Located at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is about 200 kilometres south of Anchorage. The gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, this picturesque harbour town’s slogan is ‘Alaska Starts Here’ – and for good reason.
- close to the Kenai Fjords tours
- easy access to shops, restaurants and cafes
- walking distance to tour operators and information outlets.
How to Get Around
- Currency - the currency in Alaska is the US dollar. Coins come in 1 cent (penny), 5 cent (nickel), 10 cent (dime), 25 cent (quarter), 50 cent (half-dollar) and $1 denominations. Notes come in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
- Time Zone - Seward uses Alaska Standard Time (AKST). AKST is 9 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT), used in the summer, is 8 hours behind UTC.
- Weather - average temperatures in Seward range from 0º Celsius in January and February to 17º Celsius in July and August. June and July are the driest months with an average rainfall of 60mm.
- Exit Glacier - Exit Glacier offers the chance to get up close to one of nature’s most magnificent phenomena. The paved and clearly marked main trail is easy to navigate, and free ranger tours are available. Changing weather conditions mean the glacier is receding every year, so be sure to check out the date markers. The weather on the day will determine how close you can get.
- Kenai Fjords National Park - this scenic park is made up of a series of picturesque islands, rocky outcrops, pristine coves and magnificent fjords and glaciers. On any of the local tours you’re likely to see seals, whales, puffins, bald eagles, sea otters, mountain goats and, if you’re lucky, bears.
- Alaska SeaLife Centre - opened in 1998, this state-of-the-art aquarium and marine life centre is home to a custom-built puffin habitat where you can see the birds ‘fly’ underwater. Another popular attraction is Woody, the 725-kilogram male sea lion that calls this place home. Behind-the-scenes tours are also available.
- Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours - experience the history of Alaska with a family-friendly sled dog ride. Children will enjoy cuddling Husky puppies and riding in the wheeled sled, while adults will be captivated by the true stories of sledding in some of the world’s harshest conditions.