Seward & Kenai Fjords Points of Interest

Discover all captivating sights in Seward. The primary attraction is Exit Glacier, located just a short drive from downtown Seward. If you don’t have a car, shuttles are available for convenient transportation to this stunning glacier. And explore our recommended wildlife viewing spots, where you can see a diverse array of Alaska’s fascinating fauna in its natural habitat.

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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.

Here’s our list of places to see wildlife on the Kenai Penin­su­la, as well as tours to get you to the good spots.

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. 

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.

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

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