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LOCATION & ACCESS

I gotta tell ya folks, if you plan to visit the Kenai Peninsula, Exit Glacier is one stop you must put on your itinerary. There is nothing more awesome than walking right up to the face of a glacier that you can almost touch. The shear size of the glacier dwarfs visitors who stand in awe of this slow moving sea of ice....and Exit is a small glacier in comparison to many others in Alaska.

Exit Glacier is part of the Kenai Fjords National Park which lies south and west of Seward, Alaska, 130 road miles south of Anchorage, on the Seward Highway. You can also drive two hours from the Kenai/Soldotna area to reach Seward. Both routes provide a very scenic and enjoyable drive on a well-maintained highway system and traverse through mountains and along rivers and lakes to give you an idea of how rugged and primitive Alaska still is only minutes from our largest city.

In addition to accessibility by road via the Seward Highway, bus and commuter flight service link Seward and Anchorage. The Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) System connects Seward with Homer and Seldovia via Kodiak, providing service to Valdez and Cordova. The Alaska Railroad serves Seward from Anchorage during the summer months with a very scenic rail trip.

In summer, Exit Glacier can be reached by car on a newly paved road (approximately 9 miles long) which is located 3.7 miles before you enter the town of Seward.


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