Seward Snowshoeing Adventure

This snowshoeing adventure is an amazing chance to experience the magic of winter in Alaska. You can choose your desired exertion level to perfectly tailor the tour to your liking. All ages are welcomed, so this is ideal for families who like to get outside in nature

You, your small group of 12 or less, and your expert guide will embark on a 3-4 hour snowshoe trek. Traditional snowshoes have been utilized by Alaska Natives for centuries to traverse this rugged landscape. With your guide's instruction, you will soon see just how useful and innovative they are for walking long distances over snow.

Seward is very remote and surrounded by beautiful alpine wilderness. Each tour is different based on the day's conditions and your group's wishes. You'll have the opportunity to see rolling mountains, mountain basins, snow-capped evergreens, vast glaciers, Alaskan wildlife, and so much more.

At checkout you can select your desired exertion level:

Easy: Slower-paced, strolling option with flat trails/minimal elevation gain.

Moderate: Trail hiking option with rolling terrain, more elevation change, and a faster pace.

Strenuous: Trail hiking option with rough, uneven, slippery terrain and steep inclines. Best for guests who are active and exercise regularly.

Duration: 3-4 hours (Roundtrip from Seward.)


  • Professional guide
  • Snowshoes and trekking poles
  • Small backpack for personal belongings 


  • Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on uneven terrain
  • This tour is all ages, but please review the tour details to ensure younger kids will enjoy this tour before booking. Kids must be mindful of the tour guide and parent/guardian instruction to safely complete this tour. Please choose an appropriate exertion level (Easy, Moderate, or Strenuous) for your family at checkout.
  • Participants must bring appropriate clothing for winter weather. See FAQ tab for more details. 

Duration: 3-4 hours. Depending on your exertion level, potential points of interest include:

  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Exit Glacier Nature Center
  • Exit Glacier Trailhead
  • Tonsina Creek
  • Mt. Marathon Trailhead
  • Mt. Alice Trailhead

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the operator's office in Seward. Pick up at your hotel, the cruise terminal, or the railroad depot can be arranged upon request. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. Guests should be active and comfortable exercising for 3-4 hours at your chosen exertion level. There are no bathroom facilities available in the backcountry. 

Is this tour suitable for young children?

This tour welcomes all ages. Please determine if it is a good fit for any children in your party before booking, and please select an appropriate exertion level for them. 

What should I wear/bring?

Please bring appropriate clothing for being outside in the winter wilderness with multiple feet of snow. You will need warm layers, thick wool socks, winter boots, a winter jacket and snow pants, a winter hat, gloves, a scarf or neck gaiter, and sunglasses (the sun's reflection on snow and ice can be intense).  We recommend bringing a camera, snacks, a water bottle, and your sense of adventure!

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.  We will provide a small backpack if you need one. 

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Are there restrooms on the tour? 

There are no bathrooms in the backcountry, though facilities are available before and after your tour.

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Duration: 3-4 hours

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Participant: $137.00


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