Kenai Fjords – Alaska

Date of Visit: July 27-28, 2014

How we got there: Flew from Chicago to Anchorage and then drove 2.5 hours south to Seward.

Lodging: Salmon Creek Cabins

Favorites:

  • Harding Icefield Trail – Strenuous 9-mile out and back hike with 3,953 ft elevation gain. Begins in the forest near the Exit Glacier Nature Center and climbs well above the tree line with a spectacular view over the 300 square mile Harding Icefield and Exit Glacier.
  • Ranger-guided boat tourMajor Marine Tours offers several options for cruise destinations and lengths throughout the day. We did an evening wildlife watching cruise that featured a salmon and prime rib buffet.

Tips: Eat delicious crepes at Le Barn Appetit just north of Seward.

Next time: Go deeper into the park with a flightseeing tour or full-day cruise. Kayak in Bear Glacier Lagoon.

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