3-Day Backpacking Glacier Discovery Expedition in Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords Glacier Discovery Trek

From: $1,597 per person

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  • Free Cancellation up to 30 days in advance
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  • All-Inclusive National Park Adventure
PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!



$1,597 per person, plus tax


3 Days / 2 Nights

Meeting/End Location

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

5 guests / guide
*4 person minimum is required per tour


Minimum age requirement of 14 years old 

Tour Location

Kenai Fjords National Park


  • Thrilling 3 day backpacking and glacier mountaineering expedition in the Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Experience glacier trekking on the Harding Icefield and going deep into the backcountry
  • Discover a hidden world on this iconic all-inclusive adventure
  • World-class mountain hiking, glacier mountaineering, and backcountry camping, all in 3-days


This tour is rated as Strenuous to Extreme
*No prior mountaineering experience needed

What’s Included

  • Accommodations – 2 nights tent accommodations
  • Professional Mountaineering Guide
  • Round-trip ground transportation from Seward
  • Glacier equipment – crampons, harness, helmet, snowshoes, trekking poles
  • Expedition-grade tents
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and pillow
  • Gathering tent
  • All meals
  • Cooking equipment, eating utensils, food bowl, and hot drink mug
  • Water filtration equipment and storage
  • Beverages – water, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, lemonade
  • Guides prepare and cook all meals
  • Packing list

What’s Not Included

  • Personal gear, and clothing
  • Backpack (we have rental backpacks available)
  • Gratuities for your guide

Important Notes

  • Please arrive on time to check-in and get set up
  • There are no bathrooms in the backcountry, so bathroom breaks are done nature-style
  • You must be able to walk on uneven, soft, steep, rocky, and slippery terrain for up to 5+ miles per day
  • Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

What to Bring

  • Bring snacks, and a water bottle (water can be refilled at camp)
  • Backpack size 50-70 liters (rental packs available at checkout)
  • Sturdy well broken-in hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket & rain pants required
  • Bring layers, dress for current weather conditions
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, and any personal items
  • Cash or Venmo for guide gratuities (recommended)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 30 days in advance 
  • Tours run rain or shine


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. 


Deep in the backcountry is where memories are made… Whether it’s the exhilarating rush as you catch the first glimpse of the glacier you’ll be hiking on, looking over the edge of a deep glacier crevasse, the fresh mountain air that fills your lungs, or the sense of wonder gazing across the Harding Icefield. With a friendly, local guide and 3 days to immerse yourself in unrivaled natural beauty, you’ll feel the cool breeze on your face from the Harding Icefield, see Alaska in a whole new way, and have plenty of time to soak it all in…

Small Groups & Epic Camps

In contrast to crowded roadside tours in Alaska, our expeditions get way out there, and are limited to only 10 guests. Bottom line? A more intimate experience with everything from mountains, glaciers, and amazing vistas.

See What Most Are Missing

While the majority of visitors stay on the pavement and pathways, you’ll get to experience the picturesque backcountry, an array of glaciers, and stunning vistas completely inaccessible by car.

Award-Winning Guides

Beyond the jaw-dropping scenery, your experienced and friendly guide will teach you glacier mountaineering, share stories, Harding Icefield history, and answer any questions you have throughout the expedition.

For Visitors & Locals Alike

Whether you’re here for the first time, hosting visitors, or looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, our backcountry adventures are thrilling, exhilarating, and offer unforgettable experiences of our beautiful backyard.


DAY 1:

  • 7:00am check-in and get set up at our Seward office
  • Breakfast snacks and refreshments at our office
  • 9:00am transport to the Kenai Fjords National Park trailhead
  • Hiking up the world-famous Harding Icefield Trail to the first camp, lunch on the trail
  • Set up camp and get situated
  • Dinner and revelry

DAY 2:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Pack up camp, glacier mountaineering, trekking all day to a new camp location, lunch on the glacier
  • Set up camp and get situated
  • Dinner and revelry
  • Evening hike or rest up

DAY 3:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Pack up camp, last chance to soak in the mountain and glacier vibes
  • Glacier mountaineering down Exit Glacier, lunch on the glacier
  • Complete hike down the mountain to the trailhead
  • 5pm transport back to our office in Seward
*The accompanying itinerary is the schedule we intend to follow. However, this is Alaska, and our trips may deviate as written on this page or in any documentation we publish. This can be as a result of weather conditions, group preference, safety considerations, or unforeseeable circumstances. Therefore expect the unexpected, and prepare to be flexible. 

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11724 Seward Hwy, Suite A
Seward, AK 99664

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