Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward

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With a mix of mountains, ocean, glaciers, and wildlife, Kenai Fjords National Park is a natural wonder of beauty. This national park covers 270 ha (669,984 acres) of the Kenai Peninsula and is home to such animals as whales, seals, bears, moose, mountain goats, and bald eagles. One of the largest icefields in the United States, Harding Icefield is contained in the park and features about 40 glaciers. The largest of these glaciers is Bear Glacier. Only a small portion of the park is accessible by maintained hiking trails, including an easy hike to Exit Glacier and a more challenging trek to Harding Icefield. You'll need a boat (try one of the organized boat tours) to access to the rest of the rugged park. Put Kenai Fjords National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Seward trip planning tool .
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  • Living in Alaska for almost 40 years, I can't recommend a tour of Kenai Fjords NP highly enough. It is a place I take visiting friends and relatives. I want them to see it, and I certainly like to see...  more »
  • Puffins, bald eagles, sea otters, orca, humpbacks, harbor seals, sea lions, oh my!!! So much wildlife in one boat ride.  more »
  • We did the trip long (about 6 hours), visas are great! Also we could admire the glaciers and the peculiarities of the landscape "real" of Alaska! There have been sightings of whales, seals, puffins, sea lions and otters. Totally recommended!
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  • Almost too beautiful to describe. I could not believe how gorgeous everything was. We took a tour on the boat with park rangers. I can see why they want to share their amazing place.
  • This is one of the best national parks!!!! It is free, so financially accessible to all people. They have free camping. Great hikes. Clean bathrooms and plenty of info about the area. Parking looks like it will fill up on busy days (holidays, weekends etc)
  • Took the 6 hour Major Marine Cruise... It was awesome! We were fortunate to see Hump Back whales, seals, sea lions, and even a bear. They said the bear was unusual to see on this trip. The glacier was very cool as well. I'd go again!
  • We took a Kenai Fjords Tours all day boat trip to Northwestern Glacier and it was by far the highlight of our Alaska vacation. Captain Mike was expert at finding sea life and birds, and positioning the boat just right. It is something you will want to come back and do again. The Park is beautiful and home to so many sea animals.
  • A beautiful national park. Definitely do a day cruise if you can, it's such an inaccessible place for cars and on foot for most people. If you can take a few days or weeks off to backpack in, you can see a lot more, but since the park is a large part water and marine wildlife, I'd still recommend a cruise to complete your experience.
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