Kenai Fjords National Park
Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, where mountains, ice, and ocean meet.
The Kenai Fjords were formed by glaciers flowing from the Harding Icefield, nearly 700 square miles of majestic ice that forms the centerpiece of the national park. While much of the park is only accessible via air or boat, the Exit Glacier Nature Center is just a short 12-mile drive from Seward and gives visitors trail access to Exit Glacier and the Harding Icefield.
While Kenai Fjords is the smallest national park in Alaska, it definitely has much to offer. The coastal national park is full of wildlife. Keep your eyes out for bubble feeding humpback whales or pods of orca whales. Listen for the sounds of Steller sea lions, hauled out onto unique rock formations. And look quick for the myriad of seabirds that will fly by you, including puffins.