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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

Full Day Kenai Fjords National ParkSurrounded 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.

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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.

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    Places near Seward

    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.

    • Seward Harbor 360 Hotel, Seward

      Seward Harbor 360 Hotel


      Located in the heart of Seward’s small boat harbor, this comfortable, modern hotel offers great views over the harbor, bay and mountains of Seward, Alaska, and makes a convenient base for exploring the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park.

    • Cabin at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Seward

      Kenal Fjords Glacier Lodge


      The only lodge in Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge offers comfortable rooms in rustic wooden cabins and immediate access to the pristine wilderness of southern Alaska, with guided walks, kayaking and boat tours to see its abundant wildlife.

    • Exit Glacier Lodge, Seward

      Exit Glacier Lodge


      This simple, characterful lodge is ideally located near the town of Seward, making it a good option for those wanting to walk and explore the Exit Glacier area, and Seward itself.

    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.

    • Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
      Views around Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward, Alaska

      Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

      Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

      On this thrilling eight hour cruise you travel through the stunning scenery of Resurrection Bay, the Kenai Fjords National Park and the Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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