Call us biased, but we believe Seward is the best destination in Alaska for folks with limited time and a big bucket list. Our charming seaside town is conveniently located an easy and scenic drive from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. A dizzying variety of wilderness excursions ensures that travelers of all ages and ability levels can experience this magical place.
Both dog sledding kennels in Seward offer detailed tours of their facilities, training programs and more. Help the excited pups train for the Iditarod by hopping in a wheeled “sled” and touring the property. These family-friendly tours are fun and affordable.
Seward is home to some of the best hiking in Alaska, with options for all ability levels. Guided hiking is a great way to discover new terrain. Book a tour with a knowledgeable guide to safely explore our beloved local trails. Guided fly-in trips to more remote locations are also available.
Explore extraordinary glacier features—including blue ponds carved from ice and filled with crystal clear water—on a guided tour of Exit Glacier or the less traveled but equally spectacular Godwin Glacier across Resurrection Bay. These excursions are suitable for beginners with a sense of adventure and moderate fitness.
Enjoy the turquoise waters of the Upper Kenai River on a serene river float or a fun river rafting excursion. Whether enjoying a relaxing, scenic cruise or the challenging class II+ rapids, be sure to watch for wildlife as your guide navigates through the amazing mountain scenery.
Set your sights on Alaska, from the stoic glaciers and glistening fjords to the snow-peaked mountains and verdant alpine valleys. Travel by plane, helicopter, boat, bus, bike, on foot or even on horseback – it’s not a question of whether you’ll see something amazing, but how you choose to do so.
The vantage point from a paddleboard is hard to beat. Look down on colorful jellyfish, see starfish clinging to rocks underwater and paddle into the mist of cascading waterfalls. Full- and half-day tours are available. Basic experience is necessary for some tours; beginners are welcome on others.
Seward is making a name for itself as a cold-water surf destination. Since most breaks are accessible only by sea or air, this is one of the few places left in the world where you’ll have the waves to yourself. Half-day adventures and multi-day expeditions are available. Beginners are welcome on most trips.
Choose from a variety of practices and inspired locations, from drop-in classes in a soothing studio to a private session on a secluded mountain or beach. Take your sun salutations to new heights with helicopter yoga tours. Recharge your body and awaken your soul with an all-inclusive yoga retreat in Kenai Fjords.