The Ultimate Overnight Adventure includes AP’s Spencer Glacier Kayak tour by train with an added Helicopter flight to overnight camping on a Glacier… and then another helicopter ride back to Alyeska Hotel the next day.

On this glacier “glamping” experience you will ride the train, paddle past ancient ice, hike near the face of the glacier, then fly up and camp on the glacier with a professional glacier and kayak guide. Peer deep into crevasses, find ice caves and learn how glaciers are formed. Glacier exploration is by Alaska Railroad, then sea kayak across Spencer lake amidst icebergs. This trip ticks off a lot of Alaskan adventures on the bucket list in 24 hours.

Nowhere else in the world can you: ride a train, sea kayak, explore ice, sleep and dine on a glacier as well as experience 2 scenic helicopter flights all in two days!

Since you will be staying the night on the glacier, you will have extra time to explore the ice and take photos. You will enjoy dining on the glacier during the midnight sun with panoramic glacier, mountain and lake views while eating a memorable King Crab dinner. Your sleeping arrangements will be in a comfy North Face 2 Meter Dome or Space Station tent on the glacier with cots, pillows and sleeping bags. The next morning will include a hot breakfast, more exploration, lunch and a helicopter pickup at 2pm for the flight back to Portage or Hotel Alyeska.


Glacier Camping on Spencer
Glacier Camping on Blue Ice!
  • Train ticket to Spencer Whistle Stop
  • Shuttle at Spencer Whistle Stop to Spencer Lake
  • Paddling instruction and briefings
  • All paddling gear: Necky Looksha Tandem sea kayaks, spray skirts, PFD’s, gloves, rain jacket and pants, dry bags, kayak safety equipment
  • Scenic helicopter flights onto and off the Glacier
  • All glacier hiking gear: crampons, helmets, glacier safety equipment
  • All glacier camping gear: 2 Meter Dome, Space Station tent, cots, pillows, sleeping bags, toilet tent.
  • Catered deli boxed lunch, bottled waters, granola bars and snacks
  • Catered Crab Legs dinner and dessert on the glacier
  • Hot breakfast and Lunch on the glacier
  • Small Ratios (min: 2:2 max: 6:2/client:guide)
  • Guides pace the trip and total mileage to the groups’ fitness level, interests and ice/water conditions
  • Bear/Wildlife Protection and satellite tracking and communication devices
  • Interpretative glaciology, ecology and natural history discussions
  • Ice Cave access and exploration if conditions allow
  • Ice Climbing upgrade: includes ice axes, hardware, ropes, mountaineering boots and other glacier safety equipment
Alaska Glacier camping overnight
Alaska Glacier camping overnight