Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. The peninsula extends approximately 150 miles (240 km) southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Anchorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by the Cook Inlet and on the east by the Prince William Sound. Most of the peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The peninsula includes several of the larger towns in southern Alaska, including Seward on the Gulf of Alaska Coast, Soldotna and Kenai along the Cook Inlet, and Homer, along Kachemak Bay in the south. Across Kachemak Bay from Homer, on the steeper and more remote end of the peninsula are the villages of Seldovia, Nanwalek, and Port Graham.

Kenai Peninsula is known for its stunning wildlife, volcanoes and fishing. Brown bears hunting salmon, moose, mountain goats, dall sheep, trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and bald eagles can all be seen by visitors to the Peninsula.

Things to See & Do

* Bear watching
* Wildlife viewing
* Fishing
* Hiking and kayaking
* Volcanoes

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 19,122 km²
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – There are ports located at Homer, Seldovia and Seward.

Transport Links - The Kenai Peninsula can be reached by car by taking the Seward Highway roughly 40 miles south from Anchorage. Sterling Highway branches west towards Kenai, Seldovia, Ninilchik, and ultimately Homer. These are the only two major roads on the peninsula.
The road system is generally good and four-wheel drive is not needed in the summer.
ERA Aviation and Grant Air offer flights from Anchorage to Kenai or Homer.
It is also possible to take the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway to and from Homer, Seldovia, and Seward.

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