National Park Seward Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park Seward Alaska
Seward Alaska is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park accessible by land and sea, this National Park offers some of the most amazing scenery and wildlife anywhere. Seasonally accessible only (generally May 1 – Sept 30). We highly recommend visiting this National Park via both methods! Hike to the face of Exit Glacier, or take a boat tour into the Fjords. Be sure to give yourself time to experience some heavenly relaxation in our very special cabins, with spectacular wildlife and scenery surrounding them just south of Seward, Alaska, on the shores of Resurrection Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula.
Kenai Fjords National Park (pronounced key-ny fee-yords) By LAND Exit Glacier, an extension of the Harding Icefield is accessible only from land. Turn west on Herman Leirer Road at Mile 3.5 of the Seward Highway The road is open to vehicle traffic from May 1 till September 30, and is paved; it’s about 10 miles to the Park Entrance. There is NO National Park Entry fee. From the parking area you’ll walk approx. 1 (one) mile to get to the face. Be sure to observe the signs, and stay on trails where posted. Under no circumstances should you walk under any part of the glacier or attempt to touch it ~ it can be very dangerous.
Time your visit to coincide with a Ranger Led Walk to learn more about the Glacier & park. Spend a day hiking along Exit Glacier to the Harding Icefield. Our guests repeatedly tell us about their hike being beyond compare! During July & August you can meet a Ranger at 9:00 a.m. for a guided hike to the Ice-field. Dress in layers & sturdy shoes, and be sure to pack lots of water, and food. It’s a 7 – 8 hour round trip hike to the Icefield.
Kenai Fjords National Park by BOAT. Also a part of the National Park, but accessible by boat only, are Bear Glacier, Pederson Glacier, Aialik Glacier, Holgate Glacier and Northwestern Fjord Glacier, to name a few. There are many additional glaciers in the national park, most are either too far away or difficult to access. For an amazing day, take an all day boat tour into the Fjords. See additional options under Glacier Viewing. We have special recommendations.
Visit the Wikipedia Page for the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Visit QT Luong’s Photo Gallery of the Kenai Fjords National Park.