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Kodiak IslandUnited States of America

Be awed by the dramatic wilderness of Kodiak Island, an Alaskan landscape marked by fearsome wildlife, mountainous coastline and a proud heritage. 

Experience Alaska’s finest qualities in the spectacular region of Kodiak Island. This mountainous, forested destination combines the warm welcome and historical sightseeing of Alaskan communities with some of the state’s most spectacular scenery. Kodiak Island also claims to be one of the country’s best places to see magnificent wildlife such as bears and whales.

Start your journey across the island at the Alutiiq Museum, which offers information on Kodiak Island’s Alaskan Native culture. The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral hints at a different era of the island’s history, when Russians immigrated to this part of North America.

Tour other buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The Erskine House was built in the late 18th century as a fur warehouse. Learn about Kodiak’s role in World War II at the Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park.

Leave the towns and villages behind and disappear into the island’s wilderness. Spot the area’s most famous resident, the Kodiak brown bear, on wildlife-watching trips across the island. Hike up the peaks of the island on wilderness trails using maps from the Visitor Information Center in downtown Kodiak.

Take a boat ride around the inlets and bays of Kodiak Island’s jagged coastline. Old Harbor is a popular destination for salmon fishing and spotting puffins. Watch for whales from land at places such as Miller Point or go on a boat trip to find these gentle mammals. Most harbors offer excursions to spot fin, minke and humpback whales, among others.

Enjoy a range of winter activities on the island, such as snowmobile excursions and ice fishing. The landscape gets covered in a blanket of white and the lodges come to life with cozy and welcoming wood fires.

Fly into the town of Kodiak from Anchorage and hop between the islands of the Kodiak archipelago on smaller charter planes. Visit Kodiak Island during any season, although late fall, winter and early spring will require warm clothing for the changeable weather.

Top Hotels in Kodiak Island

Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
3 out of 5
236 W Rezanof Dr, Kodiak, AK
The price is $108 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Kodiak, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SS Albert M. Boe, Russian-American Magazin, and Alutiiq Museum. Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox ...

4/5Very Good! (180 reviews)

"Good place to eat..................................................."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Larsen Bay, AK
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This cabin is in Kodiak.

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Zachar Bay Lodge Inc
Zachar Bay Lodge Inc
2 out of 5
77 Zachar Bay Lane, Kodiak, AK
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This beachfront lodge is located in Kodiak.

Zachar Bay Lodge Inc
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Vacation Rentals in Kodiak Island

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Larsen Bay, AK

This cabin is in Kodiak.

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge - Kodiak Island
Luxurious Accommodations With Spectacular Ocean Views
Luxurious Accommodations With Spectacular Ocean Views
Kodiak, AK

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Woody Island State Recreation Site, and Providence ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Amazing location

"This property is a great find with water viiews and all the amenities needed. The property owner was easy to reach out to and even brought us two dungeness crab one afternoon."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Luxurious Accommodations With Spectacular Ocean Views
Comfortable Living on a Rugged Island
Comfortable Living on a Rugged Island
Kodiak, AK

This family-friendly Kodiak vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church and Russian-American Magazin. Alutiiq Museum ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"The place is nice. Close to town and marinas, that was good for us. Easy to get a hold of owner for any issues. Way better that staying at a hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Comfortable Living on a Rugged Island
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