Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is the only lodge located inside of Kenai
Fjords National Park. The lodge is a new addition to Alaska's ocean front nature
lodges. It is nestled on the banks of a protected lagoon with stunning views of
Pedersen Glacier flowing out of the massive Harding Icefield in the Kenai
Mountains, which surround the lodge. Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge features an
elegantly rustic main lodge building for meals and relaxation, with 16 nicely
appointed cabins with private bathrooms.|
By day, guests can choose from a
range of activities to match individual interests and energy levels, from guided
hiking to sea kayaking through the lagoon and Aialik Bay. For the less
adventuresome, relax by strolling along the pristine beachfront or perusing the
naturalist library in the main lodge. In the evening, the main lodge serves as
the dining room and lounge. Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is an ideal venue to
relax and appreciate Alaska's majestic beauty. Accessible from Seward, Kenai
Fjords Glacier Lodge is a perfect wilderness lodge addition to any Alaska
LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is located on the remote wilderness shores of Kenai
Fjords National Park. Access to the lodge is by boat only.
daily access to the lodge by boat is possible almost every day of the summer,
unseasonal weather occurs from time to time. In the remote chance that safe and
comfortable boat travel to the lodge is not possible, alternate accommodations,
activities, and meals in the town of Seward will be provided until passage to
the lodge is possible. In this case, no refunds will be granted and no
additional charges will be levied.
Lodge setting and
accommodation: This new wilderness Eco lodge is completely surrounded
by Kenai Fjords National Park. It is the only lodge located within
the park. From this spectacular setting on the shore of a
protected lagoon in full view of Pedersen Glacier, wildlife viewing
opportunities abound, as do activity choices. The lodge is located in bear
habitat and often black bears are spotted (cannot be guaranteed!).
Lodge consists of 16 comfortably appointed log guest cabins with private baths
and a central Lodge. The central Lodge serves as the dining room, lounge, and
gathering place for lodge visitors. Each cabin, as well as the Lodge, enjoys a
dramatic view of Pedersen Glacier and Lagoon.
Guests enjoy great Alaskan-styled appetizers, main courses and desserts served
in a family-style setting. Using the finest ingredients, the chefs create
beautiful meals featuring fresh baked breads, a variety of fruits and
vegetables, fresh Alaska seafood and other specialty dishes. The lodge can also
accommodate special dietary needs and offers vegetarian options - with advanced
notice only! Beverages are not included, beer and wine are available for
Activities: Activities from the lodge include
sea kayaking on protected waters (from short paddles to half-day trips), hiking
(from interpretive walks to full-day treks), as well as exploring the lagoon by
canoe. Each day offers a variety of activity choices to meet guest's interest
and energy level.
1/Arrival: In the morning between
8:00-10:00H depart from the scenic seaport of Seward. After a 4-5
hour wildlife and tidewater glacier journey of Kenai Fjords National Park by
boat (included), arrive at the shores near the lodge. The lodge and guest cabins
are an easy 20 minute walk from the outer coast along a maintained trail;
motorized travel is provided if desired. After an orientation you have the
afternoon available for optional activities. Evening programs are also
available. (lunch, dinner.)
Day 2/Departure: Choose a
short morning activity to suit your interest. (Lunch is either in-camp or packed
lunch on an activity). After lunch board the boat for a scenic boat tour through
parts of Kenai Fjords National Park back to Seward (approx. 2 hrs). Arrive in
Seward between 17:00-17:30H, in time for train and bus departures to Anchorage
or overnight in Seward. (Breakfast, lunch.)
If you stay
longer: Choose from a wide variety of activities offered daily,
including sea kayaking (short and long tours), hikes for various energy levels,
canoeing across the lagoon, and interpretive programs. Take a sack lunch for
extended activities or join an in-camp lunch in between shorter trips. Choose
time to relax if you wish. Dinner and evening programs are hosted in the main
lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
Note: Although we
recommend at least a 2-night stay, 1-night stays are also
Child rates (7-11
years) available on request. Not recommended for families with younger children
(6 years and under).
arrival, we will need to ask you to fill out a special form for the
lodge in regards to dietary needs and to sign a liability
form. We will provide these forms approx. 4 weeks prior to traveling.
Deposit of 50% is required, without reservation is not confirmed!
Final payment due 60 days prior!
REFUND / CANCELLATION
Any time after confirmation: $300 per
120-91 days prior to lodge stay date: $600 per
90-46 days prior to lodge stay date: 60% of invoice
45 to 0 days prior to lodge stay date: 100% of invoice
TRAVEL TO ALASKA:
Please make sure you have your proper documents (US Drivers License or
passport) with you, your credit card and camera/video recorder.
If you booked a rental car with us that you will pick up upon arrival in
Alaska, please make sure you provide us with your flight arrival information so
that your car is ready for you when you arrive!
Also remember that Alaska has its own time zone. Alaska is 1 hour behind
Pacific Standard Time / 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time / 3 hours behind
Central Standard Time / 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO PACK:
Temperatures from June through August range between 60°F / 16° C to 80°F /
27°. May and September are typically cooler, with temperatures ranging between
45°F / 7° C to 55°F / 13° C. Temperatures in the winter can range from -40
degrees to 40 degrees.
If summer or winter the general rule for Alaska is casual, comfortable
clothing that can be worn in layers. The first layer should be something thin
and next to the skin (try to avoid cotton). The second layer adds warmth and
allows you the option of removing if it gets warmer (mostly fleece or similar).
The third layer should protect you against rain and wind if necessary.
For day cruises into Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National
Park, for example, we recommend an extra layer including a scarf, hat and
gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats - even in the summer!
Comfortable walking shoes or water repellent hiking boots are also
If you visit in the winter, your outer layer should
protect you against the cold and wind. Even so jeans are comfortable, they are
not ideal when it is really cold. Ski pants are protecting better against the
cold weather. Do not forget to bring a warm scarf, hat, gloves, and boots.