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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  • Come spend the day aboard this ferry or you discover whales Orcas otters seals bear... It's great but on the boats his quail ^^. good discovery
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  • First day was a 6 hour boat tour into the Gulf of Alaska. Whale watching, watching for glacier to calve, sea lions, and bird rookeries. Great! Second day was a trip and hike to Exit Glacier. Great! Th...  more »
  • Spectacular does not describe Kenai Fjords. Puffins, glaciers, pines, and seals. Great pl@ce to get aboard a tour boat and go exploring. Dress warmly, even in the Summer.  more »
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  • Wow! If you're into Glaciers and nature, this is a must visit place. Beautiful Scenery with a few whale sightings - albeit short. Also spotted seals and birdlife. Probably the best part was the opportunity to hold and be photographed with a 'chunk' of blacker that they fish out of the water for you.
  • Decent amount of information, lengthy distances to hike with moderate elevation gain. Well laid out & clean. Not a place I'd make the trip to more than once but worth a visit.
  • Really amazing park. The ranger was very kind and helpful, gave us many tips to enjoy our visit
  • Gorgeous place on a sunny day! Great history learning about glaciers.
  • Amazing! Giant towering Exit Glacier is a beautiful relic of our past ice age. Useful visitor center and friendly rangers. Harding Ice Field Trail is one of the best hikes in Alaska! Strenuous hike, but worth every step. Also excellent public education about climate change.

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Despite its small size, Seward offers a range of affordable rooms, many of which are located in historic downtown boutique hotels. The compact town center provides you with a comfortable urban base, complete with quick and easy access to good dining and shopping. If you prefer to explore the surrounding wilderness areas on your own, consider one of the region's campgrounds. Many of these outdoor sites offer private showers, laundry services, and free Wi-Fi.
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