— Ice Cave Exploration —
- One person – $420 total
- Two people – $640 total
- Three people – $660 total
- Four people – $800 total
- Five people – $925 total
- Six people – $960 total
- Trip Length: 5-6 hours
- Difficulty: Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!
- Dates: Condition dependent! 1 trip offered daily from starting at 9 am, June 15th – September 1st, 2023*
*Please call with interest outside of these dates
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A World Under the Ice in Alaska!
Under the edge of the Kennicott Glacier is a world that few get to see and experience. Explore along the edge of this 24-mile long glacier and crawl beneath the surface where you’ll see glowing blue walls of ice and light seeping through cracks and holes! To get there you’ll cross over loose rock, shifting mud, and rushing and dripping water. This trip is challenging, but the reward is well worth it! And the pictures and memories will last you a lifetime.
This trip is only for sure-footed people who don’t mind getting wet and dirty! The way down to the caves is steep over loose rock. At the entrance, there is often rushing water and falling rock (we loan you a helmet). Once inside the caves, you lose daylight (we loan you a headlamp) and there is rock, mud, and water rushing over the ground and water dripping down from above you. This trip is not recommended for those who experience claustrophobia. Travel between caves (if multiple are accessible) requires traversing over loose rocks and crossing creeks.
Your guide is there to lend you a hand over the unstable terrain and to give you words of encouragement along the way, but please note that this is an extremely challenging trip. Because of the challenging nature of this trip, we strongly encourage you to assess everyone in your group to make sure this is the right trip for them. Refunds are not issued if you are physically unable to make it to the caves. If you have any doubts about your ability to participate in this tour, please call us for additional information. The caves are also subject to collapsing or unexpected flooding, making the conditions extremely variable. If we need to cancel due to unsafe conditions, you will receive a full refund. This tour only takes you below the glacier’s surface. If you are interested in exploring the white ice of the glacier above check out our Half-Day Glacier Hike, Full-Day Glacier Hike, or Ice Climbing Trips!
- Blue light passing through walls of ice
- Views out through cave entrance
- Touching different textures of ice walls and ceiling
- Feeling separate from the whole world
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
Click on the markers below to view important points along your trip. Check out that zoom feature!