Kenai Fjords National Park
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Located on the southeastern edge of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Fjords National Park is a stunning wilderness area where towering mountains meet the icy waters of the North Pacific. Covering an area of just over 1,000 square miles, the park is renowned for its dramatic fjords carved by retreating glaciers, a process that has been ongoing for thousands of years. This convergence of ocean and ice creates an extraordinarily diverse and dynamic environment, both above and below the waterline.

One of the park's most iconic features is the Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States. It feeds nearly 40 glaciers that flow like rivers of ice through the valleys, eventually reaching the sea. These tidewater glaciers are one of the park's main attractions, providing the awe-inspiring spectacle of ice calving into the ocean, creating a thunderous crash and often large waves.

The park is also teeming with wildlife. In the water, you can find orcas, humpback whales, and an array of seals and sea lions. On land, black bears and moose roam the forests, while mountain goats navigate the higher, rocky terrain. For birdwatchers, the park is a paradise, with opportunities to spot puffins, eagles, and a host of other seabirds.

The most popular way to explore Kenai Fjords National Park is by boat. Several operators offer tours that navigate the fjords, providing up-close views of the glaciers and excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. Kayaking is another way to experience the park’s watery wonders, allowing for a more intimate exploration of the fjords and inlets.

For those who prefer to stay on land, the park offers a limited but rewarding set of hiking trails. The Harding Icefield Trail is perhaps the most famous, a strenuous 8-mile round-trip hike that offers breathtaking views of the icefield and its surrounding glaciers. This trail is not for the faint-hearted but provides a deeply rewarding experience for those up to the challenge.

In summary, Kenai Fjords National Park is a haven for those seeking both adventure and natural beauty. Whether you're cruising through icy waters, kayaking beside towering cliffs, hiking challenging trails, or simply soaking in the jaw-dropping scenery, the park offers a diverse range of experiences that capture the essence of Alaska's rugged wilderness. It’s a place where the forces of nature are actively shaping the land and where you can witness the grandeur of the Earth's natural processes in action.

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Geeky Facts about Kenai Fjords National Park

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Harding Icefield is one of the largest ice fields in the United States and is located in the park.

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Bear Glacier is the largest glacier out of the 38 registered glaciers.

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Over 190 bird species have been found in the area.

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Alaska Kenai & Denali Adventure

Alaska Kenai & Denali Adventure

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£2,149 / person

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Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness

Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness

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£3,799 / person

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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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6 days from

£2,599 / person

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Discovering the Wilderness: Alaska's National Parks

Discovering the Wilderness: Alaska's National Parks

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8 days from

£2,553 / person

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Outdoor Alaska

Outdoor Alaska

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14 days from

£4,460 / person

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Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

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8 days from

£4,799 / person

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Best of Alaska

Best of Alaska

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10 days from

£4,485 / person

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Majestic Alaska

Majestic Alaska

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£3,720 / person

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