HARDING ICEFIELD TRAIL HIKING TOUR

Experience the Backcountry of Kenai Fjords National Park, All in a Day

Experience the Backcountry of Kenai Fjords National Park, All in a Day 

Once you’ve experienced our Harding Icefield Trail Hiking tour, you’ll finally understand the rave reviews… Though to be honest, our backyard does most of the heavy lifting. After a quick safety briefing and tutorial by your professional guide, head out into the wilderness in one of the most serene places to hike. The Kenai Fjords National Park wilderness offers breathtaking landscapes, and an array of wildlife. But don’t let all this serenity fool you… Want to see an amazing view or two? Stand on top of a glacial erratic for epic photo? The choice is yours. With eight hours and a fun, knowledgeable guide to take you directly to the best views and hidden gems, you simply can’t go wrong with this best-selling hiking tour from Seward.

Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour

From: $179 per person

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PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Tour Details

Price

$179 per person, plus tax

Duration

8 Hours

Meeting/End Location

11724 Seward Hwy, Suite A, Seward, AK 99664
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Max Group Size

12 guests / tour

Ages

We recommend 10 y/o and over

Tour Location

Kenai Fjords National Park – Harding Icefield Trail

Highlights

  • World-Class 8-hour wilderness hiking tour on the Harding Icefield Trail
  • Discover interesting stories, local history, and wildlife facts from your friendly guide
  • Spot wildlife along the way and see views that will take your breath away
  • Stunning glacier and icefield views, towering snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, and fresh mountain air

Difficulty

This tour is rated as Strenuous
8.2 miles of hiking, over 4,000 feet of elevation gain

What’s Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Deli-style lunch – turkey wrap, granola bar, and piece of fruit (dietary options available)
  • Trekking poles
  • Interpretive guided hiking on this small group tour
  • Courtesy round-trip ground transportation from Seward to Kenai Fjords NP

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and get set up
  • There are no bathrooms in the backcountry, though facilities are available before and after your tour 
  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on uneven terrain
  • Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

What to Bring

  • Bring snacks, and a water bottle (water can be filled at our office/vehicle)
  • Sturdy hiking boots or shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket – rain pants highly recommended
  • Dress for current weather conditions
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items
  • Cash or Venmo for guide gratuities (recommended)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 48hr in advance 
  • Tours run rain or shine

Important…

While we do accept last-minute bookings, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred choice and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible. 

Tour Overview

Once you’ve experienced our Harding Icefield Trail Hiking tour, you’ll finally understand the rave reviews… Though to be honest, our backyard does most of the heavy lifting. After a quick safety briefing and tutorial by your professional guide, head out into the wilderness in one of the most serene places to hike. The Kenai Fjords National Park wilderness offers breathtaking landscapes, and an array of wildlife. But don’t let all this serenity fool you… Want to see an amazing view or two? Stand on top of a glacial erratic for epic photo? The choice is yours. With eight hours and a fun, knowledgeable guide to take you directly to the best views and hidden gems, you simply can’t go wrong with this best-selling hiking tour from Seward.

Small Groups & Big Smiles

In contrast to crowded places and other tours in Seward, our Harding Icefield Trail Hiking tours are nimble and limited to 12 guests per tour. Bottom line? A more intimate experience with everything from glaciers, waterfalls, to wildlife.

See What Most Are Missing

While the majority of visitors stay on the trails and pathways, you’ll get to experience the picturesque backcountry, ancient glacier ice, and stunning vistas completely inaccessible by the regular traveler.

Memorable Wildlife Encounters

Our small, cozy groups give you the chance to get up close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife. We regularly see bears, moose, hoary marmot, mountain goats, and bald eagles.

Award-Winning Guides

Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, your experienced and friendly guide will share stories, local history, geological features, and answer any questions you have throughout the tour.

For Visitors & Locals Alike

Whether you’re here for the first time, hosting visitors, or looking for a family-friendly adventure, our Alaska Glacier Tours are fun, exhilarating, and offer unforgettable experiences of our beautiful backyard.

Why Kenai Backcountry Adventures

The Lowest Price. Period.

Book directly on KenaiBackcountryAdventures.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We’ll refund the difference!

Free Cancellations

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the tourism industry.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Heston Williams
Heston Williams
2022-09-26
I really enjoyed my experience with KBA. The guide was very professional and went way beyond what I would have expected. Office staff were very courteous as well. 5/5. Thanks!
Anna Heard
Anna Heard
2022-09-21
We had the best rune on the Exit glacier hike! The guide was informative, considerate of group dynamics, a.d eager to show us as many cool glacier features as possible! Definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done.
Danielle Stanley
Danielle Stanley
2022-09-18
What an amazing experience. The hike was long and strenuous, but if you have hiking experience and endurance, it’s very doable. There are great views of the glacier along the hike and views of the trees and mountains. I was there in time to see the leaves turn orange/yellow. Brandon was a phenomenal tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the trees/plants and the wildlife and answered all the questions the group had. And he was great at spotting bears and goats in the mountains. Being on the glacier was an incredible experience. I was lucky enough to have a fearless group so we went all over the glacier and took countless pictures. Brandon was nice enough to take a group photo to remember the occasion. Definitely recommend the tour!!
Mel Meleney
Mel Meleney
2022-09-17
I had a great experience hiking on Exit Glacier! Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. I would book another trip through this company again.
Songchun Fan
Songchun Fan
2022-09-03
We had an awesome day on the Exit Glacier with our guide Brandon. He was very knowledgeable, telling us so many fun facts about the berries, animals and glaciers. He took us to multiple amazing spots on the glacier hike -- moulins, crevasses, waterfalls -- wonders of nature that we've never seen before. It was a truly magical experience. We strongly recommend him and the KBA!
Jared Woollacott
Jared Woollacott
2022-08-27
KBA put together an incredible trip packrafting around and downstream from a stunning glacier in the Alaskan range SW of Anchorage. Our guides, Kyle and Brandon, were super knowledgeable, personable, and adaptive to both the weather conditions and our group's needs. I'd travel with them again in a heartbeat -- thank you!

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11724 Seward Hwy, Suite A
Seward, AK 99664

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