Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Sugpiaq people relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

snowmobiles on the outwash plain near Exit Glacier

Explore Winter at Exit Glacier

Once the road to Exit Glacier is snow-covered and closed to cars, it is accessible by cross-country skis, fat bikes, snowmobiles, and more.

Glacier meeting the water

Current Conditions

The park is open year-round; however, changing conditions can dictate what areas are accessible. Check the conditions before setting out.

Students raise their hands while watching a park ranger on a projection screen.

Distance Learning

Is Kenai Fjords too far for a class field trip? Try distance learning and bring the park to your classroom!

Park Ranger holding a skull

Attend A Ranger-led Program

Join a park ranger for a short walk, interpretive talk, or a day hike and learn more about your park.

Tour boat with humpback whale breaching

Explore The Fjords On a Boat Tour

Boat tours depart Seward's small boat harbor daily during the summer months, making it easy to travel deeper into the park.

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Become a Junior Ranger

No matter your age, we've got a program for you, including our new Explorer App.

Exit Glacier and outwash plain

Experience Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier, the only part of the park accessible by road, offers short trails, viewpoints, and a nature center.

Woman looking over the Harding Icefield

Hiking the Harding Icefield Trail

Completing the strenuous Harding Icefield Trail represents quite an accomplishment. The 8.2-mile round trip provides a spectacular day hike.

Kayaker viewing Pedersen Glacier

Kayaking in Kenai Fjords

Kayaking in Kenai Fjords can be an exciting way to explore the fjords, see glaciers, and view wildlife.

Last updated: October 30, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


(907) 422-0500

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