• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Places To Go

Kenai Fjords can be divided into three main areas; Exit Glacier, the coastal fjords, and the Harding Icefield. Each provides visitors with very different opportunities to experience and explore this place where mountains, ice, and ocean meet.

 
Exit Glacier's terminus

The 'face' of Exit Glacier changes dramatically as the ice shifts and cracks.

NPS Photo

Exit Glacier: Exit Glacier is the easiest part of the park to access. Short trails to Exit Glacier's terminus, ranger programs, and interpretive displays make it a popular day use area.
 
Three Hole Point in Aialik Bay

Ocean waves and other erosional forces carved the scenic Three Hole Point along Kenai Fjords coastline.

NPS Photo

The Coast: Boat tours and kayaks are great ways to experience the park's backcountry coastline, tidewater glaciers, and marine wildlife.

 
Hikers at the edge of the vast Harding Icefield

Nunataks, or isolated mountain peaks rising out of the Harding Icefield are islands on a vast sea of ice.

© Ron Niebrugge—www.wildnatureimages.com

The Harding Icefield: This is the park's dominant feature. It is somewhat harder to access, but a scenic overflight gives you a sense of its vast size and hikers can get great views from the Harding Icefield Trail.

Did You Know?

Orca whales

There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.