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“A great hike to Harding Ice Field”

Kenai Fjords National Park
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Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Seward
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Hell, Michigan
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“A great hike to Harding Ice Field”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Unfortunately we got a much later start on our hike in the afternoon. The hike to Exit Glacier was a neat experience and the air definitely cooled down when you are by the glacier. It helped me understand the importance of layering. We started on the Hardin Ice Field hike about 2:30 or so and it was a strenuous hike since it involved a lot of elevation changes and some loose rocks and slippery spots. We came close to the top but we would have needed about another hour of daylight to safely make it. However, seeing the mountain peaks poking out from the glaciers and the ice field extending for miles was awesome. Next time we'll leave on the hike earlier and we'll stay another day and take a boat tour.

Visited August 2013
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Seattle
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“Gotta Do It!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We spent 3 days in Kenai Fjords. Orginally, we were going to spend our full 8 nights in Denali. Hindsight 20-20 correct decision . .5 nights in the mountains and 3 nights on the water. Great contrast of this great State.

Visited September 2013
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Sacramento
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“Must see in Alaska”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stopped at Exit Glacier and took a boat tour to the park to view wildlife and glaciers. Saw both. Well worth the expense. Seward is a nice town.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“wonderful glaciers”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We went on the 6 hour tour boat tour, and saw otters, sea lions, puffins, and many other birds. The ships captain was an excellent guide, and he really described the dynamic geology and wildlife of the Kenai Bay wonderfully.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Glaciers and more!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Global warming has made so many glaciers recede if not disappear. Thankfully, Alaska still offers visitors a chance to experience one of nature's most compelling sights by visiting Kenai Fjords National Park.

Viewing glaciers are definitely way better than watching them on Discovery Channel - the impact of all we've heard in the news becomes something more tangible. Besides glaciers, this American national treasure also host an incredible array of wildlife, from whales to Dall's porpoises, sea lions to sea otters, harbor seals to horned puffins, etc, etc.

There are several tour operators from Seward, one of which is the highly-recommended Kenai Fjords Tours.

Visited September 2013
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