Last Updated on July 11, 2019 by Jeremy
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During our Alaskan cruise, we had many opportunities to enjoy the famous Alaska glaciers that are found throughout the area.
These monster walls of ice are something you truly need to see to understand, as photos of them only tell part of the story. That being said, we did our best in trying to capture these beautiful natural wonders during our trip and wanted to share 10 of our favorite photos in this one!
Glacier Bay National Park
A trip into Glacier Bay National Park is a must for any cruise itinerary, as the journey up into the fjord offers glimpses of several glaciers during the journey.
Some of the glaciers are only visible for moments, and others offer a much more prominent view as your journey to your final destination.
The glacier you journey to see when there is a monster wall of ice that spans hundreds upon hundreds of feet wide, and is impossible to take in within a single view (or camera shot). Just be sure to be able to roam free when your ship does its 360-degree turn to offer views to everyone on board!
These spires may not look like much, but they are dozens of feet tall and are only a fraction of the entire glacier's overall height!
Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau is often visited as a combo excursion with whale watching nearby. While this glacier looks much smaller, it is actually a bit of an optical trick as it is only viewed from a fair distance!
Kenai Fjords National Park
The Kenai Fjords tour was one of our highlights of visiting Alaska as the overall experience offered great glacier, animal, and nature viewings all in one outing.
But the real gem of this one was seeing glaciers calve throughout the day. Monoliths the size of small buildings would crack off with a deafening sound and splash into the water!
Always be on the lookout for falling ice when viewing Alaska glaciers!
Unfortunately, glaciers worldwide are receding at an alarming pace due to climate change, and in time there may not be any Alaskan glaciers left to view at all in the coming years!
If this is something that is on your bucket list to experience, now is the time!
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- Kayak to find a cheap plane ticket or AirTreks for RTW tickets.
- Booking.com to find a hotel deal.
- Rentalcars.com to pick up a car rental.
- World Nomads to insure your trip.
- Viator or Get Your Guide for a day tour.
- G Adventures for a multi-day guided tour.
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About the Author: Jeremy is a full-time travel writer based in Pittsburgh and primary author of this site. He has been to 70+ countries on five continents and seeks out new food, adventure activities, and off-the-beaten-path experiences wherever he travels.