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Top Glacier Tours in Alaska

Top Glacier Tours in Alaska

The largest and wildest state in the US, Alaska promises sightseeing on an epic scale. With an estimated 34,000 square miles (88,000 square kilometers) of the state covered by glaciers, it’s one of the best places to see these icy natural wonders up close. Here are just a few Alaskan glaciers that you can see on guided tours.

Mendenhall Glacier

Just a short drive from Juneau, Mendenhall is one of Alaska’s more accessible glaciers. The glacier is the backdrop for all sorts of adventure tours, from kayaking, canoeing, and rafting around its base to glacier hikes on the ice. 

Bear Glacier

The largest of the 30-plus glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bear Glacier can be seen during cruises around Resurrection Bay. At the glacier is Bear Glacier Lagoon, where you can often see lots of large floating icebergs.

Blackstone Glacier

Situated in the protected waters of Blackstone Bay, this mammoth glacier is an active, calving glacier that flows down from the mountains. During cruises around Prince William Sound, listen for the crackling, groaning, and thundering sound of chunks of ice breaking off either from Blackstone Glacier or its nearby neighbors, Beloit and Northland glaciers. 

Exit Glacier

Another easily accessible Alaska glacier, Exit Glacier can be reached by a 15-minute drive from Seward, followed by a 15- to 20-minute hike. Once there, follow the Edge of the Glacier Trail or the more challenging Harding Ice Trail, which offers views of the Harding Icefield, the source of about 38 named glaciers. Guided glacier hikes and ice climbing excursions also take place on Exit Glacier. 

Godwin Glacier

Helicopters departing from Seward soar over this mammoth glacier, offering bird’s-eye views of the icy expanse. You can also go sledding on the glacier’s surface with a team of husky dogs pulling you along.

Columbia Glacier

This vast tidewater glacier—among the largest of its kind in the state—is accessible from Valdez, and you can see it during cruises of Prince William Sound. Situated in the eastern part of the sound and covering an area of around 400 square miles (1,030 square kilometers), it’s truly immense, with the wall of glacier ice measuring 200 to 400 feet (61 to 122 meters) tall. However, getting close can be difficult, with big chunks of ice being shed regularly. 

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Premier Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo
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Premier Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo

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Whale watching and visiting the Mendenhall Glacier are two of the most popular activities around Juneau. Check them both off your list on this half-day combo tour that includes flexible departure times and round-trip transportation from Mt. Roberts Tramway, making it ideal for a shore excursion or quick trip.
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  • 5 hours
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$165.00
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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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The Mendenhall Glacier is one of Juneau’s most impressive natural wonders, stretching over 13 miles (21 kilometers). On this half-day tour, enjoy spectacular views of the glacier from the viewing platforms and walkways, and learn more about the mighty glacier at the Visitor Center. Then, set sail on a thrilling whale-watching cruise along the coast and look out for humpback whales, as well as other wildlife such as bald eagles and blue heron.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

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Discover Alaska’s stunning landscapes by air and land on this 2.5-hour helicopter flight and guided glacier walk tour. Take to the skies and enjoy aerial views of Juneau Icefield’s unruly rock formations and icefalls, with a knowledgeable pilot explaining what you see along the way. Then, land on a glacier for a unique walkabout experience in one of more remote spots in the world. Hotel transport from Juneau available. Please note that the shuttle will pick up one hour before listed flight time.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$324.00
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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

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Hold on for an exhilarating river-rafting ride along Mendenhall Glacier. During this half-day adventure, drive through Mendenhall Valley before climbing aboard a raft rowed by an experienced guide. Float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier, through winding stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids. Soak up gorgeous mountain scenery, and wrap up the day with a delicious snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced are all welcome! Hotel transport from Juneau included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour

Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour

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Explore the 3,000-year-old Mendenhall Glacier on this 5.5-hour adventure tour from Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Paddle out on the iceberg-covered Mendenhall Lake for about an hour until you reach Mendenhall Glacier. Then, spend about an hour to an hour and a half trekking on the rocky moraine near the glacier. Afterward, paddle back to your starting point, and warm up with a hot beverage once you reach the shore. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flooding and glacial ice erosion, this tour no longer provides access to WALK ON GLACIER ICE
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Alaska Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

Alaska Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

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Discover the beautiful scenery of North Anchorage during this 90-minute helicopter and dogsled tour. Soar over the Church Range and Knik Glacier in a helicopter as you make your way to the Troublesome Glacier. Here, a team of 40 sled dogs is waiting to transport you across the glacier for a true Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for native animals such as moose and mountain goats throughout your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise: afternoon departure

Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier & Wildlife Cruise: afternoon departure

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Experience up-close views of glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this cruise. Enjoy 100 miles (round-trip) of jaw-dropping scenery as the captain and crew explain the surrounding geology and wildlife. Sail past the majestic Holgate Glacier and witness chunks of glaciers break off and crash into the water. Get your camera out near Chiswell Islands, home to thousands of nesting seabirds. In addition to the sights, enjoy a complimentary brunch or deli lunch.
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  • 6 hours
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Round-Trip Mendenhall Glacier Shuttle Service

Round-Trip Mendenhall Glacier Shuttle Service

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Make your round-trip transfer between Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier hassle-free with this shuttle service. Discover the beauty of the glacier and its trails at a leisurely pace, and when you’re ready, simply hop back on a shuttle back to port in downtown Juneau. Shuttles leave every 30 minutes during operating hours, giving you plenty of flexibility with your schedule. Plus, during the drive each way, pick up historical fun facts and restaurant recommendations from the driver.
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  • 1 hour
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Glacier & Wildlife Discovery Tour

