KENAI FJORDS GLACIER LODGE
Starting at $1,095 Per Adult
Trip Starting Point
Adventure Lodge | Ocean Based Lodge
Aialik Bay, Alaska
Description & Activities
As the only wilderness lodge within Alaska’s 700,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park, a stay at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers unparalleled wilderness access. Nestled within an Alaska Native-owned wildlife sanctuary, the lodge and guest cabins enjoy stunning views of Pedersen Glacier. Lodge activities include sea kayaking amid harbor seals and glittering glacial ice, hiking to stunning vistas of the mountains and ocean, walking through the verdant coastal forest surrounding the lodge, beachcombing on Aialik Bay, canoe explorations to watch the wildlife play, and more! Each day, choose the activities that match your interest and energy level.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge was developed with efforts to minimize the impact on the natural area, and is managed with a strong commitment to ecological sensitivity. By providing so many diverse and engaging activities at one ideal location, KFGL can reduce the energy footprint of travel. Additionally, the total number of guests at the lodge is limited to minimize environmental impact.
Lodge & Dining Details
The lodge features a beautiful dining room and lounge area, as well as a staffed bar for a glass of beer or wine. An expansive deck with rocking chairs and views of Pedersen Glacier are just steps out from the main lodge.
The sixteen guest cabins are connected to the main lodge area via a network of elevated boardwalks. These cozy cabins offer lodge-style furnishings, linens, blankets, on demand heat and electricity. Each one comes with a private en-suite bathroom and private porch offering views of Pedersen Lagoon.
All meals and snacks are included with your stay. Meals are home-cooked, delicious and healthy. With advance notice, special diets are happily accommodated.
Marine Wildlife and Glacier Cruise
Check-in at the Seward office by 9:15 a.m. on the first day of your adventure. From the picturesque small town of Seward, embark by small boat to enjoy the wonders of coastal Alaska including viewing hanging and tidewater glaciers, looking for bird and sea lion rookeries and scanning for whales. This trip also features an on-board lunch of gourmet-style sandwiches, snacks and hot/cold beverages in front of a tidewater glacier before arrival at the Glacier Lodge.
Explore Kenai Fjords National Park
After breakfast in the main lodge, choose from a wide array of activities which may include sea kayaking in Aialik Bay, exploring waterfalls and the impressive Aialik Glacier, exploring Pedersen Lagoon by canoe to search for otters and other marine animals, and interpretive nature walks. All activities are suitable for beginners and require no previous experience.
For those seeking relaxation, the lodge offers ideal comfort within direct views of nature. Curious sea otters and seals frequent the lagoon just steps from the main lodge deck. In a nearby meadow, you can sometimes glimpse bears and other wildlife. Cozy up with a good book and let your worries drift out with the tide!
In the evening, share stories from your day’s adventure with other guests and join an evening natural history presentation, given by local expert guides or guest speakers. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.
Savor another morning in the wilds of Kenai Fjords National Park; kayak, canoe or beachcomb for a half-day before boarding the boat for the return wildlife cruise to Seward. En route, enjoy another opportunity to photograph the sheer cliffs of the fjords, scan for birdlife and seek out marine wildlife. Arrive in the Seward Harbor by 5:30 pm.
Due to the logistics of getting to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, it’s almost always necessary to spend a night in Seward prior to starting your trip. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Stay at their sister lodge Kenai Riverside Lodge. THey pick you up in Anchorage between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and bring you to the Kenai Riverside Lodge in Cooper Landing. Upon arrival they’ll show you to your private riverside cabin, provide a four course meal and take you to Seward to meet the boat in the morning after breakfast. When you return from Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, they can take you to meet the train from Seward back to Anchorage. This particular section of the Alaska Railroad is really spectacular. Arrive in Anchorage by 10:30 p.m. (Additional $600 per person).
2. Alaska Railroad. Arrive in Seward a day early by taking the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward. Spend a day exploring Seward and spend a night in this charming town before departing to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. When you return from the lodge, they can have you back at the depot before it departs back to Anchorage at 6:00 p.m.
3. The Parks Connection is a motor coach company that provides connections between Seward, Anchorage and Denali. Meet the bus at 7 a.m. at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage and arrive in Seward at 9:45 a.m. Take this day to explore Seward. Don’t forget one option is to take the Parks Connection to Seward and take the Alaska Railroad back!
4. Hertz Rental Cars is the only rental car company in Seward and also happens to be directly next to their office. One option is to rent a Hertz car in Anchorage, drop it off in Seward and then take the train back. One-way cars can sometimes be difficult to rent, so book in advance. If you have a rental car from another company, they will certainly find a suitable place to park your car while you’re at the lodge.
Rates & Package Options
2-Days / 1-Night
$1,095 Per Adult / $995 Per Youth
3-Days / 2-Nights
$2,125 Per Adult / $1,925 Per Youth
4-Days / 3-Nights
$2,950 Per Adult / $2,750 Per Youth
5-Days / 4-Nights
$3,750 Per Adult / $3,450 Per Youth
5 or More Nights
$885 Adult / $785 Youth - Per Additional Night
* Youth is 18 & Under
• Transportation to the lodge from Seward
• Use of Sauna