They're a highlight of any Alaska vacation, and one of the reasons you came - the towering rivers of slow-moving ice known as glaciers. Among life's most dramatic sights is watching a building-size iceberg creak, crack and fall from the face of a tidewater glacier. And you'll have a chance to check it off your bucket list on every Alaska vacation.
> Glacier Bay National Park features
several monumental tidewater glaciers, including the massive
21-mile-long Marjorie Glacier. This pristine 3.2-million-acre park
is a highlight of all Voyage of the Glaciers sailings and more than
half of the Inside Passage itineraries.
> College Fjord, in Prince William Sound, boasts 16 breathtaking tidewater glaciers named after Ivy League and Seven Sisters schools, like Harvard, Vassar and Yale, while Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska.
> Found at the headwaters of the narrow and beautiful Tracy Arm Fjord are the epic twin Sawyer Glaciers.
> Other glaciers in Alaska invite exploration, from Juneau's famous "urban" Mendenhall Glacier and the Matanuska Glacier en route to Copper River to those glaciers you can land on via helicopter or plane, hike or kayak to, or flightsee above