If you are not that sporty and don’t want to break your neck on the way downhill, I have a few other suggestions for you what to do in Seward which is a small town located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
Camping along the Kenai Fjord
Wake up in a tent at the seaside and enjoy the fresh morning air and stunning view at the Kenai Fjord. The public campground is conveniently located at the shore just right next to town and costs only 10$ a night. Either small downtown or the harbor is around 10 minutes walking distance.
Join a wildlife cruise, hopefully spot whales and see a calving glacier. I have been on three cruises this summer and every time in June, July or August I spotted whales! Gray whales, Humpback Whales and even Orcas! My tip: Go on the long cruise, it is worth the money! You will have more chances to spot whales as you go further out in the open ocean and on top you will see a calving glacier. It is for sure a spectacular moment when you hear the roaring and cracking noise when the glacier feeds some of its ice into the ocean!
Hike up a Glacier
A few miles outside town is Exit Glacier, part of the Harding Ice field. Either you will have to take your own vehicle or catch a shuttle bus as it is an 8 miles ride outside town. You don’t have to hike all the way up to the end of the trail, but make it at least to Mermaid Meadows where you will have a great view of the glacier. If you still feel energetic go one mile further to the top of the cliffs. You will be able to get a glimpse of the massive Harding ice field on top of the mountains. But don’t underestimate the strenuous hike uphill! In addition to the spectacular views you might have an exciting wildlife encounter: there are regularly black bears seen on the trail!
Nightlife in Seward
If you are not too tired after a day full of adventure, go and have a few drinks at the Yukon Bar. On Monday nights you can join the locals singing karaoke and on Sunday nights famous Hobo Jim plays. Every Sunday night in summer locals and tourists mingle in the bar to listen to this Alaskan legend who worked for many years as a commercial fisherman, logger and cowboy.