Visit Seward, Alaska
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 46 kilometers away
- Cooper Landing 49 kilometers away
- Anchorage 127 kilometers away
- Homer 129 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 141 kilometers away
- Valdez 204 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 250 kilometers away
- Kodiak Island 309 kilometers away
- Katmai National Park 332 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 337 kilometers away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 365 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 393 kilometers away
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park 404 kilometers away
Photos of 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.
Located in the heart of Seward’s small boat harbour, this comfortable, modern hotel offers great views over the harbour, bay and mountains of Seward, Alaska, and makes a convenient base for exploring the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park.
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.
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.
Rustic cabins, remarkable views and fine food combine with jagged peaks, pristine forest and abundant marine life at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, a remote and highly-memorable property near Kenai Fjords National Park.
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.
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.