The coastal town of Seward is set on beautiful Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula and is named after the man who arranged for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.
This strategic spot is the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad and is one of the state’s principal ports.
Glaciers and wildlife
Surrounded by abrupt snow-capped mountains, the town is the gateway to beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park and home to the vast Harding Icefield and a number of tidewater glaciers. The park is one of Alaska’s jewels, where abundant wildlife and sensational glacier scenery competes with whales, sea otters and seabirds.
Suggested itineraries featuring Seward
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Seward, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Seward
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Seward
- Kenai Peninsula 29 miles away
- Cooper Landing 30 miles away
- Anchorage 79 miles away
- Homer 80 miles away
- Prince William Sound 88 miles away
- Valdez 127 miles away
- Talkeetna 156 miles away
- Kodiak Island 192 miles away
- Katmai National Park 206 miles away
- Denali National Park 209 miles away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 227 miles away
- Denali Park Entrance 244 miles away
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park 251 miles away
Accommodation choices for Seward
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Seward. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Seward
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Seward, and which use the best local guides.