Are you looking to explore the wondrous natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness? You'll want to add Kenai Fjords National Park to your Alaskan itinerary! From its 40+ glaciers to its scenic mountains, Kenai Fjords is a picture-perfect site for outdoor exploration.
1. Kayaking - Aialik Glacier Day Trip
View the glaciers and wildlife up close by kayaking in the Kenai Fjords. Since these waters aren't for beginners, we highly recommend a guided tour with Kayak Adventures Worldwide. Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor, Kayak Adventures Worldwide has a large variety of tours and paddles, so you're sure to find the perfect adventure for your group. We recommend the Aialik Glacier Day Trip. This full-day trip combines a 2+ Hour Wildlife Boat Tour with Glacier Kayaking. This tour boasts sightings of wildlife like "humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, mountain goats, sea otters, and more." You'll get the best of both worlds with this nine-hour excursion.
2. Exploring Exit Glacier
Exit Glacier is perfect for beginner hikers or those who can only spare a half-day in Kanai Fjords National Park. If you're looking for something milder, check out Glacier View Loop Trail. This 1-mile trail loops back to the parking lot and includes a glacier viewpoint and a picnic area. If you're looking for an extra challenge, you can add the extra .6 mile to your trip and check out the Glacier Overlook Trail. This moderate trek can be accessed by turning left at the trail-side kiosk while you're on Glacier View Loop Trail. These are picture-perfect trails, so be sure to bring your camera!
Travel Tip: Glacier View Loop Trail is an accessible trail for those with wheelchairs or scooters. That means everyone can enjoy the beauty!
3. Hiking - Harding Icefield Trail
More experienced hikers are sure to enjoy the 8.2-mile round trip Harding Icefield Trail. This 6–8-hour hike is considered a strenuous one, so be sure to prepare ahead of time and check trail conditions before you depart. Although challenging, this hike showcases Alaska's natural beauty like no other. If you'd feel more comfortable hiking with a guide, check out Seward Wilderness Collective for private, guided hiking tours.
Travel Tip: There are no restrooms or trash cans on the trail. Be prepared to store any trash you accumulate on your person as you hike.
More Outdoor Activities Await You in Homer, AK!
Are you ready to plan the next leg of your Alaskan getaway? You won't want to miss exploring what Homer, AK has to offer. Let our staff assist you in planning an authentic Alaskan experience by booking unique vacation packages through the Driftwood Inn! Experience wildlife like never before with our Bear Viewing package, cruise through the sky on a scenic, one-hour flight to your destination for 3 to 4 hours of guided bear viewing, or book one of our year-round halibut and salmon charters.