Kenai Fjords National Park
It’s said that the Kenai Peninsula is a microcosm of Alaska—almost every type of ecosystem in the state is represented. And at the tip of that peninsula, a comfortable 3-hour drive from Anchorage, the crenulated coastline of Kenai Fjords National Park is home to some of most breathtaking vistas in North America.
The massive Harding Icefield, with the occasional nunatak (“lonely peak”) rising up from its almost perfectly level surface, feeds the 38 glaciers of the Park. These glaciers have been sculpting the landscape of the fjords since the Pleistocene era, making a home for the many species of marine life—mammal, fish, and avian alike—that throng here.
Just 125 miles from Anchorage and easily accessible by highway and rail—as well as a frequent stop for major cruise lines—Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most charming towns, surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty.
As the “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,” Seward offers incredible opportunities for outdoor exploration, recreation and plain-old relaxation. Of course there are our glacier and wildlife cruises—a must if you want to really experience the National Park—but there's also camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, mountain biking, mountain climbing, bird-watching, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, dog mushing…you name it!
Seward was voted #1 U.S. Destination for 2010 in TripAdvisor.com’s annual travel trends survey, and was the recipient of the National Civic League’s 2005 All-America City Award. Seward obviously wins the hearts of those who come to visit. Visit us here, and discover why so many travelers have placed Seward at the top of their list!