Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Kenai Peninsula

At nearly double the size of Wales, the Kenai Peninsula is a rich wilderness region with a vast proportion designated as Kenai Fjords National Park. This region is filled with snow-capped mountains and glacier-fed fjords.

The Kenai Peninsula extending south from Anchorage, known as “Alaska’s Playground”, offers the highlights of Alaska in an easily explored microcosm. It is one of the most accessible wilderness areas in Alaska, offering stunning scenery, calving glaciers, many hiking, biking and rafting options and fantastic wildlife viewing including marine mammals and birds. Prince William Sound to the east of the Kenai Peninsula is a huge area of protected islands, fjords and glaciers, home to sea lions, otters, humpback whales, harbour seals, porpoises and orcas.


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Kayaking the inlets, Alaska

Kayak in Prince William Sound

Take to the water in a kayak, navigating around a sheltered cove of the Prince William Sound while searching for the sea otters and whales that inhabit these waterways.

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Glaciers & Mountains by 4×4

Embark on a breathtaking 4×4 road trip alongside the glaciers, wild coastline and snow-capped mountains of the Kenai Peninsula, the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Outdoors in the Kenai Mountains

Set off on foot or mountain bike with a picnic and hot flask to travel along the hundreds of miles of trails in the dramatic Kenai Mountains.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Tutka Bay Lodge £££££

  • Alaska
  • Wilderness

Just a short hop by boat from Homer on the Kenai Peninsula, Tutka Bay is a secluded wilderness retreat overlooking Kachemak Bay. Tucked inside pristine old-growth Sitka forests at the head of a seven-mile fjord, the lodge is not only a sanctuary to relax in but a base from which to discover the stunning surroundings. With rocky coastlines, dramatic mountains and peaceful beaches, activities on offer include whale watching, kayaking, hiking and flightseeing. A days fishing can be finished off in the award-winning cooking school, cooking your catch of the day.

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Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge £££££

  • Alaska
  • Wilderness

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, is the only wilderness lodge located within the Kenai Fjords National Park. The lodge has just 16 simple cabins surrounded by a 1,700-acre wildlife sanctuary and on the edge of a protected lagoon. The main lodge building houses a lounge and dining room with views to the Pedersen glacier. There are many activities on offer to match individual interest including sea kayaking, canoeing, a marine wildlife cruise, guided nature walks and hiking.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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