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.

Two people look across the water at mountains from a tour boat.

Make Your Plans

Everything you might need to know as you start planning your trip to the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Become a Junior Ranger

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

Holgate cabin surrounded by woods

Stay In A Public Use Cabin

The park has two coastal public use cabins available in summer and one cabin near Exit Glacier in winter.

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.

Last updated: April 20, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664

Phone:

(907) 422-0500

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