Kodiak Island, AK

Travel Guide
Kodiak Island showing a sandy beach, kayaking or canoeing and mountains

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.

Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
3 out of 5
236 W Rezanof Dr, Kodiak, AK, 99615
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $207 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kodiak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4/5 Very Good! (238 reviews)
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center
Kodiak Compass Suites
Kodiak Compass Suites
2.5 out of 5
203 Alder Lane, Kodiak, AK, 99615
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The price is $235 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kodiak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Russian-American Magazin and SS Albert ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (41 reviews)
"I like the fact that they have a walk in freezer to store your fresh caught fish before you depart"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2022

Kodiak Compass Suites
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
1395 Airport Way, Kodiak, AK, 99615
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $249 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kodiak. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (62 reviews)
"Safe and quiet but no dining options in the area"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Quality Inn
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Awesome View Vacation Rentals: The Mermaid Lair
Awesome View Vacation Rentals: The Mermaid Lair
Kodiak, AK
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Kodiak. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Kodiak
"Everything was great!"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Awesome View Vacation Rentals: The Mermaid Lair
Charming Interior Alongside Kodiak's Pristine Exterior
Charming Interior Alongside Kodiak's Pristine Exterior
Kodiak, AK
Stay at this apartment in Kodiak. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church and Alutiiq Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Nice little kodiak place
"Centrally located for our needs. Street parking was easy. This place was small and perfect for our home base while adventuring. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Charming Interior Alongside Kodiak's Pristine Exterior
THE ROGUE WAVE - Beach Access, Ocean Views
THE ROGUE WAVE - Beach Access, Ocean Views
Kodiak, AK
Stay at this property in Kodiak. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park and Woody Island State ...
THE ROGUE WAVE - Beach Access, Ocean Views
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