Ecotourism at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Last updated December 1, 2023

Ecotourism. It’s all the rage. Both adventure travel and sustainable travel have become increasingly popular.

According to The International Ecotourism Society, the current definition of ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.”

Travelers want to explore new and exciting areas. Ecotourists aspire to travel sustainably and educate themselves along the way. You can be both a traveler and an ecotourist.

More often than not, both travelers and ecotourists visit destinations that will invest in their holistic health. If this sounds like you, then you definitely want to consider accommodation at Alaska Wildland Adventures’ Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Welcome to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers ecotourists and visiting guests alike the chance to embark upon the Pedersen Glacier wildlife sanctuary. The Pedersen Glacier wildlife sanctuary is a lagoon located within Kenai Fjords National Park. This enormous wildlife reserve is located on the outskirts of a small town known as Seward, Alaska. There are many things to do. An ecotourist can choose to visit the Exit Glacier, kayak, hike, mountaineer, or fish, among other things. 

Visitors can even spend the night in the park. There are public use cabins that tourists can use for an overnight experience near Exit Glacier. This may appeal to you if you wish to do more activities the following day. As if all the activities are not enough to fill the first day!

Let’s move on from the parks. After all, there is so much to do at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Not only are guests provided with the exclusive opportunity to explore Pedersen Glacier wildlife sanctuary, they are also offered pampering. After a day at the national park, pampering is just what your sore muscles need. Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge includes a variety of rejuvenating, relaxing, and invigorating wellness amenities.

For those seeking a unique Alaska vacation, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge has a tremendous amount to offer.

Getting There Is Half the Excitement

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is nestled deep within Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park. Located on a peninsula in front of a small lagoon (the Pedersen Glacier wildlife center!), it is only accessible by water and air.

That being said, you get to enjoy an incredible boat tour. Traversing gorgeous Alaskan waters both to and from the lodge, you will witness the beauty that is Alaska. It is likely that you will see all types of incredible wildlife. Make sure you pack your camera! You’ll want those snapshots later.

Whales, sea lions, otters, and dozens of unique species of birds frequent these waters. The variety of animals offer amazing opportunities for sightseeing. Photographers love capturing the beauty of these Alaskan natives in their natural habitat. Despite the photographers, you don’t have to be camera-savvy to record some images of Alaska’s exquisite wildlife! Get some pictures on your phone to show your family and friends back home. Update your Facebook timeline for your parents and grandparents. There’s no need to withhold Alaska’s beauty. Share it with everyone you know! Maybe it will persuade them to go with you on your next trip up North.

Whether coming or going, you will appreciate the wonders that this Alaskan vacation has to offer.

The Magic of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is right in the midst of the Kenai Mountains. The lodge is quite an unexpected sight. Within the 700,000 acres of the national park, you can spot the lodge.

Fun fact: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is the only resort destination within the area. This makes it a truly unique vacation to Alaska!

Secondly, the image of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is immediately enchanting. The lodge combines both rustic and modern features. Do not doubt that Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge provides luxurious comfort to its guests.

At the same time, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge creates an adventurous spirit. The location primes the lodge’s guests for ecotourism. That’s pretty obvious… After all. It is within a national park and wildlife reserve!

Channel your inner ecotourist and explore the numerous trails and waters. Or take a break. Simply relax on the porch and enjoy the views. In either case, you will appreciate why many seek out this remote vacation destination.

A Natural Approach to Holistic Health

From a wellness perspective, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is a resort that approaches health naturally and holistically. Combining ecotourism and luxury, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge maintains a reputation for quality and sustainability.

Health and wellness are key values of Kenai Fjords’ guest services. To maintain your physical health, there are a number of fitness activities. These exercises allow you to appreciate all of the beauty that a vacation to Alaska has to offer. Kayaking, canoeing, and hiking are all available through small guided tours. After you have the geography down and feel confident enough to explore on your own, take a hike! Get some fresh air and enjoy the solidarity of nature.

The natural setting of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers an ideal place for meditation and yoga experiences. And, of course, forest bathing. Forest bathing is an inherent opportunity if you enjoy this wellness activity. Cleanse your mind, body, and soul within Alaskan waters. It will be the most revitalizing bath you have had since arriving!

After reading this, I am sure you can appreciate how Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is an outstanding getaway for ecotourists and vacationers. The lodge is a great environment that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

A Wilderness Lodge with Comfort in Mind

While the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge has much to offer in natural beauty, it was designed for comfort as well. In addition to its luxurious cabins, Kenai Fjords also has a woodfire sauna to help guests relax. 

Likewise, it also offers fine dining at its best along with a local microbrewery for your personal enjoyment. From this perspective, it is clear that this Alaska vacation is one that respects nature, comfort and health. 

And at the same time, it invites you to partake in a number of intriguing adventures. If this sounds appealing, then perhaps your next vacation might be to Kenai Fjords with Alaska Wildland Adventures.

It will certainly be a wellness escape you won’t soon forget.

Images courtesy Alaska Wildland Adventures

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