Alaska's Glaciers

Glacier Cruises, Glacier Hiking, Dogsledding, Helicopter Tours

Alaska’s glaciers are massive and majestic, bright white and deep blue, icy cold and oh so cool, and truly must be seen to be believed. Alaska glacier cruises, hiking and flightseeing offer all visitors one of the 49th state’s most iconic traveler experiences. When glaciers crack, it sounds like thunder striking. When they calve into the sea, chunks as big as your SUV or condo can come crashing down. And with over 100,000 glaciers in Alaska, even in an age of global warming, there’s plenty of awe-inspiring glacier fun to be had whether you explore them on foot, by boat, by rail or by helicopter.

Some of Alaska’s sparkling glaciers you can practically walk up to (Exit Glacier in Seward, Worthington Glacier in Valdez) or even walk on (Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Matanuska Glacier outside of Palmer, Kennicott Glacier in the old mining area of McCarthy-Kennecott). Aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery route, you can hop off at a whistle stop and spend the afternoon with Spencer Glacier south of Anchorage.

Other Alaska glaciers are easily accessible by boat or air. Prince William Sound is packed with glaciers or take a day cruise out of Whittier and see more than 20 glaciers in a day. If you visit Southeast Alaska, make a plan to spend time in Glacier Bay National Park, which certainly lives up to its name with more than 50 named glaciers in the area. Magestic Margerie Glacier is the princess of the park, massive and constantly calving. Fly and land on Ruth Glacier, which is near Denali and arguably as impressive – it sits nearly 3,800 feet tall, grander than the Grand Canyon, and framed by Denali National Park’s majestic mountains and granite walls.

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Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $699 / per person

Enjoy a one-way Inside Passage cruise from Seward to Vancouver including a day in Glacier Bay National Park aboard Holland America Line. You’ll sail with the finest premium... View Tour Details

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $2689 / per person

Aptly named “Bears, Whales and Glacier” this exciting tour plan includes visits to Juneau, Alaska where you travel by a float plane to view the majestic bears of... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $699 / per person

Enjoy a 7-night round trip Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver featuring Glacier Bay National Park aboard the Holland America Line. You’ll sail with the finest premium... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $599 / per person

This day tour from Juneau, enjoy a day tour and glacier cruise in Glacier Bay National Park located on the northwest end of Alaska’s Inside Passage. In 1925, Glacier Bay was... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2159 / per person

The Alaska National Parks tour is a guided Alaska group tour by bus and by railroad featuring two amazing iconic parks: Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park! This land... View Tour Details

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $1800 / per person

Kenai Backcountry Lodge is located on glacier-carved Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Southcentral Alaska. The lodge is accessible from Cooper Landing making this... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $4695 / per person

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage on this 8-day journey in comfort and style aboard one of Un-Cruise Adventures’ small adventure ships, the Safari Endeavor or Safari... View Tour Details

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $6895 / per person

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska in comfort and style aboard one of Un-Cruise Adventures small ships, the 60-passenger adventure ship Wilderness Adventurer.... View Tour Details

Escorted Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $2079 / per person

This “Grand Alaska” escorted bus tour gives you the experience of a lifetime in the 49th state! Travel by deluxe motor coach with an expert guide who will inform and... View Tour Details

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

This “Alaska’s Highlights” vacation is a self-driving tour by car that features many of Alaska’s most popular attractions and scenic road ways. The circular... View Tour Details