On one of my trips to Alaska it was a must for me to visit the Kenai Fjords National Park. This National Park covers over 587,000 acres. I decided on the 7.5 hour small cruise tour that would take me up close and personal with glaciers, abundant wildlife, including a pod of nine Orca whales, and some of the most breathtaking scenery Alaska has to offer. This cruise allowed me to see remote parts of the park.
Did you know that Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska is the largest National Park in the United States? Over 13 million acres. But did you know it is the least visited National Park?
My next stop on my Alaska adventure, I headed due south to the end of the Kenai Peninsula. Homer, Alaska is a small town, but big on activities. During the summer months Homer is a busy place, there is so much do to here you could easily spend a few days or a week.
Ninilchik (Нинильчик), Alaska is a small village on the Kenai Peninsula about 2 hours south of Anchorage.The village has a population of just over 800 people. What catches your eye as you drive down Sterling Highway is a beautiful Russian Orthodox Church up on a bluff overlooking the river.
I have been to Alaska twice and now working on a third trip and one quintessential must do is see glaciers, lots of glaciers. There are over 600 named glaciers in Alaska, but there are thousands more. Some are only accessible by boat, plane or rail, others you can get as close to as a stone’s throw. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike to see one!