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Seldovia Alaska

Seldovia Alaska

Located just outside of the city of Homer, Seldovia is a great little escape for those wishing to enjoy all Alaska has to offer. Accessible via boat or plane, it is great as a day trip out of Homer or a weekend retreat.

Historically, Seldovia was home to Althabascan Indians, Aleuts and Eskimos. Settled by Russian traders and natives involved in the fur trade in the late 1800's, it is considered one of the oldest settlements in Cook Inlet. The town's original Russian name, "Seldevoy" translates to "Herring Bay" as there was once a huge herring population there. With less than 300 full time residents today, it is a very small community with a close knit atmosphere.

Activities in the area include King Salmon fishing right in the heart of town during the months of May-June, clam digging, kayaking, bay tours, hiking, camping on the beach or whale watching. Visitors can also rent bikes, or go on ATV tours, as well as shopping and dining. As Seldovia is very small, accommodations are a bit more limited than other towns, but there are still a decent assortment of hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts.

Travelers to Seldovia can book a flight out of Anchorage or Homer, or make the scenic 4 hour drive from Anchorage and take a water taxi or one of the small air taxis out of Homer.

For more information on visiting Seldovia check out the Seldovia Alaska section of our Alaska Travel Guide including Seldovia Activities & Trips and Seldovia Lodging.

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