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“Awesome tidal glaciers”

Kenai Fjords National Park
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Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise
Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Seward
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We took a cruise to view the tidal glaciers. It was amazing seeing and hearing them calve. It was fun to see the seals, sea lions and puffins. The hike to Exit glacier was great. You can hike right up to it.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Taking a cruise into the park was a very moving and revelational experience for us. We were astonished by the unusually beautiful water, rock formations, blue glaciers, waterfalls, whales, otters, seabirds, sea lions, just the prehistoric grandeur of the entire day. Getting to stand still on the boat and watch a glacier calving was thrilling beyond words. This place is so filled with ever-changing wonder, that any moment spent there is remarkably different from any other in your life. We are very grateful for the experience.

9  Thank Woodsy58
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We initially viewed the Kenai Fjord National Park from one of the cruise tours out of Seward. But later we decided to check out the hikes around the Exit Glacier area near Seward There are a numerous short trails there, but one fairly long and strenuous trail is the Harding Icefield trail (8.2 round-trip, 4,000 foot climb). It climbs from the valley floor up to the Harding Icefield. Much of the trail follows the Exit Glacier and it's full of beautiful views. My wife and I started too late in the day and only made it halfway. Yet it was my favorite hike of the three weeks that I spent in Alaska (including 8 days in Denali). The Exit Glacier area also has a really nice Fjords National Park visitors center.

12  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a trip into true Alaska wilderness that few ever see. You are on the open ocean of the Gulkf of Alaska, so you may experience some motion sickness on the boat, but you will feel that you are at the ends of the Earth.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Easy walk for those with less mobility, but also a longer hike right up to the glacier. Visitor center was smaller than other National Parks.

1  Thank ShirleyO700
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