Seward Alaska's Premier Hiking and Climbing Guides

Come hike with the company that started it all in Seward!

We are a Seward based guiding and hiking company focused on providing affordable Alaskan Adventures on the mountains and glaciers of Alaska. We pioneered glacier guiding on the Kenai Peninsula and have the most experience to safely guide our clients onto the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Chugach National Forest.

This season will be our 11th year guiding folks on glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing tours in Seward 

Our tours allow adventurous folks to ice climb and ice hike directly on the surface of the glacier. Our two playgrounds are Exit Glacier and Godwin Glacier, where we either hike in or approach by helicopter.  The helicopter tours allow folks to experience the ice on their terms, either hard charging or more laid back, easy going.  

Recently ranked #8 of top 10 Adventure Tours in the world by Trip Advisor

Feel free to check out our tours, videos and reviews to see more of the Exit Glacier Guides experience. We think you'll find the Alaskan Adventures you're looking for. 

We're excited to offer two harding icefield crossings in spring of 2016

Crossing the Harding Icefield is a once in a lifetime experience. Challenge yourself with us on one of the continent's last great adventures. Offered with very limited availability.

Why Choose Us?


 We created glacier guiding in Seward over a decade ago, and guiding on glaciers is still our primary focus as a company. There are challenges inherent to glacier guiding in Alaska that only a company who has been doing this for a long time is prepared for. We never fly by the seat of our pants — we’ve spent years honing our trips to make them safe and fun for everyone.

Safety & Training

We get applicants from all over the world who want to work for us, and we choose the most talented to guide in our shop. We give weeks of intense training to both new, and returning guides at the beginning of every season, and new guides must progress through months, and sometimes years of shadowing more experienced guides before they lead trips on their own. 

We are literally the only guide shop in Seward that applies this much care and diligence to training our professional guides, and our perfect safety record since the day we opened 11 years ago shows that our unique approach is working. Glacier guiding is a hard job, and we give our guides all the tools necessary to ensure a safe — and ultimately – super fun adventure for every group. 

Our Guides

Practice makes Perfect

We give our guides mountains of training, and we have a really good time while we’re working. We’re proud of the talented individuals who guide for us, and many of them return to guide for us year after year. In fact, we have the highest guide return rate of any shop in Seward. This is a pretty cool little family, and we think you’ll have a great time experiencing Alaska with us.

  • Helicopter Assisted Glacier Hiking

    This trip is for those who are short on time, or for those who want a more private experience. Fly to a remote glacier and take in the surrounding environment without worrying about crowds. We are the only company with a permit to guide in this area, so you can be sure that this will be a small-group experience like no other.

  • Exit glacier ice hiking

    Experience the trip that started it all

  • Climb the blue

    This is one of the only day trips in the world where you can experience a crevasse from the inside out. Experience deep blues and rock hard ice while learning how to climb in this unique environment.

Explore Our Tours

Exit Glacier Guides / Summer 2014 Awesomeness

A showcase highlighting some of the outdoor shenanigans we get into after work. Make sure to watch this in HD!