Spencer Glacier Hike with Kayak and Alaska Railroad

Depart from Anchorage and travel along beautiful Cook Inlet by train for a guided glacier adventure.

  • Starting at: $389 / per person
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 9:45am
  • Dates: June 1 - September 15, 2018
  • Physical Activity: This is a strenuous activity and previous kayaking and hiking experience is recommended. Participants must be prepared for several hours of moderate activity. You will be asked to fill out a waiver form before departure.
  • Child Age: 13 year old minimum

Tour Overview

This active outdoor Anchorage day tour includes a hike among beautiful Alaska scenery, kayaking among blue icebergs and then hiking on to a majestic glacier. Arrive at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop aboard the Alaska Railroad. After a short van ride, you will be outfitted in personal floating devices (PFD’s) and a kayak spray skirt. Kayak across Spencer Lake about 1.5 miles (about 60 minutes) to the other side of Spencer Glacier. Upon arrival to the glacier, you will be outfitted with helmets and crampons. After a brief safety lesson and practice getting comfortable with the crampons, your group will venture out onto the glacier itself. About two hours will be spent exploring the glacier’s features including crevasses, ice caves, moulins, and more. Experienced glacier guides provide information on local wildlife, history and glaciology. Return to Anchorage by kayak, van and train. This tour departs from the Anchorage Railroad Station.

Please note this trip operates in ALL weather conditions.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip train transportation from Anchorage
  • Services of knowledgeable guides
  • Kayak and all necessary gear
  • Helmets and crampons for hiking
  • Deli style lunch
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers to/from the Anchorage rail depot.

Required at Booking

Full names as it appears on identification, date of birth, height and body weight.

Special Terms

There is a 2 person minimum for this tour to operate. Children must be 13years old to participate in this tour. A minimum weight of 90 pounds and maximum weight 250 pounds, with a maximum of 44" waist size. Additionally there is a maximum height of 6'7".


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