December 10, 2013

AK Adventures | Kenai Fjords National Park

Seward is a small town about a 3 hour extremely picturesque drive south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula.  It was named after the US Secretary of State, William H. Seward, who fought for the US purchase of Alaska from Russian in 1867.

In the summer of 2011, one of my girlfriends made the trek up to visit us.  Since it was also my birthday weekend, we decided to make a trip down to Seward and visit Kenai Fjords National Park. The park was established in 1980 to "maintain unimpaired the scenic and environmental integrity of the Harding Icefield, its outflowing glaciers and coastal fjords and islands." 

On land, we spent a night camping at the foot of Exit Glacier, the only part of the park accessible by road. We hiked the glacier trail, giving us an unclose experience with an active glacier. 

On water, we took a Major Marine wildlife cruise on Resurrection Bay where we visited more glaciers and experienced the various wildlife that calls the park home: stellar sea lions, humpback whales, tufted puffins, bald eagles, sea otters, Dall's porpoises, mountain goats, harbour seals, and more.

We spent the entire weekend admiring the breathtaking beauty and unspoiled wilderness of Alaska.

Have you ever gone on a wildlife cruise? Or climbed a glacier?

Follow more of our Alaskan adventures here: Prince William Sound  |  Iditarod



  1. I am so jealous of you, it looks so beautiful up there! I used to live in Colorado and I miss hiking/camping tremendously so it is really nice to see your pictures.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I've never been to Alaska but am dying to go, especially after looking through your blog! Thanks for linking up! Excited to be your newest follower! :)

    Rachel from BrachelBoulevard

  3. Alaska looks so incredibly beautiful!! We are thinking of cruising there within the next 5 years because I want to go there so badly!

  4. I love going to Exit Glacier. My husband hiked up to the Harding Ice Field a long time ago. I would have loved to have seen it, but I'm not much of an up a mountain hiker!! Ha!

  5. The scenery is wicked Mar! It's amazing to see that stunning hue of blue in the glacier. Great photos :)

  6. This is high high high on my list of things to do while we are stationed in Alaska! Have you been to the aquarium in seward? I want to take my little ones these as well.

  7. As per usual your pictures are lovely. Was that a goat up on the mountain?? PS. I really enjoy reading your blog - so have tagged you for the blogging Sunshine Award. Enjoy!
    Claire xx

  8. That looks like such an amazing park to visit! So many interesting animals. Lovely photos!

  9. J has a great uncle who has a boat there. Perfect excuse to go back and visit :) We are saving up for a trip back to AK in roughly two years.

  10. This makes me super excited! My husband and I just got married in May, and we decided to make the journey from IL to the bush of AK. Just a few weeks ago, he got a job offer in Seward, so he will be working there next semester while I'm still teaching in Newtok, Alaska. Your posts about Alaska make me super excited to visit more of the "civilized" parts. There is so much to do there that I don't have out here. Thanks for sharing!


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