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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  • 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.
  • One of my favorite national parks. Highly recommend a trek to Harding Ice Field and Exit Glacier.
  • Saw amazing views and spotted plenty of wildlife like whales, otters, sea lions, and bald eagles!
  • Really amazing park. The ranger was very kind and helpful, gave us many tips to enjoy our visit
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