Flight-see, hike, and explore more of Seward.

Let your Seward, Alaska vacation take flight, whether aboard a helicopter or plane. No matter what type of air tour you take, your flight promises unforgettable views of Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska. Once back on solid ground, explore Seward’s abundant hiking trails. Visit glaciers, lakes, and more. Guests also enjoy diving into the town’s vibrant art scene, renowned for its captivating murals depicting historical figures, local events, and natural wonders. Beyond its scenic and artistic allure, Seward Alaska things to do include several iconic events, from the challenging Mount Marathon Race and Silver Salmon Derby, to our beloved Forth of July celebrations. There’s so many Seward Alaska things to do, choose your own adventure!

Seward Air on Glacier

AA Seward Air Tours

Glacier landings, Scenic flights and Air taxi over glaciers, mountains, icefields, fjords and wildlife near Seward, Alaska. Takeoff from the Seward airport to climb over amazing scenery, mountain peaks and glaciers. We will take you to the Harding Icefield, or other glacier, weather permitting. Disembark the airplane onto the frozen surface for pictures, selfies, snowballs, snow angels, and fun. Fly back to Seward for an incredible sight-seeing experience through Resurrection Valley, back to the Seward Airport.


Seward Helicopter Tours

Soar above glaciers and look For wildlife on this scenic flight. Seward is nestled between Kenai Fjords National Park and the Chugach National Forest. These huge swaths of land are protected to keep their stunning beauty. On our scenic flights, enjoy dazzling flights where you will see glaciers, waterfalls and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Look for bears, moose, mountains goats and marine life like whales, seals, and otters. This stunning flight is a great way to see all Seward has to offer.

Marathon Helicopter

Marathon Helicopter Tours

We cover a variety of areas on the Kenai Peninsula. On all you will view waterfalls, glaciers, Resurrection Bay, and potentially a great variety of Alaska wildlife. Our helicopters can accommodate up to 3 guests and everyone gets a window seat. There is a 2 passenger minimum per flight, any child under 24 months old can ride on a lap for free. Pilot Mike is the most seasoned pilot in the area. He has been flying in and around Seward for years and knows the best places to go. Add a glacier landing for an added adventure!

ice hiking

Exit Glacier Guides Ice Hiking Tour

The Best Glacial Ice Hike Adventure In Seward Alaska.
Their tours allow folks to ice climb and ice hie directly on the surface of local glaciers. Our two main playgrounds are Exit Glacier and Godwin Glacier, where we either hike in or approach by helicopter. Our unique private helicopter exploration tours allow you to experience the ice on your own terms. They also offer alpine hiking trips and alpine mountineering  clinics.

Woman near glacier

Visit Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier

With just a 10 to 15 minute drive out of Seward, you can hike right up to the Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. Where many cruises embark and disembark, Exit Glacier is one of the most popular road-accessible glaciers in the state. The well-developed trails here have good footing and interpretive signs, explaining the return of plant life after the ice.  FREE!

Woman on Trail

Tonsina Point Hike

Begin this beautiful hike less than 2 miles from the Lodge! Hiking begins at the parking lot near the trailhead for the Caines Head Coastal Trail. You’ll hike out to the Salmon stream and through various elevations as you descend to the beach and creek. It is a great hike, easy to plan and do on your own without a guide. Plan about 2 to 3 hours to give you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. There are many other area hikes for all levels as well. Find info on this trail and others in the page below.

Take in the Murals of Seward

Since 2008, Seward has proudly held the title of the “Mural Capital of Alaska,” attributed to the creation of 12 expansive murals by talented local artists. Throughout the town, you can witness firsthand the transformation that led to this esteemed recognition. These murals beautifully portray iconic local landscapes such as Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park, alongside commemorating historical milestones like the Alaska Railroad, with Seward serving as its southern terminus. Additionally, they capture significant events like the Iditarod and the renowned Mt. Marathon race. The embedded video captures one of these fabulous murals being created. Learn more and see other murals in the link below.

Area Festivals & Events

Seward Alaska things to do continues with our fabulous events! Elevate your trip to Seward by timing your visit to coincide with one of our lively festivals. Join the festive atmosphere of the 4th of July celebration, complete with parades, fireworks, and the famous Mt. Marathon foot race. Alternatively, anglers can participate in the Silver Salmon Derby, held in mid-August, to compete for the largest catch. For lovers of music and arts, the fall brings the Seward Music & Arts Festival, featuring local talent and delicious food. These events promise to add an extra layer of excitement and enjoyment to your Seward adventure.

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