Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

#5 of 113 in Nature in Alaska
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Water Body
The more than 356,000 hectares (879,695 acres) of glaciers in its park, and the surrounding network of fjords, inlets, and islands, make Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve one of Alaska's most popular natural destinations. In addition to its geological wonders, the basin plays home to rich ecosystems and a wealth of marine and coastal creatures, including seabirds, grizzly bears, whales, and seals. You can visit the area either by ground or sea. Coming via a cruise ship, you'll find yourself surrounded with mountains, forests, and gigantic ice formations. Hop on a kayaking or rafting excursion for a closer look at the landscape that served as the sacred homeland of the Tlingit people and dazzled European explorers. Admire the bay's namesake collection of glaciers nestled in inlets and coves, including the famous Muir Glacier. Put Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve and other Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve attractions into our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful majesty on steroids! Cruised through the park listening to the rangers on board documents both the geological formations and all the seals, birds, flora that you are completely immersed...  more »
  • Glacier Bay National Park is a pristine and incredibly scenic location. The bay's blue waters are surrounded by snow capped peaks which rise several thousand feet above the waterline. The park is...  more »
  • a beauty
  • Spectacular but sad at how these glaciers are shrinking due to global warming. See them while you can.

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