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 for your Alaska vacation! 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.
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. Private cabins, fresh and hearty meals prepared with gourmet flair, and a relaxing cedar sauna equipped with a Finnish stove complete your experience in rugged seacoast Alaska.
Trip lengths and activities are customizable: choose a trip from two to five days (or more), and have the flexibility of choosing your own dates. Round trip ground transportation, accommodations, activities and delicious meals are included to make this an independent but seamless adventure!
This trip begins with a wildlife and glacier cruise from the charming seacoast town of Seward. Arrive at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and enjoy a hearty, freshly-prepared dinner before settling into your cozy cabin. During the rest of your full days at the Glacier Lodge, guided activity options include hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing, and interpretive nature walks. At the end of the day, relax in the main lounge or on the expansive deck overlooking the lagoon. On your final day, canoe, kayak and explore at the Lodge before returning to Seward. Return to Anchorage via your own transportation or on board the Alaska Railroad.
The sample itinerary below shows a 3 day/2 night stay with the option to add additional days.
Options for Travel To/From Seward
Due to the logistics of getting to this remote Alaskan paradise, it’s almost always necessary to spend a night in Seward prior to starting your trip with us. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Stay with us! We can pick you up in Anchorage between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and bring you to our Kenai Riverside Lodge in Cooper Landing. When you arrive, we’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, we’ll 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 pm. (Additional $515 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, we 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! You would need to book this mode of transportation on your own. 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 our office in Seward. 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, we will certainly find a suitable place to park your car while you’re at our lodge.
Arrive in Alaska with enough time to ensure you can arrive in Seward, Alaska (approximately 2.5 hours south of Anchorage), for the morning of your first day.
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! Your home for the next two nights (or longer) is Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Set deep inside Kenai Fjords National Park (the only lodge in the park!), this remote setting offers a magical experience and a personal connection with seacoast Alaska. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.
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, we 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 our 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. We arrive in the Seward Harbor by 5:30 pm. If your plans include an Alaska Railroad trip back to Anchorage, we make sure to arrive in plenty of time to catch the evening train. Dinner and transfers not included in trip price.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge: The only lodge located in Kenai Fjords National Park, with views of Pedersen Lagoon and Glacier. A network of boardwalks connects the cabins to the main lodge. Each guest cabin features cozy beds, on-demand heat and electricity, full bath amenities, and a private porch with views of Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary.
2 days/1 night – Adult $1025; Child $925
3 days/2 nights – Adult $1990; Child $1790
4 days/3 nights – Adult $2775; Child $2525
5 days/4 nights – Adult $3525; Child $3250
5 or more nights – Adult $840 per person, per additional night; Child $740 per person, per additional night
Trip prices are in U.S. dollars excluding taxes and fuel surcharges, when applicable. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy; solo traveler rates apply. Child rates apply to ages 7 – 18. Please ask about discounts for triple/quadruple occupancy, when available. Trip price includes all meals, accommodations and activities as noted. Optional special interest activities may be offered at the lodge for an additional fee. Trip price does not include tax, applicable fuel surcharge(s), alcoholic beverages, gratuities to staff, or items of a personal nature.
All trip prices are based on double occupancy. Taxes and seasonal fuel surcharges, when applicable, are not included in trip price and are subject to change prior to trip departure. We accept checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
|Payment Schedule:||Amount Due per Person:|
|121+ days prior to departure:||$1,000 or 50% of trip total, whichever is less|
|120 to 61 days:||50% of total|
|Within 60 days:||100% of total|
Reservations made within 60 days must be guaranteed with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation and rebooking will be subject to availability. Cancellation fees will apply.
Upon receipt of your initial deposit, we will send you written confirmation, trip planning materials and a travel insurance application. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Our policies go into effect at the time of book and upon receipt of deposit. Written cancellations and changes must be received in our reservations office to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
If the cancellation or change occurs:
|121+ days prior to departure:||The fee is $300 or 10% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|120 to 91 days:||The fee is $600 or 20% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|90 to 46 days:||50% of total trip cost, per person|
|Within 45 days:||100% of total trip cost, per person|
No refunds will be made on individual features, transfers or sightseeing voluntarily omitted by the participant. No refunds for unused services will be issued. Our tours operate rain or shine. Refunds for cancelled flights or any services reserved outside of Alaska Wildland Adventures will be made in accordance with the rules of the carrier.
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
A Note About Occupancy
In addition to our standard double occupancy, we also offer solo supplement, triple and quad pricing options for our Alaska adventure vacations. Requested solo accommodations, when available, are subject to a solo supplement fee; however, for a solo traveler interested in sharing accommodations with another same sex traveler, we will make every effort to pair you, and the solo supplement fee will be waived. Occasionally, pairing is not possible and a “forced solo” rate will apply during the Alaska vacation. If you are a solo traveler and you’d like to experience an Alaska vacation with Alaska Wildland Adventures, we will do all we can to have you join us!
A Note About Weather
A Note About Weather
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is located in pristine, remote Alaskan wilderness and is only accessible by boat. In rare circumstances, due to high winds, weather fronts or ocean conditions, we are unable to access the lodge at scheduled times. Alternative activities and accommodations have been planned for this uncommon occurrence and will be discussed with you when you check in at our Seward office if necessary.
Please visit Our Policies for additional information.
We want you to have everything you need to be comfortable during your trip with us. Plan your travel wardrobe around informal and comfortable clothing; even at mealtimes, dress is casual.
The weather in Alaska is quite variable so clothing which can be layered is ideal. Of special note is to make sure you bring a high quality rain suit so that even if it rains, you can stay comfortable outdoors and have an enjoyable experience. Items made of wool or synthetic fabric remain comfortable and warm even when wet. Cotton is not recommended for Alaska outdoor activities as the fabric does not easily dry and won’t help keep you warm once wet.
The summer in Alaskan is usually quite mild with temperatures in the fifties and sixties. We liken the Alaska summer to spring or fall in other parts of the country. The most reliable advice is to be prepared for any type of weather! We have found that when our gear and spirits are well suited, the weather is always perfect.
For a complete item-by-item list, visit our Packing List page. Please note that this packing list is designed for a trip eight to nine days in length. You will need most items on this list and we’ve provided an “Optional Items” section for other things that we find useful in Alaska’s backcountry. Also note that there are no laundry facilities available at our wilderness lodges.