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Kenai Fjords Park

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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. Rays 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 youre 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!

Geography

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 Anchorage. Access to other parts of the Kenai Peninsula can be had by taking the Sterling Highway, which meets the Seward Highway near Cooper Landing.

Climate

The parks climate is heavily influenced by the ocean and mountains. Summer temperatures can reach into the 60s and 70s. 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 20s most days. Cold snaps can see temperatures drop into the teens below zero.

 

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