The town of Seward is an oceanfront port town brilliantly bedazzled in glaciers. Rung by mountains and set on the shores of Resurrection Bay, it’s not only the town at the end of the road on the scenic Seward Highway, but also home to some of Alaska’s top glacier experiences.
When visiting Seward and searching for glaciers, the question is not only which glaciers you’d like to spend your day seeing—but how you plan to get to those glaciers and the way you choose to see them. To visit a glacier by vehicle and foot, Exit Glacier is the most accessible glacier in the area surrounding Seward. It’s the only glacier accessible by road in Kenai Fjords National Park, and hiking trails ascend the glacier until it reaches the vast Harding Icefield. Here it’s possible to literally walk on the shifting river of ice, and see the glacier’s historic retreat as it continues to shrink and recede.