Alaska has a very diverse landscape with dense forests, flourishing wildlife and gorgeous waterways, but one of the most iconic natural features that’s found in Alaska is the glacier. When you visit Alaska, you want to have the opportunity to see a glacier up close, but you might not know where to start. With Alaska Wild Guides’ glacier tours in Alaska of Harriman Fjord, you can see glaciers in person, explore the icy natural landscape and camp while you observe beautiful wildlife.
Located to the northeast of Whittier, Alaska, Harriman Fjord is a remote inlet named for the 19th century Harriman Alaska Expedition sent to explore the coast of Alaska. This inlet is famous for its tidewater glaciers, which can be viewed from the water. The beaches along the inlet are defined by black sand that creates a beautiful visual contrast with the bright white ice of the glaciers. This area encapsulates all of the most breathtaking, iconic features of Alaska’s natural landscape and offers an experience for sightseers unlike any other. You can view much of these features from the shoreline, but the best opportunity to experience the Harriman Fjord is by signing up for a glacier tour in Alaska.
What happens on a glacier tour?
If you’re considering a glacier tour of the Harriman Fjord tidewater glaciers, you might be wondering what you can expect from the experience. When you take your tour with Alaska Wild Guides, you will follow a specific itinerary that’s designed to provide you with the best opportunity to see everything you want to see, and to experience Harriman Fjord to the fullest. Here’s a basic overview of what your glacier tour will include:
- Go to Harriman Fjord: To access the fjord, you will begin by departing Whittier by water. You can choose to go to the fjord on a boat, kayak or pedal boat, depending on your specific preferences and comfort level. You will see several glaciers on your way and land on the inlet’s iconic black sand beaches.
- Camp on the beach: You will camp on the beach overnight and enjoy sightseeing opportunities and meals with the tour group. This area is home to lots of sea otters, so you’re likely to see many of these animals on the tour. Over the course of five to seven days, you will be able to explore many of the glaciers and see them up close.
- Water taxi back: At the end of the tour, you will receive a free water taxi back to Whittier from the camp. On the way, you can enjoy more scenic views of the inlet.
Book your glacier tours in Alaska
If you’re interested in finding out more about glacier tours in Alaska, reach out to Alaska Wild Guides. For years, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with the best experience possible during their time in Alaska. Regardless of what you want to see, our team is here to ensure that you can maximize your experience to the fullest extent. Give us a call today to learn more about what we have to offer!