10 Incredible Glaciers Every Alaskan Needs To See At Least Once

Alaska is one of the lucky places on the planet where glaciers abound. These gorgeous northern wonders are mountains of ancient snow, compacted over time to create a separate entity, a huge storage of history and frozen water. A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles. There are over 100,000 glaciers in Alaska, far more than in any other state in the U.S. Explore these amazing feats of frozen beauty and you will stand in wonder at these giants of Alaska.

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Want to drive right up to your glaciers? Focus on these 6 Amazing Alaska Glaciers You Can Drive Right Up To. And try this trek that is beautiful in the fall Take This Beautiful Hike In Alaska Past Glaciers And Waterfalls For The Ultimate Adventure.

How many of these incredible glaciers have you visited? Tell us about it in the comments below.