There are so over 100,000 (estimated) glaciers in Alaska and it is practically impossible to visit all of them, so I chose one that is about the most popular in Alaska, which is Portage Glacier.
|Portage Glacier. End of Summer 2011.|
Portage Glacier Overview
Portage Glacier is one of the most popular and most visited glacier in Alaska. Not only is it easily accessible but the drive to the place is a treat in itself. On your way to Portage Glacier, you will also have the privilege of viewing other glaciers along the way like Explorer Glacier and Twentymile Glacier.
Note that when I say Glacier in Alaska, I am referring to the area encompassing majority of the glaciers in Alaska.
1. Glacier Cruises
This is obviously one of the best ways of exploring most of the tidewater glaciers in Alaska. In the course of the cruise, you can view beautiful water animals, fish and even birds. This is a cruise you wouldn’t want to miss if you visit Alaska.
2. Anchorage (Glacier and Wildlife Cruise)
If you are a nature lover, then Anchorage Glacier and Wildlife Cruise is for you. The ecosystems that encompass the glaciers always make this cruise a memorable one. You can start your cruise from downtown Anchorage to Portage Lake, you can make a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation to have a view of Alaska’s rich wildlife collections. If you want your vacation to be a memorable one, then Anchorage Glacier and Wildlife Cruise is a must do for you.
3. Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is situated on the border between Alaska and Canada. This park is packed with a lot of glaciers and so many spectacular displays of ice and iceberg formation. In this park, you will also see different plants, wildlife, mountain goats, whales, seals, eagles and even black and brown bears.
You can also engage in a number of activities at the park like; fishing, hiking, backpacking, birding etc. So if you ever find yourself in Alaska, endeavor to visit Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, lots of fun awaits you there.
How To Get To the Glaciers In Alaska
There are numerous glaciers in Alaska and one cannot begin to describe how to get to all of them. So here is what you should know, fly to ANC, get to Alaska first then you can use commercial vehicles to get to any part of Alaska’s glacier region. As always, I rented a car at ANC for freedom of exploring the local.
“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman