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

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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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  • We spent the day in Glacier Bay aboard the Coral Princess. WOW! Just WOW! Stunning views! So quiet (other than the calving) and peaceful and stress relieving. I wish I could relive the hours of cruisi...  more »
  • I went there on a cruise ship and we stopped with the bov to the biggest glacier. It was very quiet and suddenly the ice cracked with a roaring noise and a lot of ice fell into the water. Sad because ...  more »
  • Well, that was in the script of the vessel Norwegian Sun Were in late September. Spend a day browsing through the Park, is just wonderful. The day was great. Cold but sunny, wonderful pictures, the sea, the mountains, glaciers, the ice floating around the ship. We were lucky to see sea lions on the way. Colorful watercolors. Recommend. 5 *****
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Where to stay in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park maintains one serviced campground, but the wilderness camping options here are practically unlimited. If you prefer lodging, the park-run Glacier Bay Lodge offers rooms, a restaurant, and outstanding views of the surrounding wilderness. It sits 16 km (10 mi) up the road from the hamlet of Gustavus, which itself supports a wide selection of inns, lodges, and bed and breakfasts. Whether you choose to stay in the park or in Gustavus, reserve in advance for a summer visit as accommodations fill up fast.
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