An unforgettable Alaska glacier adventure. Our guided glacier hikes offer an up-close encounter with the Matanuska Glacier. Choose from a 3 hour hike or 5 hour intro ice climbing session. What makes this glacier so special for this kind of activity? The easily accessible terminal face is not abrupt, and the frontal ice formations have many safe routes with spectacular views. This is why the Matanuska Glacier is used extensively for instruction in ice climbing, mountaineering; including cinematography for advertisements and movies. Nova offers 3 hour guided Alaska glacier hiking tours or 5 hour introductory ice climbing. We pioneered these glacier tour adventures 19 years ago and have implemented equipment changes and guiding protocols to enhance our clients experiences while exploring this glacier. Our low, client to guide ratio, helps match similar abilities and allows the guides to customize routes and physical exposure so everyone gets the most out of their adventure.