Why This Trip?
Rent a car or hop the Alaska Railroad for this quick trip south to the bustling town of Seward. The beauty of the scenic route will be outdone by the natural wonders you'll experience while there. Seward offers several different ways to explore Kenai Fjords National Park—truly one of Alaska's must-sees!
Arrive in Anchorage - Day in Seward
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From Anchorage, it's a 2.5-hour drive, or 4-hour train ride south to this quaint seaside town. Explore the shops and galleries, but be sure to make time for a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center—an aquarium and research facility where you can get an up-close view of Alaska's unique marine creatures, like Stellar sea lions and harbor seals, as well as birds like puffins.
Day & Overnight in Seward
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Jaw-droppingly beautiful, Kenai Fjords National Park plays host to some of the state's most spectacular fjords and glaciers. And several great tour operators offer half- or full-day cruises that take you out to witness their majesty and experience the thrill of a calving glacier. You'll also be on the look out for willdife like whales and sea otters—this time in real life!
Day in Seward - Depart from Anchorage
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Seward offers a unique opportunity: to walk right up to the face of a glacier! Exit Glacier is just a 10- to 15-minute drive from town; a 20-minute walk brings you right up to the mountain of blue ice, where you can listen to it crackle. Another fun option is to spend the morning hiking or sea kayaking; Seward offers several options for both, and all are enthralling. After that, you'll make the scenic drive or train back to Anchorage.