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: $2519 / 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: $2799 / 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: $2249 / 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: $1709 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations in tourist class / budget hotels, 7 days midsize rental car, 4.5 hour cruise with lunch from Seward, 1 hour glacier cruise from Portage, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National... 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.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $3195 / per person

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

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $3795 / per person

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

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $3299 / per person

Tour Includes: 10 nights accommodations, 3 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour including admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 6 hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords Nat Park from Seward with lunch... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

Tour Includes: 6 nights accommodation, Transportation Anchorage to Knik River, and Knik River to Wasilla, Alaska Railroad service Wasilla to Denali, and Denali to Anchorage, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park... Read more.

Duration: 9 Hours
Starting at: $329 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation to Spencer Glacier by train and bus, Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Scenic rafting float trip, Services of professional guides, Rain gear including rubber boots... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $2679 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation in Juneau, 2 overnights at the Glacier Bay Lodge, Transfers in Gustavus, Ticket for the Mt. Roberts Tram in Juneau, Bear viewing tour to Admiralty Island in search of bears... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2020 / per person

Tour Includes: 1 night stay at Kenai Riverside Lodge, 2 night stay at Kenai Backcountry Lodge, Meals: 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, Full day rafting tour on the Kenai River into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge... Read more.

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

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

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1969 / per person

Tour Includes: Round trip scheduled flights from Juneau to Gustavus, 2 night's standard accommodation, Family style meals served in the Inn's dining room with lunch either served or a picnic lunch is prepared (special diets can be... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $759 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip air from Juneau to Gustavus, Transfer in Gustavus from the airport to the lodge on arrival day and lodge to the airport on departure day, Accommodation, 8-hour Glacier Bay National Park cruise with... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2149 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodation, 8 days midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in September tour may only be 4 hours long due to snow and road conditions), 2... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $2049 / per person

Tour Includes: 6 nights hotel accommodation, Train from Anchorage to Denali National Park, Train from Denali to Fairbanks, Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Roundtrip train from Anchorage to Whittier, Prince... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $3795 / per person

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

Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $1538 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights accommodation in moderate class hotels, Train from Fairbanks to Denali, 6 to 8 hour Denali National Park bus tour (may be 4-6 hours in May and September due to weather and road conditions), Coach... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1581 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights in Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, Boat transfers from/to Seward with a longer cruising day on the departure day (Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise or... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $953 / per person

Tour Includes: Accommodations at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge with meals, 4-5 hour wildlife and tidewater glacier journey of Kenai Fjords National Park, Daily guided activities from the lodge... Read more.

Duration: 13 Days
Starting at: $5399 / per person

Tour Includes: 12 nights accommodation, 11 days midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Roundtrip scenic flights in a bush plane between Chitina and McCarthy, Roundtrip bus transfer between the Denali Park entrance and... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at: $5149 / per person

Tour Includes: 13 nights accommodations (accommodation during the 2 night stay in Wrangell St. Elias National Park may have shared bath only), 8 days (pick up day 2) midsize car rental including one way fee from Anchorage to Fairbanks... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2199 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodation, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Anchorage to Denali, Train from Denali to Fairbanks, Fairbanks to Talkeetna, and Talkeetna to Anchorage, Glacier cruise from Whittier including... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $3339 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in tourist to moderate class hotels with 2 nights in very basic hotels, Prince William Sound glacier cruise with round trip rail transfers and lunch, Scheduled bus transfer from Anchorage to... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1869 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodations, 8 day midsize rental car with unlimited mileage, 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 road conditions)... Read more.