Touch a Glacier

Private charters, small vessels and catamarans explore the narrow coves in and around Seward as chunks of ice, resulting from calving glaciers, crash into its icy waters. Sailing past icebergs and between mountains and fjords, boats travel from Resurrection Bay along scenic coves for up-close views of Holgate and Aialik glaciers. To visit Exit Glacier by foot, hike along the one-mile Glacier Loop Trail. To truly grasp the enormity of Seward’s glaciers, embark on a flightseeing excursion for stunning aerial views. Helicopters and floatplanes will soar over Bear Glacier, the largest in Kenai Fjords National Park, and the 300-foot ice wall of Aialik Glacier. Plan a guided ice climbing or hiking expedition or embark on a glacier dog sled tour to actually touch one of these icy marvels. Unwind at one of the lodges situated in Resurrection Bay; visitors can easily explore the serene waters on paddle boards or sea kayaks while listening to the occasional booming sounds of calving tidewater glaciers.


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Ziplines, flightseeing and helicopter excursions offer panoramic views of mountains, fjords and the coastline.

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Cruise along the jagged coastlines or hike across Harding Ice Field to Exit Glacier.

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