Things to See & Do -
Visiting Kenai Fjords National Park is most often
done by boat, by cruising through Resurrection Bay and the offshore
waters of the park. April and May is the time of year to see whales
migrating through the area. Several tour companies offer daily whale
watching cruises. Helicopter tours of Kenai Fjords is also available,
including landings on the glaciers and a half-hour dog sledding trip
on the glacier. Just out of town in Seward, visitors can hike up to Exit
Glacier, located in the park.
Places To Eat
Most of the National Park cruises offer meals as a
part of their tours. These range from deli sandwiches to all you can
eat buffets of prime rib and salmon. Tour guests that have special
dietary requirements should talk to their travel consultant or tour
operator so that accommodations can be made for your needs. Ray’s
Waterfront Lodge in Seward is a favorite for visitors. In addition,
there are numerous cafes and restaurants that serve breakfasts and
lunches. Some of the hotels have restaurants.
Places to Stay –
Visitors to Kenai Fjords National Park generally
stay in Seward. Some operators offer lodging on islands in the area.
There are numerous hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in and near
Seward. Whether you’re looking for the personalized attention that you
can only get at a B&B, or a fine hotel, there are choices for every
visitor. Just let us know what your preferences are, and we can
arrange accommodations that fit right in with your plans and needs!
Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the Gulf
of Alaska, west of Resurrection Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Alaska. The
Kenai Mountains meet the ocean in the park, hence the fjords and
glaciers.. To get to the park, people travel to Seward by rail or car.
The Seward Highway heads north out of Seward, and heads to
Access to other parts of the Kenai Peninsula can be had by taking the
Sterling Highway, which meets the Seward Highway near Cooper Landing.
The park’s climate is heavily influenced by the
ocean and mountains. Summer temperatures can reach into the 60’s and
70’s. However, because of the proximity to the ocean, rainy days are
not uncommon. Winter weather is cold and wet, with temperatures in the
teens and 20’s most days. Cold snaps can see temperatures drop into
the teens below zero.
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