Kenai Fjords National Park

Wildlife Viewing, Glacier Cruises, Harding Icefield, Seward, Exit Glacier, Resurrection Bay, Fishing

Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the southern edge of the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. Very few places on earth match the beauty of this particular Alaska national park. Twenty thousand years ago, during the last ice age, enormous glaciers carved U-shaped valleys that eventually filled with seawater. These geologic wonders were named fjords, and they encompass the majority of the Kenai Fjords National Park coastline. Kenai Fjords is home to the enormous Harding Icefield which feeds the numerous glaciers that flow to the sea. The icefield draws adventurers for glacier expeditions each year. Kenai Fjords National Park also has one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska, Exit Glacier. There are numerous, non-strenuous, interpretive trails that lead right to the face of the glacier. With all the park has to offer, Kenai Fjords is a must for any Southcentral Alaska vacation.

Kenai Fjords National Park tours during the summer season begin in early May and end in late September. The port town of Seward is the main access center for the National Park, and is where the Kenai Fjords NP Visitor Center is located. Seward can be reached from Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad or touring by car on the scenic Seward Highway. Numerous cruise ships depart from Seward, so a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park is possible before or after your Alaska Cruise. The main visitors center is open from 8:30 am to 7 pm daily during the summer months. There is also a nature center located at Exit Glacier which offers ranger guided hikes. Seward is a year round port and has numerous hotels, restaurants, and shops.

The best way to experience Kenai Fjords National Park is with a day cruise departing from Seward, and there are quite a few to choose from. Six to eight hour cruises are recommended for guests wishing to experience the glaciers, wildlife, and history the park has to offer. A four hour Resurrection Bay Cruise is perfect for visitors with limited time. Evening dinner cruises are also available. All of these cruises depart from the Seward small boat harbor, and the majority are timed to meet scheduled coach or train transfers coming from and departing to Anchorage.

There are two wilderness lodges located in the area. Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay just a one hour boat cruise from Seward. Beach and mountain trail hiking is available on the island and a 9.5 hour park cruise is included with overnight stays. One of our favorites, and the only Kenai Fjords lodge actually within the park boundaries, is Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. The lodge is located on the shores of a protected lagoon, which offers dramatic views of the Pederson Glacier. Activities at the lodge include sea kayaking, hiking, and coastal explorations via motorized skiff. En route to the lodge, guests enjoy a five hour boat cruise through into Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1879 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations, Train from Anchorage to Seward, Train from Denali to Anchorage, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Seward to Talkeetna, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Talkeetna to... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2429 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodation, Train from Anchorage to Seward (round trip), Anchorage to Talkeetna, Talkeetna to Denali National Park, and Denali to Fairbanks, Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage, 6 hour... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2289 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch on boat cruise, 1 snack box meal on Denali tour (S), 2 dinners (D), Transportation in full size coach, Domed rail journey... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2020 / per person

Tour Includes: 1 night stay at Kenai Riverside Lodge, 2 night stay at Kenai Backcountry Lodge, Meals: 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, Full day rafting tour on the Kenai River into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1749 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodations, 8 day midsize rental car with unlimited mileage, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park with snack, Ferry passage for passengers and vehicle crossing Prince William Sound... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1869 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodations in moderate class hotels, 8 days midsize car rental including unlimited mileage, Spencer Glacier float trip from/to Portage with a ride on the Alaska Railroad, General admission to... Read more.

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

Tour Includes: 14 nights accommodation, 14 day midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park with snack, Roundtrip bush plane flights between Chitina and McCarthy, Ferry... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1519 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation, 7 days midsize car rental from/to Anchorage including unlimited mileage, Admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, 6 to 7.5 hour cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park with... Read more.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $2949 / per person

Tour Includes: 10 nights accommodations, 3 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour including admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 6 hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords Nat Park from Seward with lunch... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1449 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations in tourist class / budget hotels, 7 days midsize rental car, 4.5 hour cruise with lunch from Seward, 1 hour glacier cruise from Portage, Approx. 8 hour Shuttle bus into Denali National... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $560 / per person

Tour Includes: 1 night in Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island(extra nights available on request), 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 2.5 hr Resurrection Bay cruise extended cruise options into Kenai Fjords National... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $885 / per person

Tour Includes: Accommodations at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge with meals, 4-5 hour wildlife and tidewater glacier journey of Kenai Fjords National Park, Daily guided activities from the lodge... Read more.