Glacier Bay National Park

#99 - Juneau, USA
Visited Here?
Do You Dream?
It's not the cold air taking your breath away.
Glacier Bay in southern Alaska is home to over 20 glaciers that surround the majestic looking lake and make it one of the most breathtaking places in the world. With the glaciers surrounding , this is also one of the most popular cruise ship stops. And you thought you had to swim here… People are not the only ones attracted here as there is an abundance of wildlife from fish to otters to bears and yes, WHALES!! Spanning over 1,375 miles, the lake affords some of the most breathtaking views of the combination between ice and rock. The picturesque scene and stillness of the views put little doubt into why this is an AbsoulteVisit.
Slide 1
Glacier Bay Brown Bear Stare
#1 Glacier Bay NP Photo - Brad Harbach
Slide 2
Tiny Little Cruise Ship in the Bay
#2 Glacier Bay NP Photo - Brad Harbach
Slide 3
Cruise Ship Breaking Ice
#3 Glacier Bay NP Photo - Brad Harbach
Slide 1
Glacier Bay Fairweather Range forest
by Jasperdo
Slide 2
Glacier Bay Lamplugh Glacier
by Jasperdo
 
Overview
Plan a Visit
Maps
Photos
Videos

Quick Facts & History

  • Bigger than the entire state of Connecticut, Glacier Bay National Park is 3,280,198 acres across the state of Alaska, and even then it only takes up 1% of Alaska’s total mass!
  • The ice in Glacier Bay National Park is so thick that it has actually forced the Earths crust in that area deeper into the mantle. As a result, as the ice melts, the land in that area will rise over an inch a year.
  • Since their discovery, the glaciers in the National Park have been receding faster than any other glaciers in the world.
  • There are over 200 different species of fish swimming in the Glacier Bay National Park waters, including all 5 different species of Pacific salmon.
 

Where is Glacier Bay National Park?

World
Zoom

Photos from Glacier Bay National Park

Submit a new Photo

Photos

Submit a new Photo
See Full Size
 
Glacier Bay Brown Bear Stare
Ranked #1 by Brad Harbach
Tiny Little Cruise Ship in the Bay
Ranked #2 by Brad Harbach
Cruise Ship Breaking Ice
Ranked #3 by Brad Harbach
 
 

Top Blog Posts

Submit a new Blog Post

Places That Are Nearby

Glacier Bay NP
#99
Yellowstone NP
#39
Banff NP
#66
 

Videos of Glacier Bay National Park

Sorry, we're in the process of selecting our favorite videos for Glacier Bay National Park. Check back soon!
# 1

Glacier Bay Brown Bear Stare

0
# 2

Tiny Little Cruise Ship in the Bay

0
# 3

Cruise Ship Breaking Ice

0

Best time to visit Glacier Bay National Park

Submit Your Opinion
We need your help!

Do you know when the best time is to visit Glacier Bay National Park?

Help others visit Glacier Bay National Park at the best time!
Submit Your Opinion
 
 

Average Temperature

Average Precipitation

Friends who have Visited


Sign up for My AbsoluteVisit to see which of your friends have Visited...

 

Friends who Dream of visiting


Sign up for My AbsoluteVisit to see which of your friends Dream of visiting...

 
DO YOU HAVE A
QUESTION?
DON'T BE SHY!
SEND
 
Connect with AV
 
 
 
 
The Top 100 Places in the World
1 Great Wall of China
2 Pyramids of Egypt
3 Machu Picchu
4 Serengeti Migration
5 Galapagos Islands
6 Grand Canyon
7 Angkor Temples
8 Antarctica Cruise
9 Taj Mahal
10 Iguazu Falls
11 Amazon Rain Forest
12 Great Barrier Reef
13 Bora Bora
14 Victoria Falls
15 Bagan
16 Petra
17 Potala Palace
18 Karnak
19 Mt Everest
20 Cappadocia
21 St Peters Basilica
22 Fjords of Norway
23 Jerusalem Old City
24 Burj Khalifa
25 Borobudur
26 Forbidden City
27 Kashmir Valley
28 Li River Cruise
29 Ladakh
30 Alhambra
31 Louvre Museum
32 Perito Moreno Glac.
33 Banaue Terraces
34 Colosseum of Rome
35 Easter Island
36 Venice Canals/Alleys
37 Kathmandu Valley
38 Wat Phra Kaew
39 Yellowstone NP
40 Pompeii
41 Rio Panoramic View
42 Palace of Versailles
43 Dubrovnik
44 Golden Temple
45 St. Basils Cathedral
46 Vatican Museum
47 Florence Cityscape
48 Acropolis
49 Amalfi Coast Drive
50 Kremlin
51 Hong Kong View
52 TerraCotta Warriors
53 Mezquita Cordoba
54 Chichen Itza
55 Damascus Old City
56 Shwedagon Stupa
57 Sahara Desert
58 Mont St Michel
59 St. Marks Square
60 Egyptian Museum
61 Hagia Sophia
62 Angel Falls
63 Delphi
64 Teotihuacan
65 Baalbek
66 Banff NP
67 Santorini
68 Matterhorn
69 New York Skyline
70 Neuschwanstein
71 Chartres Cathedral
72 British Museum
73 Prague Old Town
74 Burj al Arab
75 Yangtze River Cruise
76 Yosemite NP
77 Hermitage Museum
78 Torres del Paine
79 Chambord Chateau
80 Lijiang
81 Portofino
82 Great Ocean Road
83 Tongariro Alpine
84 Las Vegas Strip
85 Tikal
86 Topkapi Palace
87 Sydney Opera House
88 Eiffel Tower
89 Luxor Temple
90 Kerala Backwaters
91 Golden Gate Bridge
92 Cinque Terre
93 Metropolitan Mus
94 Uffizi Gallery
95 Ayers Rock
96 Cliffs of Moher
97 Pacific Coast Hwy
98 Shanghai Skyline
99 Glacier Bay NP
100 Wulingyuan
Cappadocia  Cappadocia, Turkey
 
Top 100 by Name Top 100 on a Map
Top 100 by Country Top 100 by Continent