Most of my guests fly into Anchorage and either take a hopper flight to Kenai ( 20 mins.) and drive from there. For anyone who has never been to the Kenai peninsula I recommend the drive, its 2 to 4 lanes of blacktop, where you can see mountain Sheep and Goats along the cliffs of the highway and across from the Russian river too. Look for Beluga whales in the inlet just out of town (about 5 miles) . Take a short side trip to Portage glacier, located near the Whittier turn-off or into Seward and touch Exit glacier. After that you cross the Kenai mountains above treeline, be on the look out for Moose, Bears, Caribou and Eagles along the way. Soon after you drop into the valley you will find yourself near the head waters of the Kenai river, following it to the town of Soldotna and south along the beaches of Cook inlet to Clam Gulch, with great Vistas looking to the west of Mt. Spurr, Mt. Redoubt, and Mt. Illiamna.