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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. See Kenai Fjords National Park and all Seward has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seward tourist route planner.
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Where to stay in Seward

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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  • Incredible scenery and beauty of Natural Alaska. Wildlife abounds. Take a good camera, Whales, Sea Lions, Otters, Puffins, Glaciers and much more  more »
  • We took an all-out boat tour and saw great wildlife The crew pointed out whales so we could go out on deck to take photos. This was much better than viewing from a cruise p since our boat turned aroun...  more »
  • This is a complete natural playground: ocean, mountain, glaciers, wildlife! Cannot get any better than that. There are tons to see and a million other activities to do. We did kayaking, hiking and lot...  more »
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  • Breathtaking. Mountains, fjords, glaciers, amazing Alaskan wildlife. I think this is the most beautiful place on earth. On a boat tour, we saw humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, puffins and bald eagles. Even on a rainy, overcast day it was gorgeous - low clouds and mist created a primordial scene with one awesome view after another.
  • Simply breathtaking. Hop on one of the various tour operators in the harbor there and go out and catch some puffins (on your camera that is. Boy are they cute!)
  • This is perhaps my favorite national park to date. The trails are definitely worth their time. We explored the Harding Icefield Trail that varied greatly in terrain, which made the adventure even better!
  • Beautiful! I didn't get to hike the HIT, but will definitely make that hike a priority next time I visit.
  • A great place to look at the history of glaciation and to see and feel how warning climate has affected the size of glaciers and the geography around the glaciers. A picturesque and easily accessible opportunity.