May 27th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards
Kenai Fjords National Park contains some of the most incredible and impenetrable wilderness in Alaska. It’s a glacial wonderland of stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and expansive alpine and tidewater glaciers.
Established as a national monument in 1978 and a National Park in 1980, Kenai Fjords National Park spans over 1,000 square miles of awe-inspiring Alaskan wilderness, below Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.
Humpback whales, porpoises, sea otters, black bear, moose, gray wolf, puffins, eagles, and much, much more call the waters, glaciers, mountain peaks, rainforest, and meadows of Kenai Fjords National Park home. Humans, too, have called the area home for time out of mind and historical and archeological remains are also protected by the national park designation.
60 percent of the park is covered in snow and ice, with the vast, 936-square-mile Harding Icefield at its edge. From this massive ice field come tidewater glaciers which, in turn, carve out fjords and launch into the waiting sea as icebergs the size of small houses.
One cannot overstate the majestic beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park, whether you’re taking its panorama in from afar, or are close enough to the blue ice of Exit Glacier to hear it crackle.
A Kenai Fjords Glacier Cruise is a wonderful way to attain a close-up glacier experience and see an incredible abundance of wildlife – on water, land, or in the air. More than 80 different species of birds live in Kenai Fjords National Park!
As you cruise along the rugged coastline with its emerging rain-forests, calving glaciers, and diverse wildlife, you’ll rest in complete comfort from behind the large picture windows and viewing decks of the tour vessel. Listen to expert narration by the experienced crew, pointing out details you might otherwise miss and revealing interesting facts that will astound, amuse, and fascinate.
Alaska Adventure Unlimited is proud to offer a number of different tours that include a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park: 7-Day Pride of Alaska, 7-Day Denali Fall Colors, 8-Day Best of Alaska, 10-Day Grand Discovery Alaska, and 10-Day Vision of Alaska all include the opportunity to discover one of Alaska’s most gorgeous gems: Kenai Fjords National Park.