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Harding Icefield Traverse | Summer Expedition

Trip Overview

6 days
Seward Seward



This is one of the most Epic traverses in glaciated terrain in Alaska! There is just no other way to say it… you haven’t truly experienced living until you’ve traversed the Harding Icefield. This place is like another world, and you won’t believe what you will see. We designed this 6-day glacier mountaineering experience to fully immerse you into the world of an intense glacier mountaineering expedition. Stare in wonder across the Harding Icefield with views that go on for hundreds of miles. Check. Feel the crunch of a glacier under your crampons as traverse across one glacier after another. Check. A friendly, local guide to guide you through your mountaineering expedition. Check, check, and check. With a fully immersive glacier mountaineering experience and an unbeatable price – it’s time you knocked this iconic Alaskan experience off your bucket list.

Small Groups & Mountaineering Camps

In contrast to crowded roadside tours in Alaska, our expeditions get way out there, and are limited to only 8 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 wildlife, 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:

Roadtip from Seward to Kenai Flight Office | Scenic Floatplane flight to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge | Hiking | Set-up Camp

1. 7:00am check-in and get set up at our Seward office

2. Breakfast snacks and refreshments at our office

3. 9:00am transport to our Kenai flight office

4. 12:00pm flight deep into the backcountry of Kenai NWR

5. Hiking approx 3 miles to the first camp, lunch in the tundra

6. Set up camp and get situated

7. Dinner and revelry

Day 2:

Pack up Camp | Glacier Mountaineering from the Harding Icefield to New Location

1. Coffee is up at 6:15am

2. Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am

3. Pack up camp, glacier mountaineering segment across a massive glacier from the Harding Icefield

4. Hiking all day to a new camp location, lunch on the glacier

5. Set up camp and get situated

6. Dinner and revelry

7. Evening hike to catch a great view or rest up

Day 3-5:

Pack up Camp | Glacier Mountaineering | Trekking to a New Camp Location

1. Coffee is up at 6:15am

2. Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am

3. Pack up camp, glacier mountaineering, trekking all day to a new camp location, lunch on the glacier

4. Set up camp and get situated

5. Dinner and revelry

6. Evening hike to bag a peak, wait till you see the views

Day 6:

Pack up Camp | Last Chance to Soak in the Mountain and Glacier Vibes | Hiking | Transport to Seward

1. Coffee is up at 6:15am

2. Breakfast in the gathering tent 7-8am

3. Pack up camp, last chance to soak in the mountain and glacier vibes

4. Hike down the mountain to civilization on the world-famous Harding Icefield Trail, lunch on the trail

5. Conditions dependent – there may be an option to trek down Exit Glacier then on to the Harding Icefield Trail

6. 5pm transport back to our office in Seward

What’s Included


5 nights tent accommodations


Floatplane flight from Kenai to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge


Professional Mountaineering Guide


5 breakfasts

6 lunches

5 dinners

This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request.

Additional Services

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

Gratuities for your guides (recommended)


Ground transportation from Seward to our Kenai flight office

Floatplane flight from Kenai to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Ground transportation from Kenai Fjords National Park to our Seward office


Travel insurance is required

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