Alaska, Seward

Exit Glacier

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Exit Glacier is a magnificent natural wonder of Kenai Fjords National Park, located just outside of Seward. This awe-inspiring glacier offers you an opportunity to witness the raw power and beauty of glacial ice up close.

As you approach Exit Glacier, you'll be greeted by its towering ice walls and shimmering blue hues. The glacier is accessible via a well-maintained trail that winds through the surrounding forest, allowing you to admire the pristine wilderness and hear the distant rumble of ice breaking off from the glacier.

The trail leads you to an overlook where you can marvel at the immense size and intricate details of the glacier. Witnessing the glacier's ever-changing form and hearing the crackling sounds of ice melting and shifting is a truly humbling experience that highlights the forces of nature at work.

For those looking to explore further, we recommend checking Fyno's vetted Exit Glacier Guides – they provide guided hikes onto the glacier, helicopter tours, and mountanairing adventures, offering a unique opportunity to walk on the ice and learn about glaciology from knowledgeable guides. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the glacier's icy world and gain a deeper understanding of its significance in shaping the landscape. Check the links section for more details.

Beyond the glacier, the surrounding area is rich in flora and fauna, with opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and enjoying the pristine wilderness. The Exit Glacier Visitor Center provides educational exhibits and information about the glacier's formation, history, and ongoing changes due to climate.