Glacier & Wildlife Discovery Tour

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See the Portage Glacier on a small-group tour from Anchorage. Follow the scenic Seward Parkway through the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm waterway, stopping at Beluga Point and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge to look for wildlife. Take a cruise on Portage Lake to observe the Portage Glacier up close, then check out wild animals that are being rehabilitated at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Stop for provided light snacks and water in the town of Girdwood near Mt. Alyeska and take in the Chugach Mountains.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez - 10:30 AM

Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez - 10:30 AM

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Discover the magic of Alaska on this 7-hour Columbia Glacier cruise from Valdez. A local captain and crew will guide you through the Trans Alaska Pipeline Terminal and Columbia Bay before arriving at Columbia Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in South Central Alaska. Look out for wildlife along the way; if you’re lucky you could spot porpoises, puffins, sea lions and sea otters among other creatures. A delicious lunch will be provided and a professional guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this unique and pristine natural area.
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  • 6 hours
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Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

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Discover the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this full-day catamaran cruise. Enjoy jaw-dropping scenery as an experienced naturalist provides engaging commentary. In Aialik Bay, watch for the calving of tidewater glaciers, when chunks of ice break off and crash into the water. From the comfort of a heated cabin, spot Steller sea lions, orcas, humpbacks and puffins that call these waters home. Enjoy a complimentary deli lunch onboard.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage

Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage

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Be awed by supersized glaciers and the hardy wildlife of the tundra on this full-day tour through the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Departing from Anchorage, drive along a scenic byway to the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, framed by the dramatic Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges. Cruise on the lake that laps against the ancient blue ice of Portage Glacier, stop for lunch at a cozy lodge, and get an up-close look at Alaskan wildlife such as caribou, musk ox, and lynk at a conservation center.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

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Experience Mendenhall Glacier by land and water on this 6.5-hour combo-adventure tour from Juneau. First, hop into a canoe at Mendenhall Lake and paddle around luminescent blue icebergs and past cliffs and waterfalls toward Mendenhall Glacier. Step onto the glacier and explore the area with trekking poles. No matter what level of paddling or glacial-trekking experience you have, a guide is there to prepare you for each step of the journey. Look for wildlife sightings and expect personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
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Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Mendenhall Glacier Trek

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Spend your time in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness hiking adventure as you get up close to the Mendenhall Glacier! This exhilarating tour will show you a stunning piece of Alaskan nature as you hike through the Tongass Rainforest towards the glacier. Then explore the edge of the glacier on foot where you could see ice caves, dramatic crevasses, and fascinating glacial formations. Due to the dynamic nature of the Mendenhall Glacier features are in constant change. Your guide will assess each available feature prior to accessing to determine if it’s safe to explore. The Mendenhall Glacier is receding on a daily basis and due to this we are seeing significant changes to the surface of the glacier. There are very limited safe areas to access and explore on the ice with crampons. Safety is our number one priority and we can not guarantee every trip will hike on the glacier.
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Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour

Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour

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You don't have to travel far from the city to see abundant Alaskan wildlife. On this tour to Turnagain Arm, you'll earn about the local ecosystem while looking out for wild animals in their natural environment. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a cruise to Portage Glacier are also included.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

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Step off your cruise ship and into a river raft on this 3.5-hour shore excursion along Mendenhall Glacier. An experienced guide rows your raft, allowing you to soak up the gorgeous mountain scenery as you float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier. Wind through stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids and wrap up the outing with a delicious riverside snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced all will enjoy this Mendenhall Glacier float trip. Port transport from Juneau included.
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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

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See the Mendenhall Glacier up close on a half-day tour from Juneau. You'll ride across the waters of Mendenhall Lake in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe that permits unobstructed viewing of the glacier, icebergs, Nugget Falls, and perhaps some Alaskan wildlife. Includes all equipment, snacks, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Helicopter and Glacier Dog Sledding Tour from Seward

Helicopter and Glacier Dog Sledding Tour from Seward

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Experience a dog sled ride pulled by a team of huskies and mushers along the Godwin Glacier, offering sweeping views of Alaska's snowy landscape. Your 90-minute tour includes travel to the glacier from Seward round-trip by helicopter for a bird's-eye view of this majestic state.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez

Meares Glacier Cruise Excursion from Valdez

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Immerse yourself in the natural Alaskan world during this full-day cruise to Meares Glacier from Valdez. Your local captain and crew will deftly guide the boat through tranquil Prince William Sound and tell you about the area’s history along the way. Look out for wildlife; common sights are eagles, puffins, harbor seals, sea otters and even whales. When you finally arrive at Meares Glacier you’ll be mesmerized by the intense sight and sound of ice falling off the glacier face. A delicious lunch is included in the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Spend your time in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness hiking adventure as you are introduced to glacier exploration along the edge of the Mendenhall Glacier with your own Private Guide! This exhilarating shore excursion will show you a stunning piece of Alaskan nature as you hike through the Tongass Rainforest towards the glacier. Then explore around the glacier's edge on foot where you could see ice caves, dramatic conduits, and fascinating glacial formations. Due to the dynamic nature of the Mendenhall Glacier features are in constant change. Your guide will assess each available feature prior to accessing to determine if it’s safe to explore. The Mendenhall Glacier is receding on a daily basis and due to this we are seeing significant changes to the surface of the glacier. There are very limited safe areas to access and explore on the ice with crampons. Safety is our number one priority and we can not guarantee every trip will hike on the glacier.
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  • 8 hours
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$420.00
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