After spending a few days at Denali National Park, we headed south towards Kenai Fjords National Park. The drive down to Seward was incredible. So many “picture perfect Alaska landscapes” to take photos of, including the Alaska train.
We setup camp and then headed to the Exit Glacier area. They had signs setup to designate where the glaciers ended and what year. The landscape is rapidly changing for sure.
Kenai Fjords National Park
The highlight of this trip was our boat trip into the National Park. Most of the park is only accessible by water, so we took a trip on the Kenai Fjords Tours boat. The service was incredible, the education great and the views were unbeatable. The boat is sizeable as well, so it isn’t tossing and turning so much.
After the tour, we stayed another night in Seward. The next day we headed back to Anchorage to fly back to Oklahoma.
As we were heading up Seward Highway, we stopped a few times for photos. A tour bus and some other vehicles passed by us. Unfortunately they were involved in a fatal collision about 30 miles up the road. This closed the road down and we missed our flights. Luckily Delta was accommodating and got us on flights the next day so we stayed at the Hilton in Anchorage.
Exit GlacierExit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park Exit Glacier Area
Exit GlacierExit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park
Moon over Resurrection BaySeward, Alaska
Seward EveningQuiet evening over Resurrection Bay
Resurrection BayMoon shines over Resurrection Bay in Seward, AK
Seward HarborThe Boat Docks in Seward, Alaska
Alaskan SceneBear Glacier Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Bulldog CoveKenai Fjords National Park
Inside Resurrection Bay
Sea Lions on Rock
Whale BreachKenai Fjords National Park
Whale in Kenai Fjords
Coming into Aialik Bay
Whale with mountains in the background
Another Kenai Fjords Tour Boat
Aialik Bay AlaskaAialik Bay in the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska
Harbor Seals in Kenai Fjords
Aialik GlacierPanoramic Photo of the very large Aialik Glacier. The glacier is over 400 feet tall, for some perspective.
Leaving Aialik Bay
Whale in front of the mountains"Alaska Shot" of the glacier-topped mountains in the back ground and a whale in the foreground.
Boat and Fjord
Sea Lions just hanging outStellar Sea Lions hang out on a rock in Kenai Fjords National Park
Alaskan Fjords near Seward
Welcome to Fox Island
Seward EagleBald Eagle sits upon a post next to Russurection Bay in Seward, AK
The landscape shot that may have saved my lifeWhile driving from Seward to Anchorage to head to the airport and ultimately home, we passed a tour bus, but later stopped to take this photo. The tour bus passed, and we stopped again further down the road before passing the tour bus. About 15 miles down the road we came across a horrible wreck. The tour bus had smashed into stopped cars on the highway at highway speeds. If we hadn't stopped for this photo, we may have been casualties.
Ben Holcomb is a Storm Chaser that lives in Oklahoma. He has observed over 200 tornadoes since 2007 and has appeared on most national and some international television news networks. Ben loves to travel and has been to all 50 states as well as 19 countries and 38 national parks. Ben works as a Linux Engineer.