Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour

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Seward, US
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Seward, US
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Harding Icefield Trail Hiking tour. Let the professional guides lead you into the untamed wilderness of Kenai Fjords National Park, where stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife await. With eight hours of exploration, you'll have plenty of time to capture epic photos from atop glacial erratics and discover hidden gems. This best-selling hiking tour from Seward promises an unforgettable adventure. Meet at the Kenai Backcountry Adventures office and let us transport you to the park where the tour begins. No need to worry about accessibility, as the park is not accessible by car in the winter. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and create lasting memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-7 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Breathtaking landscapes in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Epic photo opportunities from glacial erratics
  • Professional guide to show you the best views and hidden gems
  • Transportation provided for convenient access to the tour
  • Deli-style lunch – turkey wrap, granola bar, and piece of fruit (dietary options available)
  • Courtesy round-trip ground transportation from seward to kenai fjords np
  • Trekking poles
  • Professional guide
  • Interpretive guided hiking on this small group tour
  • Gratuities for your guide

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Welcome to the Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour, where you'll witness firsthand the breathtaking beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park. This tour promises an unforgettable experience, as you embark on a journey through serene landscapes and encounter a diverse array of wildlife. Our professional guides will ensure your safety and provide you with all the necessary knowledge for this adventure. Get ready for an enchanting hike that will leave you in awe of the natural wonders that surround you.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 8 hours, filled with exploration and awe-inspiring sights. The typical itinerary begins at our meeting point at Kenai Backcountry Adventures office, where you'll be transported to the park. Once there, you'll embark on a 420-minute journey that takes you deep into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Marvel at the majestic landscapes and witness firsthand the grandeur of a glacial erratic. This tour caters to all levels of hiking experience, ensuring that you have an enjoyable and safe adventure.

Who is this for?

The Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of the great outdoors. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a first-time visitor to Kenai Fjords National Park, this tour is designed to cater to everyone. Discover the wonders of this pristine wilderness, as you immerse yourself in its tranquility and marvel at its untouched beauty. No matter your age or fitness level, this tour offers an opportunity to connect with nature and create lasting memories.

Why book this?

This best-selling hiking tour from Seward offers so much more than just a stroll through nature. With the assistance of our knowledgeable guides, you'll be taken to the best viewpoints and hidden gems that the Harding Icefield Trail has to offer. Capture epic photos from atop a glacial erratic and be prepared to be awe-struck by the incredible vistas. The combination of expert guidance and the natural splendor surrounding you sets this tour apart from the rest. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of the Kenai Fjords National Park in the company of our experienced team.

Good to know

As you embark on this adventure, keep in mind that transportation to Kenai Fjords National Park in the winter time is not accessible by car. However, our tour provides pick-up and drop-off in Seward, ensuring convenient transportation for all participants. We also offer the option for you to follow us in your own vehicle if preferred. Please meet us at our office, located at 11724 Seward Hwy, Suite A, Seward, AK 99664. Prepare yourself for a 480-minute excursion into a world of natural wonders and be sure to dress appropriately and bring essential items such as water and snacks.


Customers who have experienced our Harding Icefield Trail Hiking Tour enthusiastically share their positive feedback. They have expressed their amazement at the stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters, and testify to the expertise and friendliness of our guides. Many rave about the unforgettable views and the opportunity to truly appreciate the untouched beauty of the national park. These reviews convey the sheer joy and satisfaction that participants feel after completing this remarkable hiking tour. Join us on this adventure and make your own memories to cherish for a lifetime.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is inaccessible by car in the winter time. This is the perfect way to adventure in the national park.


We provide pick-up and drop-off in Seward.



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I had looked at the tour on All Trails and given some thought to do it on my own. I’m glad I didn’t. Our guide Al, took us higher on the trail than what I would have done on my own. The trail was not well marked but Al knew where to go. We trudged up some pretty steep places with lots of snow and awesome views. I guess we were pretty fortunate that we had a nice sunny day as the views were very good! Thank you Al!


Tatum was a great guide. We had a great day hiking around with her. It was great to be able to just enjoy the hike and not worry about going the wrong way or getting lost (I have a terrible sense of direction). She provided us with hiking poles, which proved very useful. She also had a water filter so that we could refill our bottles, and bear spray for security. There was a mamma bear and cubs, but the ranger was stopping people from going down that trail. We also had our plans changed because of high avalanche risk, but what can you do? Nature is unpredictable! Nature is also beautiful, and it was a great day out exploring it!


This was an incredible Alaska experience. The hike itself was beautiful and our guide was helpful, funny, and knowledge. Highly recommend this experience if you’re fit and up for a challenge!


We had a great day hiking the Harding Ice Field Trail with Nathan. Although conditions were less than ideal, the opportunity to experience Alaska in a natural way with his encouragement was a great experience for our family. The views were amazing as promised and we learned so much. Normally we hike alone as a family but in this situation, having the transfers from port to hike to hotel included made this the best choice for us. It was also a bonus to have someone else carry the bear spray and bring lunch. We would definitely choose another adventure like this one in the future and would be happy for Nathan to be our guide/driver!


This was an amazing hike. Roger was our guide and he was wonderful. I would do it again!! The views were amazing! The lunch was great! Absolutely wonderful!!


The best part of the hike were the views once we reached the summit. Amazing, breathtaking views. The hike is strenuous and hard for sure but it was all worth it at the end. Kudos to out guide Roger who was exceptional. Loved his enthusiasm and willingness to share his knowledge about the glacier. He was very accommodating and was kind enough to capture some of our amazing moments up there. Also we got to taste some native berries along the way up. Thanks for that Roger !!


We had a wonderful time with this company! Roger, our guide was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend this!


Amazing views! The hike was absolutely breathtaking. However, you need to come prepared for the trip! 1. Mosquitoes are every… so big spray is a must. However, the mosquitoes are not as aggressive as those in mainland states. 2. Layers are important. You will be hot and cold throughout the trip and it helps to be able to add or drop clothing along the way. 3. Hike boots are a must. You will be going through a lot of snow which can be doggy in normal shoes. 4. You must be in good physical shape!!! This is a 9-mile hike round trip. You go from a 500ft elevation to 3000 foot elevation. There are a lot of switchback, rocks, and snow to contend with. It pushed me beyond my limits. The reward? Absolutely breathtaking views and scenery. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.


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 between $39 - $49. (probably foolishly -- lol). I would advise to take 6 standard water bottles per person, MAX. I took 11 for myself, as I hiked alone, but found that no matter how much I drank along the way, forced, I still had way too many once I got to the top. HEAVY! 6 should be find, per person. Coming down is easier, naturally, but you'll feel the difference in your upper thighs afterwards. Overall, the pay off is well worth it as you get closer to the top and snow begins to show up. That's when you know you're almost there. Wait for it, wait for it...keep moving! Once on the top however, looking down on Exit Glacier and all the people below who are trekking across it, it just blows your mind. Be careful, although there is plenty open seating in which to rest and take a load off while enjoying the scenery, you can't get too close to the drop off/edge. Or, you're a goner. Took me about 1.5 hours to get to the top with plenty of stops along the way to snap some photos and about 35 minutes to get back to the park entrance. Shuttles from various outlets in town (Seward) will get you to the Park for about $15 dollars round trip. Enjoy!


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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