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

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#5 of 96 in Nature in Alaska
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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  • Extremely impressive as you can go closer with your cruise ship than for instance on Hubbard glacier. We had also very decent weather and the glacier was calving!  more »
  • Awesome landscape carved by ice and water. Fortunately we had clear skies and our cruise ship spent most of the day allowing plenty of time to view and photograph. We even saw mountain goats grazing o...  more »
  • After the Hubbard Glacier, we were taken here to the Glacier Bay National Park the next day. Weather was not the greatest, unlike the sunny day we had at Hubbard so it took away some of the awe that w...  more »
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