Seward & Kenai Fjords Flightseeing Tours
Flightseeing in Alaska affords you a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the landscape—some excursions take you close to Denali and other tall peaks. But Seward offers up a different and unique perspective.
Lift off from Seward and in minutes you could be flying over the massive Harding Icefield; across Resurrection Bay, where tidewater glaciers spill into the water; and above the craggy green cliffs and rock formations rising out of the water in Kenai Fjords National Park. It’s not uncommon to spot whales and other marine wildlife in the shimmering water, mountain goats clinging to the cliffs, and bears walking along the shore.
For a small town, Seward serves up a variety of flightseeing options. You can take to the skies in a helicopter, a fixed-wing airplane, or a floatplane that lifts off from a glacially fed lake just 25 minutes north in the town of Moose Pass. All are magical. All companies offer the opportunity for landings mid-flight. Helicopters come with the option of landing in unique spots, like on a glacier for some heli-hiking or dogsledding, or on a mountaintop for an unforgettable picnic.
Here are our recommendations for Seward flightseeing companies.
Seward & Kenai Fjords
Start with a dramatic flightseeing trip in either a helicopter or ski plane and then get out onto an ancient river of ice for a thrilling glacier exploration either hiking or climbing.
Get a bird’s‑eye view of one of Alaska’s most dramatic landscapes — Kenai Fjords National Park — on an unforgettable scenic flight out of Seward. Experience the extremely rare opportunity of a Glacier Landing on the Harding Icefield on this small group, intimate adventure.
The area around Seward abounds in glaciers, making it the perfect place to go heli-flightseeing. Fly above town and Resurrection Bay, opt for a glacier landing, or longer flights over Kenai Fjords National Park. They can even drop you off on top of Seward’s famous Mt. Marathon to enjoy the amazing views.
Go flightseeing in a helicopter out of scenic Seward and enjoy unforgettable views of the Kenai Mountain Range, Resurrection Bay, and gorgeous glaciers. Choose from a 30-minute, 45-minute, or 1‑hour long tour. And, add a glacier landing to any of them!
The port city of Seward is a classic stop on any Alaska itinerary, thanks to its proximity to Chugach National Forest and Kenai Fjords National Park. But it’s also one of the more diverse places to fly. This tour operator offers stunning birds-eye views of the area’s alpine meadows, glaciers and fjords, as well as the chance to touch down, explore the terrain and even meet sled dogs.
25 miles north of Seward
With Scenic Mountain Air and you’ll be flying over one of Alaska’s most beautiful areas from Moose Pass. Set on the Kenai Peninsula, 25 miles north of Seward, this central location makes it easy to explore iconic natural features — like glaciers, ice fields, and mountain lakes. Or, use their expertise to fly to remote public use cabins or lakes for fishing.