— Iceberg Lake Fly-In Hiking —

The Details

  • Pricing:
    • 1 participant –  $2,852 total
    • 2 participants – $2,852 total
    • 3 participants – $4,197 total
    • 4 participants – $6,896 total
    • 5 participants – $8,620 total
    • 6 participants – $11,640 total
    • 7 participants – $13,580 total
  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: Minimal Experience RequiredCustomized based on goals & ability
  • Dates: Daily from approx. June 15th to September 11th, depending on conditions
  • Equipment List 
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Having been to Alaska once previously on a family trip, I looked forward to experiencing the remoteness, vastness, and beauty of the Alaskan wilderness that lies beyond the usual tourist routes. Wrangell-St. Elias NP is, in my experience, one of the best places to find Read More >

Tom W Backpacking Iceberg Lake Basecamp 2009

Despite its name, Iceberg Lake is no longer quite so full of icebergs. Until just a few years ago, it was a vast lake dammed by the side of the West Lobe of the Tana Glacier. But recently, the glacier has shifted and melted, and the lake drained, leaving a much smaller lake (but still beautiful and full of icebergs!) near the edge of the ice. A moderate day hike gives you fabulous views of the lake and glacier, and a hike in the opposite direction takes you onto a smaller glacier for views towards the Bremner Valley.

The flight to Iceberg Lake is stunning, as you will cross the vast Chitina River Valley and fly deep into the Chugach Mountain Range. Once you land, you and your professional mountain guide can explore the lakebed, take pictures of bear tracks in the sand, or head for higher ground to enjoy sweeping panoramas of the Bagley Icefield and the hanging glaciers that descend into the valley from the surrounding peaks. You may also choose to head up-valley to explore the small alpine lakes found there and munch on wild blueberries. Keep your camera ready on the return flight. Dall sheep are often spotted high on the mountainsides and on a clear day the second highest peak in North America, 19,551 ft (5,959m) Mt. Logan is visible far to the east.

Please consider that weather may cause delays, reroutes, or unexpected overnight trips. Although extremely unlikely, there is a small chance unfavorable weather conditions may require you and your guide to stay the night in the backcountry. On all of our Fly-In Trips, your guide will come prepared with an overnight bag that includes shelter, sleeping bags/pads, and food for your group. Your guide will also have a satellite phone in order to communicate with the flight service.

We strongly encourage advanced reservations for all of our activities. If you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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