Seward Highway Tours

Seward Highway
Extending 125 miles (201 kilometers) from Seward to Anchorage, the Seward Highway runs through scenic areas like the Kenai Peninsula, Chugach National Forest, Turnagain Arm and Kenai Mountains. In fact, in 1989 the Seward Highway was declared a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Forest Service, meaning it’s a destination all on its own.

What’s really fascinating about the drive is that as you continue along the road the landscape completely changes. While at one point you might be immersed in rugged peaks and alpine meadows at another you may find yourself enjoying views of majestic fjords, retreating glaciers and mirror lakes. One could easily do the drive in a few hours; however, it’s recommended to spend at least three days exploring the route as there are a range of experiences to have along the way.

From Anchorage to Girdwood you can learn about the state’s railroad history at the Potter Section House Railroad Museum; enjoy 180-degree views of Turnagain Arm from Beluga Point Lookout; or partake in outdoor recreation at Bird Point Park. Between Girdwood and Hope Cutoff experiences like seeing Siberian boar, moose, caribou and bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center; taking a side trip down Portage Glacier Road to hike the nature trails and see the many icebergs on Portage Lake; and exploring one of Alaska’s original gold mining towns at Hope Junction are worthwhile options. From Hope Cutoff to Sterling Highway Cutoff you can overnight at the cozy Summit Lake Lodge or hike the scenic Devil’s Creek Trail where fishing and wildlife spotting are popular activities. And from Sterling Highway Cutoff to Seward salmon viewing at Moose Creek; taking photos at the Kenai Lake viewpoint; and touring the Trail Lakes Fish Hatchery are just a few of the many quintessential Alaskan experiences to stop for.
Address: Seward Highway, AK, USA
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Glacier Discovery Tour

See the Portage Glacier on a 6-hour small-group tour from Anchorage. Follow the scenic Seward Parkway through the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm waterway, stopping at Beluga Point, Bird Point and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge to look for wildlife. Take a cruise on Portage Lake to observe the Portage Glacier up close, then check out wild animals that are being rehabilitated at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Stop for light snacks in the town of Girdwood near Mt Alyeska and take in the Chugach Mountains before returning to Anchorage.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour

Explore the natural beauty of the Turnagain Arm, Portage Valley and city of Anchorage on a customized full-day private tour with an informative guide. Ride a tram to the top of Mt Alyeska, explore the town of Girdwood, and gaze at the Portage Glacier during a cruise on Portage Lake. View Alaska's majestic wildlife during stops at scenic viewpoints and a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Then discover the best spots for restaurants and cultural attractions in Anchorage on a comprehensive city tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Alaska Wildlife Tour

Meet the animals of Alaska on a 4-hour tour from Anchorage. Travel down the gorgeous Seward Parkway along the Turnagain Arm waterway to viewpoints including the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Bird Point and Beluga Point. Take in the breathtaking scenery and look for wildlife, then continue to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, situated at the edge of Portage Valley. Go inside the sprawling nature preserve for injured animals to view large land animals up close. You can see critters such as fox, lynx, grizzly bear, caribou, wood bison and more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cruise Ship Transfer - Wilderness, Wildlife, Glaciers & Free Photo Lesson Tour

Start Your Alaska Adventure with a Private Cruise Ship Transfer!Travel Beyond what a shuttle bus or train can offer. Lose the crowds and go first-class to your Princess Cruise Ship. Enjoy the 60 mile drive from Anchorage to Whittier's Cruise Ship Port.We believe that to see Alaska, you need to walk on its ground. Our Hotel-to-Ship Photo Adventure will make stops along the way to interact with Alaska's nature.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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