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"Glaciery Goodness" Top 5 Page for this destination Alaska Things to Do Tip by PA2AKgirl

Alaska Things to Do: 495 reviews and 833 photos

  Matanuska Glacier
by PA2AKgirl
  • Matanuska Glacier - Alaska
      Matanuska Glacier
    by PA2AKgirl
  • near Portage Glacier - Alaska
      near Portage Glacier
    by PA2AKgirl

It would be ridiculous to write a new tip for each glacier in this state. There are so many! So, here is one basic tip and more pictures will be added to it through the course of our stay here. If you come up to Alaska on your own or with a group, chances are, you’ll see one (or many). Mendenhall Glacier is near downtown Juneau and the one I hear most people visit. Portage Glacier is a short drive south of Anchorage and in the winter, we saw people skiing, hiking and playing near it. Matanuska Glacier is located right off the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and Glennallen…and holds the title of being the largest glacier accessible by car in this state. This one also expands about 1 foot per day, which I find absolutely incredible. If you are on a boat and going through Glacier Bay, you’ll come across Muir Glacier…known for its calving (breaking) into the water. Here are 4 glaciers I thought of immediately, but there are countless more. If you look for a list of glaciers in this state, you’ll see quite a long one but those are just the ones that are named! Definitely try to see one and get out onto the ice if it’s possible (like with Matanuska Glacier)…it’s a pretty unique experience.

Address: All over the place in Alaska
Directions: Find a huge area of ice that doesn't melt, it might just be one;-) Locations mentioned above.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2006
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