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Harding Icefield Hiking Adventure provided by Kenai Backcountry Adventures

Harding Icefield Hiking Adventure

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Seward Boat Harbor
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Kenai Fjords National Park
    Stop: 8 hours
    Guests are in for a remarkable day hike on an 8.2 mile loop along the Harding Icefield Trail. Winding through the valley floor, the trail passes through a forest of alder and cottonwood, over meadows abundant in heather with a climactic ascent above the tree line to a stunning vista of the Harding Icefield. The trail’s summit offers guests a glimpse into past ice ages – the view of snow and ice stretching as far as the eye can see, fragmented with the occasional lone peak. Those looking for an arduous and adventurous trek will not be disappointed. Guests are rewarded for their efforts with an incomparable view. Hikers can expect about 1,000 feet in elevation gain per mile hiked, and roughly 6-8 hours of hiking. The incredible experience awaits those up for a one of a kind excursion to see the area’s breathtaking wonders.
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  • You'll end at
    Seward Boat Harbor
    1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
    Please, meet us near the large anchor statue by Harbor Master's office at the Seward Boat Harbor.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Seward Boat Harbor, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round-trip transport from Seward
  • Lunch (deli wrap, granola bar, piece of fruit)
  • Professional backcountry wilderness guide
  • Interpretive guided hiking
  • Pick-up and drop-off near cruise ship dock and train depot
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What To Bring: Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or shoes. Waterproof rain jacket. Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions. Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and any personal items.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking, with options to accommodate large groups, please inquire with operator directly
  • A large amount of walking is involved
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Oversized or excessive luggage may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LITTLEJOHNDOE7 wrote a review Jun. 2019
New Braunfels, Texas30 contributions14 helpful votes
One of the many highlights of my dream Alaska vacation. I had originally intended on doing a guided tour, but with a little urging from the locals and others in the Seward area, I decided to go it alone. Decided to forego the rather expensive can of bearspray which costs
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Date of experience: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Tanner K wrote a review Nov. 2018
Detroit, Michigan3 contributions3 helpful votes
The Harding Icefield Hike is a must! Great terrain, great views, great guides, great weather. Met some cool people along the way as well.
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3 Helpful votes
saamwest wrote a review Jun. 2018
Detroit, Michigan17 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely loved it!! Solid hike, great views. Brittany and Kyle know how to plan an awesome trip! Our guides Dane and Isaac were great and we really enjoyed our time with them.
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4 Helpful votes
Merel D wrote a review Jun. 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania33 contributions6 helpful votes
My friend was in town and we had made plans to stay in Seward a couple days and decided this sounded like the perfect activity for us—we were not wrong!!! We ended being the only 2 on the hike and Isaac was so encouraging and patient with us (as I am not as experienced of a
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3 Helpful votes
Paul April L wrote a review Jun. 2018
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Isaac was an awesome guide! We lucked out and were the only two on the hike. He was super helpful and encouraging! Even though we were definitely not experienced, he made the hike enjoyable and gave us lots of pointers. Would not have made the hike without his motivation! The
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Date of experience: June 2018
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Kenai Backcountry Adventures
Bucket List Adventure - 100% recommended
Thanks to Kenai Backcountry Adventures and Kyle, our instructor, all I can say is this was the best highlight duri
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BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! While planning my trip to Alaska I called Kenai Backcountry Adventures where I met our ins
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Amazing day on the river!
We spent the day pack rafting and can truly say it exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful to get out on the ri
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Worth Every Second!
Robin was an amazing guide who was extremely knowledgeable about Exit Glacier, the geography, history, and about th
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No better guides out there (in potentially all of Alaska)!!!
We did a 6 day glacier mountaineering trip in Kenai National Widlife Refuge this past July and cannot recommend thi
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Great trip for learning or practicing packrafting skills
Great trip to learn packrafting skills in a backdrop of beautiful scenery. My son and I both had an awesome trip a
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Incredible experience - 100% recommend!
AMAZING experience!! We did the longer, 8 hour tour and it was well worth the extra money! Had tons of time on the
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Amazing Glacier Hike!
Had an awesome hike with Robin, she had a lot of fun information about the area and was so great at cheering us on
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Beautiful walk along Resurrection Bay
In bear territory, I get hesitant to walk on my own when I don’t know the trail points. The guide chose a trail wal
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Amazing Glacier Experience
We had a fantastic trip! Kyle was a friendly, experienced, encouraging guide. Seeing the glacier up close was amazi
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Top of the World!
What a beautiful hike! It was a long day but Robin (our guide) was wonderful. She anticipated when we would need
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Awesome Exit Glacier Hike!
This trip was awesome! Traveling to Alaska alone, I wanted to do a group hike. Robin was our guide and I’m so happy
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What a way to celebrate Nurse's Week!!!
In order to celebrate Nurse's Week 2020, I reached out to Kyle to book a trip for 5 of our nurses. He was incredibl
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Hiked up a glacier, ate lunch, kicked butt.
Holy crap I hiked up a sheet of ice. Isaac was our guide and he really knows a lot about Alaska, the plants, th
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First time on crampons
Very safe and beautiful day on a glacier. Kyle and Robin carried the gear and a great lunch. Got us geared up and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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