EXIT GLACIER ICE HIKING ADVENTURE

KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

QUICK DETAILS

  • Ages: 10 years +
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure: 8am (8-hr)
  • Location: Exit Glacier – Kenai Fjords NP
  • Departs: Seward, AK
  • Exertion: Strenuous
  • Price: $199 per person

Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARY

Kenai Backcountry Adventures offers glacier hiking tours in Kenai Fjords National Park – Suitable for all skill levels. Choose whether to be picked up from your hotel, or drive to a meeting location. Walking on a glacier is truly something that shouldn’t be missed when in Alaska!

This trip is rated as STRENUOUS.

Are you ready for an adventure? This tour includes glacier hiking on Exit Glacier located within the Kenai Fjords National Park. Explore the fascinating features of the glacier including blue ice and large crevasses. Add a little excitement as we (safely) explore many features of this ancient ice. All the while enjoying the amazing views around us!

This tour is available with pickup at your selected point in Seward, or meet us at our office located right off Seward Highway.

8-Hour Tour | 8am:
We offer an 8-hour tour from 8:00am to 4:00pm, daily from mid-May to mid-September. The whole tour will last about 8 hours in total, with the possibility of spending upwards of 1 to 3 hours on the ice – contingent on trail and glacier conditions, and the overall pace of the group. There is no guarantee of a predefined amount of ice time as every group, and everyday is different.
*The 8-hr tour offers a more relaxed/flexible pace with more rest breaks, if needed.

Ice Time:
The amount of time you spend on the glacier (“Ice Time”) largely depends on how long it takes us, as a group, to hike up the mountain and make it to the side of the glacier. Some groups move quickly and have a lot of ice time, some groups move slower, resulting in less ice time. Our goal is to get everyone on the ice safely, regardless of how much time we’ll be on the glacier.

Meeting & Pick-Up Options:
We provide complimentary transportation from accommodations, and a central-meeting location within Seward (if you don’t have accommodations). If you have your own transportation, we ask that you please meet us at our office. We will transport you to the National Park where your tour begins. See Details section for more information. 

Pre-Trip Gear & Safety Briefing:
All participants will come to our office for a pre-trip safety briefing, and gear fitment. This will give you a chance to pack your personal items into the provided backpacks. We have complimentary coffee, and water available, as well merchandise for purchase at our office.

Disclaimer: Glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of participants. Kenai Backcountry Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.

This trip is rated as STRENUOUS.

Please, review the details section for additional information and REQUIRED items to bring with you for this trip. 

This adventure tour takes place in Kenai Fjords National Park.

TRIP DETAILS

  • Distance: 4 to 6+ miles of hiking
  • Age: Minimum age 10 years old (all participants must be in good physical shape)
  • Min / Max: Minimum of 2, maximum of 5 guests per guide.
  • Private and larger groups may be accommodated, please contact us for details.

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Exertion: This trip is rated at STRENUOUS exertion level.
    *The hike up the mountain is approximately 1.5 miles, with ~1,300 feet of elevation gain – this is the most physically exerting part of the trip.
  • Terrain: You must have a good-to-high level of fitness and be able to walk on steep, and uneven terrain, uphill for long distances, and for long durations.
  • Children: Available to children 10 years old and above. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What To Bring (*REQUIRED):
    • Please eat a hearty meal prior to arriving for your trip.
    • Bring snacks, and a full water bottle(s).
    • *Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or hiking shoes. REQUIRED
    • *Waterproof rain jacket. REQUIRED
    • *Waterproof rain pants. REQUIRED
    • *Gloves REQUIRED
    • Sunglasses (recommended)
    • Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions.
    • Camera, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items.
    • Cash for guide gratuities (recommended)
  • Inclusions:
    • Round-trip ground transportation from Seward to Kenai Fjords NP
    • Professional Mountaineering Guide(s)
    • Glacier equipment – small backpack, crampons, harness, *helmet, and trekking poles
    • *Bring your GoPro, our helmets have GoPro mounts!
    • Deli lunch (turkey wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
      • Gluten free, and vegetarian options are available for an additional fee.

Meeting & Pick-Up Options:
We provide complimentary transportation from accommodations (if you don’t have transportation), and a central-meeting location within Seward (if you don’t have accommodations).

If you have your own transportation, we ask that you please meet us at our office. Transportation within Seward is designed for travelers that do not have their own transportation.

All guests are welcome to ride with us from our office. We will transport you to the National Park where your tour begins. See Details section for more information. 

  • Meeting Places: KBA Office, or the Seward Boat Harbor (area near large anchor statue)
  • Pick-Up / Drop-Off: Available at local hotels, cruise port, and train depot in Seward; pick-up times will be confirmed upon booking, but it may be up to 45-60 minutes prior to your trip start time.
  • From Seward: Most participants choose to meet us at our office, and then ride with us, or follow us to the trip starting point. Pickups in Seward will result in us stopping by our office.
  • Seward pick-up time: If you have chosen to be collected from Seward then your pickup time will be listed in your confirmation email. Please be ready to be picked up from your selected pick-up point, note that pickup can take up to 30-45 minutes. If you don’t know where you are staying, don’t worry, simply select the “To Be Announced” option and then update us when you have more details. If you don’t see your pickup location listed, please inquire with us to see if it’s within our pickup area.

Pre-Trip Gear & Safety Briefing:
All participants will come to our office for a pre-trip safety briefing, and gear fitment. This will give you a chance to pack your personal items into the provided backpacks. We have complimentary coffee, and water available, as well merchandise for purchase at our office.

NEED HELP?

We hope you find the information on this page useful. But if you need help booking your trip or have any questions please contact us.

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