour:



Cost: $187.50
Transportation and boxed lunch are included
May 26th 11:00 am departure from the Hilton – 5:00pm - capacity 26
*The drive to/from the Hilton to/from the departure location is approximately 1 hour.

Description: Knik Glacier Tours is proud to offer one of Alaska's most exciting day tours.
A combined overland safari in our big deuce-and-a-half monster trucks and a 4-mile jet boat adventure up the Knik River to the face of the Knik Glacier.
We guarantee you an unforgettable day and hopefully the highlight of your Alaskan adventure.

Overland Safari to River
Your adventure begins with a 30-minute overland safari in our big 6x6 trucks. Keep your cameras ready as moose and other wildlife sightings are common.
We travel 4 miles through the spectacular backcountry of Lake George National Natural landmark. We cross rivers, view salmon spawning areas, and see endless fields of unique wildflowers. Here you get your first views of the mighty Knik Glacier.

Boat Ride to Glacier
Now it's time to jump in the boats and travel the final four miles. Boats are topless and you will feel the temperature drop "10 to 15 degrees" as we approach the glacier.
You will be awestruck by the sheer size of the Knik Glacier; 6 miles across 28 miles long. Get ready to "OOOH! And "AAAH!" As your captain slows the boat and you find yourself floating among thousands of blue icebergs that appear to be lit from within.
We'll cruise around the icebergs for some great photo opportunities.

Minimum age to join the Tour is two years old. For toddlers, one consideration is hearing protection on the boat. Toddlers must be held with earmuffs while on the airboat.

Mobility Requirements: We will do our best to help anybody that is physically capable to take this tour. You will need to be able to climb a 3-step ladder to get in and out of our big trucks. There is a small hill we have to climb to get to Glacier Camp the terrain is uneven and rocky. Some guests with limited mobility have chosen to just stay on the boat while we visit Glacier Camp. The safari portion of the tour is pretty bumpy. Although nobody has ever gotten sick, we have had a couple close calls. If you have severe motion sickness you may want to opt out or take something before the tour.

You can expect the glacier to be 10-to-15-degrees cooler than everywhere else. On a hot sunny day this is very refreshing.

Guide Gratuity not included (10% suggested)

Pick-up and drop-off will be the Hilton lobby. Please note you will need to be there at 10:45am and the return time is between 5:00 and 5:30pm.

If we do not fill the tour, it is possible we will need to cancel. If this does happen, we will let everyone know ASAP.

For additional information on this tour, visit About Our Tours | Knik Glacier Tours