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Harding Icefield Hiking Adventure

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USD 105.00
2 travellers
What to Expect
The 8.2-mile round trip Harding Icefield Trail is a spectacular day hike. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Harding Icefield. The top of the trail is a window to past ice ages – a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see, broken only by an occasional nunatak, or lonely peak.

This adventure is strenuous! You’ll gain approximately 1,000 feet of elevation with every mile. We allow at least 6-8 hours for the hike. The view from the top is well worth the effort, and an absolutely amazing experience  to see the wonders of this area!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tour departs from Seward, Alaska small boat harbor.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
  • 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 travelers 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.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The Harding Icefield Hike is a must! Great terrain, great views, great guides, great weather. Met some cool people along the way as well.

3  Thank tannerkal
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

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.

4  Thank saamwest
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

4  Thank MerelD2
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Paul April L
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7 July 2019|
Response from LITTLEJOHNDOE7 | Reviewed this property |
I lodged at the Seward Military Resort, and had no car. There are SO MANY free shuttles available. And taxi service is pretty cheap. In Seward, there is a near-hourly shuttle from downtown to EXIT Glacier, for 15 bucks... More
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