**Updated : February 2023**
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No trip to Alaska is complete without a glacier visit. For this list we've gone ahead and gathered every single glacier we've visited thus far in Alaska. We ordered them from the "easiest and most stunning glaciers" near the top and the "hardest to reach and kind of cool" ones at the bottom. We truly believe any glacier experience is incredible, and highly encourage you to visit as many as you can while in Alaska! If you are unexperienced, we also recommend that you explore via a tour as climbing or walking on glaciers can be very dangerous, sometimes deadly. It's important to also know that some glaciers now are only accessible via paid tours, and we've included that information below.
**Always remember to bring your bear spray when hiking in Alaska!
Which Glacier to Visit in Alaska
Exit Glacier, Seward
Harding Ice Field, Seward
Castner Glacier, Fairbanks
Portage Glacier, Whittier
Matanuska Glacier, Glacier View
Root Glacier, Kennicott
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau
Columbia & Mears Glaciers, Valdez
Aialik & Holgate Glaciers, Seward
Sawyer & Hubbard Glaciers, Cruising
Spencer & Trail Glaciers, Moose Pass
At the very bottom of our lists are Spencer and Trail Glaciers, seen from the windows of the Alaska Railroad and through the trees. You can read our review of the Alaska Railroad below, however these glaciers are at the bottom of our lists for a reason. Not only can you hardly see them, but you'll have driven past them in just a few seconds. We hope to revisit them via a hike or other method one day!
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We're Deborah & Tyler, a pretty average husband and wife duo from a pretty average state that didn't want to live so averagely. After our *Covid wedding we sold everything that didn't fit into the Jeep and moved to Alaska, then decided to take a gap year!
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