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Winter in Seward, Alaska

We often get asked what Seward is like in the winter.  The answer is AMAZING! Sure, we have shorter daylight hours checking in at about 5 hours on the shortest day, but those short days lead to incredible light for long sunrises and sunset.

Sunrise, December 2015

Sunrise, December 2015

Sunset, December 2015.

Sunset, December 2015.

There's so much to do!  Cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, back-country skiing, sledding, heli-skiing, snow machining (snow mobiling to you out of staters), ice skating, kayaking, fishing, you name it.  If it's a winter sport it happens in Seward!

Exploring Grayling Lake

Exploring Grayling Lake

Skiing Exit Glacier Road

Skiing Exit Glacier Road

Walking in snow Small Boat Harbor

Walking in snow Small Boat Harbor

Most people think all the wildlife disappears in the winter, but that's not true with the exception of the Humpback Whales.  We often see tons of birds, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and eagles.

Juvenile Bald Eagle (and an unfortunate Common Murre)

Juvenile Bald Eagle (and an unfortunate Common Murre)

Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal

Yelloweyes

Yelloweyes

Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Stellar Sea Lions

Stellar Sea Lions

Seward is really an amazing place to live in the winter!