Let Haque’s EYE guide you through the pristine beauty of Kenai Fjords, The Nature’s Canvas, 🏞️ where glaciers meet the sea and wildlife thrives in a symphony of nature. 📸✨
🌞 Best Time to Visit Kenai Fjords is of course during the summer months of June, July, and August. 🌿✨
How to get there?
🚗 Driving but not All the Way!
🚙 Drive south 126 miles from Anchorage to Seward on AK-1/AK-9, your gateway to Kenai Fjords. Once inside, no roads—depend on your feet! Lace-up those boots and step into the untamed beauty that awaits your every stride. 👟🗺️
During summer (May – September), take the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward.
✈️ Flightseeing for Aerial views 🛩️
Some charter flights to Seward may be available depending on the season. Details here.
🚢 The Best Way in my Opinion is to experience the beauty by taking a boat tour from Seaward. This is the highlight of Kenai Fjords National Park! See huge glaciers melting into the ocean, creating unforgettable memories. 🌊🏞️ For details keep reading!
The three main checklists of this park are 🏔️ The Majestic Harding Icefield, Exit Glacier, and Kenai Fjords Coast
If you have only a day to explore the park then choose between a half-day trip to Resurrection Bay or a full-day adventure to delve into the heart of the Kenai Fjords Coast.
Several tour companies start from the Dock at Seaward. I have taken the half-day cruise ticket from Major Marine.
Parking is free! Park your car and hop on board. They have 3 types of half-day excursions which have a travel time of 4 hours and we started around 12:30 PM.
🚢 4-Hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise June-October $139.00 per person
🐋 Orca Quest Cruise May-June $139.00 per person
🌸 Spring Wildlife Cruise March-May $109.00 per person (25% off)
🏞️ Did you Know?
This is the cruise that President Obama enjoyed during his visit to Alaska in 2015. 🚢🏞️
The cover photo of Haque’s EYE’s Facebook Page came from here!
❄️🌎Glaciers cover about 10% of Earth’s surface, once even a third during the last Ice Age!
🏔️❄️Alaska boasts 100,000+ glaciers, with popular ones like Exit Glacier.
⚽❄️To be a glacier, it must be big—25 acres or 19 football fields big! Exit Glacier fits the bill at 14 square miles.
💙❄️Glacial ice looks blue because it’s super dense, absorbing other colors and letting the blue light shine. #CoolGlacierFacts
If you have more than a day to explore the park then I would recommend you to go for a hike as well.
❄️ Did you know?
🏞️ About 51% of Kenai Fjords National Park is blanketed in ice! A quarter (4.6 million acres) of Alaska’s glaciers reside within national parks.
❄️🥾The best way to experience the glaciers up close is by hiking. 📍Exit Glacier Nature Center is the starting point for both Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield Trail.
Exit Glacier Trail
🚶Walk on your own or join a thrilling glacier hiking tour.
Harding Icefield Trail
🗻 The Harding Icefield is the largest ice field in the United States. 🌲Bear Glacier, the largest among 38, flows from the distant Harding Icefield, reaching Bear Lagoon.🏔️❄️
⚠️ Strenuous hike, 3800 feet elevation gain.
🕑 Plan 6-8 hours.
🌳 Start from the valley, through forests.
🏔️ Climb above the tree line for an Icefield view.
🌄 Summit unveils a vast, icy panorama.
🏞️ Short hike still offers stunning valley views.
👲There are options for a guided hiking tour.
🥾 If you’re heading for the Harding Icefield Trail, here’s what you need: 👟comfy boots, water, snacks, and the right clothes for the weather. 🏞️It’s an 8.2-mile round trip, but consider the short hike which will give you almost the same view. Stay hydrated, dress in layers, and get ready for an amazing time on the Harding Icefield Trail! 🏔️🥾 #IcefieldAdventure
Want to Stay at the Park?
🏡 Reserve one of three Cozy public-use cabins in Kenai Fjords from the park website by calling 907-422-0500.
2 Coastal cabins await during summer only, while the Willow Cabin sometimes opens its doors during winter as well.🌲❄️ #ParkRetreat
📍 At Exit Glacier Campground you can come stay overnight, but a piece of advise, Do not camp in Alaska, it is too cold!
🌐 Before setting out on your Kenai Fjords adventure, ensure to check the 🚦 Driving Conditions of the Seward Highway. ❄️ Be well-prepared for the cold weather and verify with your tour companies to ensure favorable weather conditions.
🏞️❄️🚣♂️ Discover the untamed beauty of Kenai Fjords, whether by hiking the Harding Icefield Trail, cruising the fjords, or kayaking, every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of this pristine Alaskan wilderness. Kenai Fjords, a symphony of beauty, awaits your exploration. Plan your adventure now with the help of Haque’s EYE! Happy Travelling!!🗺️🌲🐋