Harding Icefield Viewpoint

Looking beyond the peninsula you can see snowcapped mountains. Here you have a glimpse into the edge of the Harding Icefield. This icefield is the main feature of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Formed during the ice age some 20,000 years ago, the Harding Icefield is 30 miles wide by 50 miles long and in places presumed to be 3000-5000 feet thick. There are at least 38 rivers of ice or glaciers that flow out of the Harding Icefield. From here you may be able to see a Nunatak. Nunatak translates from the native tongue as a "lonely peak." They are named such because in places the icefield surrounds entire mountains such that only their peaks stick out of the ice.

Getting There

Latitude: 59.99693
Longitude: -149.698