Day Eight: Seward
Today you have flexible time on your own to see the many sights of Seward. Consider a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center downtown or a walk along the small boat harbor. Hiking at Mt. Marathon is another option. This afternoon, be back to your lodge, for your 12:30 PM Adventure.
Exit Glacier Tour: Head out to Exit Glacier, a major attraction of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a short walk along the nature trail that takes you to the face of the glacial ice. Watch for mountain goats, moose or bear on the mountainside. During runs, see salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Exit Glacier flows from the 300-square-mile Harding Icefield, and visitors can approach the towering glacier face on a one-half mile footpath. The glacier is one of several that branches downward from the Harding ice field – a massive field of ice spanning the peaks of several mountains. Exit Glacier flows from the ice field down through two mountains where it creates a small river from its glacial melt.
The Harding Icefield Trail is 8-miles roundtrip with a 3500′ elevation gain to overlook the icefield which is the source of Exit Glacier (and others). This trail starts at the foot of the glacier and follows the flank upwards. Really get into the spirit of Alaska!
Then this evening, your return motorcoach to Anchorage begins at 6:30 PM, and arrives in Anchorage at 9:30 PM. As your adventure comes to a close, you will have gained memories that will last a lifetime. With this amount of flexibility, you can customize your tour just as you always dreamed!