Seward & Kenai Fjords Points of Interest
Points of Interest
How and where to find Alaska’s glaciers — some of the state’s most beautiful natural attractions
Here’s our list of places to see wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula, as well as tours to get you to the good spots.
Shimmering water, majestic peaks, and an impressive array of wildlife: a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park is the best way to take it all in. In this guide, rangers from Kenai Fjords National Park give you the scoop on what to look for — things that you otherwise might not know about. Learn about the oceanside town of Seward, impressive peaks and glacially carved valleys, and things to look for in the water and on the seaside cliffs.
Behind the town of Seward is a mountain whose first peak rises 3022 feet. Formerly Lowell Mountain, it is now called Mt Marathon.
The Seward area offers the chance to see whales, sea otters, and more. Here are the best viewing spots and tours to get you there.
Quick: what’s the longest combined rail and highway tunnel in North America? It’s the Anderson Memorial Tunnel, and you’ll drive through it on the scenic and historic drive to Whittier. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier. This audio guide gives you the inside scoop on its fascinating history. You’ll… ...more
You can hike right up to Seward’s Exit Glacier and feel the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. Walk the lower trail to get a good photo in front of the glacier face. Or, choose the more challenging 7‑mile round-trip Harding Icefield Trail. There is a short ranger-led walk daily at 11am and 3pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.