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: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

This self-drive tour takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Kennicott, Seward and Homer. This ultimate “All Alaska” driving tour provides you with a... Read more.

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

Discover more of Alaska on our “Great Alaska Road Trip” while you visit Denali National Park and Seward and take a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park! Enjoy Alaska at... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2299 / per person

Especially designed for families, slow down, have fun and see major highlights including Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. The itinerary for this exciting family... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1529 / per person

From tidewater glaciers to the tallest mountain in America, you’ll be treated to the best Alaska has to offer – all in only 6 days! This popular Alaska tour out of... Read more.

Fully guided cruise and land tour
Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2599 / per person

Your experienced Alaska guide will help make your “Gold Rush and Glacier Bay” vacation smooth and enjoyable as you experience the attractions of Alaska and Canada’s... Read more.

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... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2229 / per person

Packed with multiple highlights, this escorted bus tour gives you the experience of a lifetime in the 49th state! Travel by deluxe motor coach or van with an expert guide who will... Read more.

Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2719 / per person

This tour is a great adventure! Ride the Alaska Railroad, explore Denali National Park, search for gold, meet a sled dog team and much more! This “Circle Alaska” adventure... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2599 / 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... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1559 / per person

Start your winter adventure in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet, the city offers an abundance of shopping, cultural... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $319 / per person

This Juneau day trip combines helicopter flightseeing with guided glacier touring on Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing Juneau, you will enjoy breathtaking vistas of the city... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $249 / per person

This active outdoor Juneau day trip begins with a 4 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is well... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $440 / per person

On this Juneau trip, board a helicopter to access the more remote areas of the glacier. Enjoy guided glacier hiking for 2 hours and learn the proper use of the mountaineering gear.... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at: $4769 / per person

Discover 4 of Alaska’s National Parks! Travel independently by rental car. This program provides unique experiences and takes you to some more remote areas! First, enjoy scenic... Read more.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $2959 / per person

See all the best places: Anchorage, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Fairbanks in a relaxed pace. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $3379 / per person

Create your own Alaskan odyssey! Enjoy a fascinating overland journey across the state from the glacier-filled shores of the Pacific Ocean to the vast tundra of the Arctic. This... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2059 / per person

Fall comes to Alaska in late August with berries ripening on low tundra bushes in blankets of crimson and purple. Grizzly bears and caribou roam mountainsides fattening up for the... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $2739 / per person

See bears, whales and glaciers  – all in one tour. This exciting program includes visits to Juneau, Alaska from where you travel by a float plane to view the majestic bears... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2020 / 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... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $799 / per person

Glacier Bay Lodge is located inside Glacier Bay National Park which lies at the northwest end of the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. This Alaska National Park is well... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1979 / per person

Enjoy a Glacier Cruise in Prince William Sound and see Denali National Park. Travel aboard the Alaska Railroad and discover local highlights in each Alaska town you visit. From a... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $968 / per person

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is the only lodge located inside of Kenai Fjords National Park. Accessible from Seward via a 4-5 hour glacier and marine wildlife boat cruise, Kenai Fjords... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2179 / per person

Travel on the Alaska Railroad, take a comfortable scheduled bus transfer and visit Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks and Talkeetna. Begin your Alaska adventure with a cruise into the world... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

During this guided glacier hiking tour from Seward, Alaska, take a scenic path to Exit Glacier which is a mixture of back-country and on-trail trekking (about 1 – 2 hours). The... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $458 / per person

This scenic flight from Anchorage to Denali National Park takes you within six miles of Denali’s 20,320 ft. summit. Fly by floatplane, ski-plane, or even wheels (winter only)... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $179 / per person

On this Anchorage day trip, take a small group tour along Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you south... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $315 / per person

This 45 minute Denali flightseeing day tour in a small bush plane lets you experience Denali National Park and Mt. Denali from the air. Fly along the snow-capped peaks of the Alaska... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $375 / per person

Your flight trip from Talkeetna transports you by bush plane for flightseeing completely around Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Begin with the Denali Flyer route... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $320 / per person

This Talkeetna flightseeing tour by bush plane is an extended version of the Denali Experience Tour. In addition to that route, you will fly to the remote western end of Denali... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $250 / per person

This tour out of Talkeetna, Alaska takes you on a magnificent bush plane flight within six miles of Denali’s 20,310 foot summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $229 / per person

This Valdez, Alaska day tour kayaking to Shoup Glacier offers an intimate experience at one of Prince William Sounds‘ many calving tidewater glaciers. This day trip is perfect... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $328 / per person

On this Valdez, Alaska day tour, search for wildlife such as whales, sea otters and sea lions as you transfer two hours to the Columbia Glacier by water taxi. This is Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

This Valdez glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

This Valdez day tour takes you on a 110-mile cruise through the majestic waters of Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view the Sound’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $155 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** This Juneau day trip is a perfect and gentle introduction to Alaskan white water rafting. This tour out of Juneau begins with a scenic drive... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $116 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** Spend a day exploring Juneau’s scenic coastal region by two-person kayak, with a backdrop of tall majestic mountains and rainforest. The... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $114 / per person

This tour is a favorite among those seeking a more complete Gold Rush experience. Travel 150 miles roundtrip on an awesome adventure into Canada’s Yukon Territory! Experience... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $246 / per person

This jet boat tour from Wrangell up river on the Stikine River takes you through pristine wilderness and into a region of wildflowers, forests and alpine country, through Shakes... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $269 / per person

Take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint – from the air in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

If you’re traveling to the Kennicott-McCarthy area to visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and want to find a fun Alaska day tour, enjoy this introduction to ice climbing!... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

On this glacier hike day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, enjoy all the benefits of the half day hike but with additional time to explore the Root Glacier‘s dynamic features.... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $105 / per person

On this half day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, depart Kennicott on a two-mile trail that was originally built in the 1920’s as a wagon road. Along the way, stops will be made... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $197 / per person

In the morning travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Your guide will... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $171 / per person

Surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, remote fjords and abundant wildlife makes Homer’s Kachemak Bay a premier destination for sea kayaking. Begin with a water taxi ride... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

This tour is not available in 2021! This Juneau day tour combines the excitement of a helicopter flightseeing tour with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier! Enjoy spectacular... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 **  If you like this tour routing, we have two alternative self-drive tour options that you may like. Please check out our Great Alaskan Self Drive tour or our... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1509 / per person

Combine Denali National Park with a hidden jewel, Knik River Lodge. Sheltered by the Chugach Mountains and surrounded by over ten glaciers including Knik Glacier, Knik River Lodge is... Read more.

Duration: 13 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** Take in the grandeur, wildlife, and scenery of Alaska’s wilderness! During our Alaska Lodge tour you will stay in three lodges located within national... Read more.