Stay At the Only Lodge in the Kenai Fjords

The Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is located on the remote coastal shores of the Kenai Fjords National Park, the only wilderness lodge located deep inside the park near Aialik Bay. Your visit begins in Seward, where you travel by boat to the lodge. This half-day journey gives you time to explore the national park for views of hanging and tidewater glaciers, orca and humpback whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, sea otters, and seabirds.

Situated on the banks of a protected lagoon within the bay, the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers guests a full view of Pedersen Glacier, thorough wildlife viewing, and endless adventure opportunities.

Dates of Operation: June 1 – Sept 5
Lodge Capacity: 16 cabins
Arrival Schedule: Daily arrivals
WiFi: Not available
Phone Service: None (satellite phone available for emergencies only)
Families Welcome: Minimum age 7
Beer and wine available for purchase

Main Lodge

The main lodge overlooks Pedersen Glacier and serves as the dining room, lounge, and gathering place for guests. The lodge also features a bar area, wood-burning fireplace, telescope, and library.

Lodge Accommodations

There are 16 comfortable guest cabins, separate from the main lodge, each with a private bathroom and private deck with rocking chairs. All share the same dramatic views of Pedersen Lagoon.

Lodge Accessibility

Access to the lodge is by a 4-5 hour boat ride from nearby Seward only.

Lodge Cuisine

The breakfast buffet features hot and cold items such as freshly baked scones, muffins, and granola. If your activities for the day keep you near the lodge for lunch, then hearty hot soups and sandwiches can be enjoyed in the dining room. If your day includes an extended excursion away, then you can pack a lunch to take with you.

After a full day of activity, you can spend some time sharing stories and getting to know your lodge companions during the appetizer hour. Your four-course dinner will be served family-style with the finest ingredients, fresh Alaska seafood, and other specialty dishes.

Lodge Activities

Two-person kayaks are available for guest use and your lodge guides will assist you in determining the best kayaking options based on your experience level. Spend the day gliding among the harbor seals and icebergs in the protected waters of nearby Pedersen Lagoon. Or perhaps your interests will take you to the outer bay where you may find seals, otters, or a variety of seabirds.

If you are interested in a group paddle, the lodge has a 12-person Voyageur canoe which provides another way to experience the awe and wonder of Pedersen Lagoon.

Other guest activities include hiking, informative nature lessons, or free time for you to relax on the remote beach of Aialik Bay.

Suggested Route


Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, receive a personal greeting followed by private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage

Anchorage to Seward

Breakfast included at the hotel prior to meeting your private driver/guide for the scenic journey to Seward. Stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center along the way before arriving into Seward where you will spend the evening.
Overnight Seward

Seward to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before transferring to the Seward Small Boat Harbor. Here you'll board the lodge vessel for passage through Kenai Fjords National Park in search of wildlife. A visit to a tidewater glacier is included before you arrive near the shores of the lodge. A short walk along a well-maintained trail will bring you to the lodge. After your orientation enjoy an afternoon activity or just relax and take in your beautiful surroundings.
Overnight Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Spend the day experiencing the wildlife and beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park on a guided kayak or canoe adventure, or do a bit of beachcombing on your own.
Overnight Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge to Girdwood

You have time for a short morning activity before boarding the vessel to return to Seward. Board the Alaska Railroad deluxe Gold Star train cars for the most stunning rail journey to Girdwood.
Overnight Girdwood

Depart Girdwood

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning before transferring to the Anchorage International Airport by private vehicle in time to check in for your departure flight.
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Map of southcentral Alaska featuring Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
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Close up view of sea otter floating on its back while eating

Make It Your Own

  • Extend your time in Seward or Girdwood.
  • Add private glacier activities such as climbing, hiking, or a glacier dog sled tour.
  • Combine this lodge with another lodge experience.
  • Connect the lodge stay with another Alaska touring program.
  • Buyout the entire property for an exclusive stay for your family and friends.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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