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: 7 Days
Starting at: $1529 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation in moderate class hotel, 8-hour Matanuska Glacier Adventure including lunch, Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, 2 nights at Borealis Basecamp with complimentary breakfast buffet, Round... Read more.

Fully guided
Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2534 / per person

Tour Includes: 7-night fully guided land tour, 7 nights hotel accommodations, Domed rail service from Anchorage to Denali, Motorcoach from Denali to Fairbanks, Dawson City to Whitehorse, and Whitehorse to Fraser, Flight... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights hotel accommodation, Roundtrip train Anchorage to Whittier, 5 hour Prince William Sound cruise with lunch, Train from Anchorage to Denali, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May... Read more.

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

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 7 breakfasts (B),  1 packed meal (M) and 1 dinner (D), Ground transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 9 people (driver guide... Read more.

Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2499 / per person

Tour Includes: 11 nights accommodations, Train travel from Anchorage to Denali and from Denali to Fairbanks, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long due to snow and... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2529 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch on boat cruise, 2 dinners (D), Ground transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 9 people (driver... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2729 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights deluxe accommodation in Girdwood, Talkeetna and Anchorage, 2 nights at the Kantishna Roadhouse inside Denali National Park, 7 day midsize car rental with unlimited mileage, Prince William Sound glacier... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2279 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodations in moderate class hotels, 8 days midsize car rental including unlimited mileage, Spencer Glacier float trip from/to Portage with a ride on the Alaska Railroad, General admission to... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1599 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations in tourist class / budget hotels, 7 days midsize rental car, 3.5 hour cruise with lunch from Seward, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in Sept tour may be shorter due to... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $6295 / per person

Tour Includes: Local transfers & baggage handling on day 1 and day 8, 7 nights cabin accommodation, All meals while onboard and most alcohol, From-the-boat adventure activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiff... Read more.

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

Tour Includes: 14 nights accommodation, 14 day midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long due to snow and road conditions)... Read more.