Ice Climbing & Hiking

Seward is surrounded by glaciers including Exit Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers. These dynamic rivers of ice are constantly changing and will leave you with lasting memories. No prior experience is necessary to enjoy these bucket list adventures.

Hiking atop a glacier, exploring their extraordinary features—including blue ponds carved from ice and filled with crystal clear water—on a guided tour of Exit Glacier. Your adventure begins with an invigorating hike on the scenic Harding Icefield Trail before donning safety gear and descending onto the ice. 

For another unforgettable experience, take a helicopter across Resurrection Bay to hike on the less traveled but equally spectacular Godwin Glacier. 

Go a little deeper into the blue with an ice climbing excursion. Hike up to Exit Glacier and learn the basics of ice climbing on gentle slopes before ascending bigger walls as your confidence grows. Low client-to-guide ratios ensure the highest level of safety. Private tours are also available for helicopter-accessible ice climbing at a remote glacier. These excursions are suitable for beginners with a sense of adventure and moderate fitness.