The Most Amazing Alaskan Backcountry Adventure Around

Packrafting with Icebergs

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



$4,097 per person, plus tax


5 Days / 4 Nights

Meeting/End Location

45495 Citabria Street, Nikiski, AK 99611
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Max Group Size

8 guests / tour


Minimum age requirement of 14 years old 

Tour Location

Alaska Range


  • Exhilarating and intense 5-day backcountry experience surrounded by glaciers and icebergs
  • Experience the finest backcountry camp accommodations
  • Learn to packraft during your trip, explore glaciers, and river with your friendly guide
  • Stunning backcountry, serene landscapes, and fresh mountain air


This adventure is rated as Strenuous

What’s Included

  • Accommodations – 4 nights tent accommodations
  • Professional Backcountry Guides
  • Round-trip bush flights during the trip (Kenai<>Backcountry)
  • Packrafting gear – packraft, paddle, drysuit, PFD, helmet, river boots
  • 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
  • Beverages – water, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, lemonade
  • Water filtration equipment and storage
  • Guides prepare and cook all meals
  • Packing list

What’s Not Included

  • Personal gear, and clothing
  • Backpack (rental backpacks available)
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Travel Insurance is *Required* for this tour

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 60 minutes early to check-in and get set up
  • There are no bathrooms in the backcountry, so bathroom breaks are done nature-style
  • You must have a high-level of fitness and be able to walk on uneven, soft, and slippery terrain for up to 3-5+ 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 filled at our camp)
  • Dress for current weather conditions
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items
  • Gear as listed in the included packing list
  • Cash or Venmo for guide gratuities (recommended)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 60 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. 


There is just no other way to say it… you haven’t truly experienced living until you’ve trekked deep into the backcountry and packrafted your way back out! We designed this 5-day intense packrafting experience to fully immerse you into the natural rhythm of the backcountry. Stare in wonder as you packraft around massive icebergs. Check. Feel the cool breeze flowing down the glacier. Check. Float down a river to your bush plane pick-up zone. Check, check, and check. With a fully immersive backcountry experience and an adventure of a lifetime – it’s time you knocked this iconic Alaskan experience off your bucket list.

Small Groups & Cozy Camps

In contrast to tours from the road system, our backcountry adventures get deep, and are limited to 8 guests. Bottom line? A more intimate experience with everything from bears to 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 landscapes never seen, and stunning vistas completely inaccessible by car.

Award-Winning Guides

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

For Visitors & Locals Alike

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


DAY 1:

  • 7:00am check-in and get set up at our Kenai flight office
  • 10:00am approx 45 minute bush plane flight to the backcountry zone
  • Hike to the first camp location, approx 5 miles, lunch in the tundra – set up camp and get situated
  • Hiking and exploring, inflate the packrafts and play around
  • Back to the camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 2:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Packrafting technique instruction, packrafting around and through icebergs in one of two massive glacial lakes
  • Daily activities – hiking and exploring with lunch in the tundra or at camp
  • Hike back to camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 3:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Time for some glacier hiking and exploring with lunch in the tundra or at camp
  • Packrafting play time – packrafting around icebergs, run short river rapid sections
  • Hike back to camp for dinner and revelry
  • After dinner hike or mountain games

DAY 4:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Take down camp and pack up gear, hike to river put-in, packrafting practice with heavy packs lashed on
  • Packrafting – packraft approx 6 miles of Class I-III river to the next camp, riverside lunch
  • Set up camp and get situated
  • Dinner and campfire revelry

DAY 5:

  • Coffee is up at 6:15am
  • Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am
  • Take down camp and pack up gear, secure packs to packrafts
  • Packrafting – packraft approx 20 miles of Class I-II river to our floatplane pick-up zone, riverside lunch
  • Early evening floatplane flight back to the mainland
*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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Kenai Backcountry Adventures | Flight Office
45495 Citabria Street,
Nikiski, AK 99611

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