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Redondo Beach, California

Where can I get the best glaciers experience?

I have read about a place called "Explora" that looks like a good way to experience the glaciers and area.  However, it is out of my price range. Any other great glaciers and boutique accommodations that are not so expensive?

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  • Pamela Peterson

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    Go to Iceland! Flights to Reykjavik are usually reasonable on Icelandair, and there are many tour companies that will take you, via 4X4, right onto the glaciers. Read about my Christmas day experience on Langjökull ...not for the faint of heart, but an unforgettable and magnificent adventure!

    Langjökull



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  • Justin Schmid

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    I've been on glaciers in New Zealand and Iceland. And I by a long shot give NZ's Franz Josef Glacier the edge over Iceland's glacier tours - I was on Falljokull. Franz Josef was more physically challenging and takes you through the folds and ridges.

    Franz Josef Glacier

    The New Zealand guides are less risk-averse, too (my Icelandic guides were astounded that I went on Franz Josef - they think it's too dangerous). We didn't get to go up into the cool upper area that you see in the photo below.
    Falljokull

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  • Tiffany Weber

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    A friend of mine did glacier trekking with Mica Guides in Alaska and loved it. She posted some phenomenal photos, so it's now on my list of things to do. She had only good things to say about it and there are several options, so you can make it what you need as far as the experience and affordability.

    If you love to ski, you can ski the glacier at Timberline Lodge all summer long. :)



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    Athabasca Glacier
    Hidden within the rugged landscape of the world-famous Canadian Rockies is the magnificent Athabasca Glacier. The glacier spreads across Jasper National Parkstretching into the Icefields Pkwy, one of the most scenic highways in the world. The more adventurous ones can indulge in a full day tour exploring the vastness of this icy landscape. Icewalks are operational between May up to October.

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  • Robert Fernandez

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    Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine Great glacier, and many more. Can't go wrong with glaciers in Chile Torres del Paineimage from tripadvisor.com

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  • Stef Poessel

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    I've been to the Fox Glacier in New Zealand which was impressive. You are able to do half day or full day hikes or go further up the glaciar by helicopter.

    Another great place to see glaciars is El Calafate in Patagonia (Argentina) with Glaciar Perito Moreno as the biggest one. There are small ones you can see by doing a boat trip and you can do hiking trips there as well.

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    I just got back from Alaska. While there we did a 26-glacier day cruise out of Whittier. (The cruise really got you up close to only 4 of them). Also, a day cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, leaving from Seward – saw two glaciers up close on that tour. The only hands-on experience was a visit to Exit Glacier outside of Seward. These were not excursions where you hike or climb the glaciers or enter into ice caves, but there are plenty of tours throughout Alaska where you can do that. Plus there is so much else to see and do in the state – I can't recommend it enough and I can't wait to go back.

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    From Glacier National Park East Entrance to Jasper Park is breathtaking and gets more inspiring the more North you drive.

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    Glaciers are basically beautiful permanent ice formation that is one of the best gifts of nature. It can usually stretch to 10 of kilometres and usually several metres, Let me list out few beautiful glaciers in the world that should be on your list,

    1. Perito Moreno Glacier: It is situated outside the city of El Calafate. It is also one of the main tourist attraction in Argentina. This beautiful glacier stretch 30 km in length. There will be three viewing points located on land to enjoy the landscape beauty of these Glaciers.

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    2. Margerie Glacier: Alaskais also famous among tourist to have some of the beautiful and incredible glaciers in the world.Margerie Glacier situated at 34 kilometres is on one of the largest glaciers outside Antarctica. It is located at Glacier Bay National Park.

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    The list is too long, please click on the link to read the full article on beautiful Glaciers in the World.

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    I've been on Franz Josef Glacier and on Fox Glacier in New Zealand. And, like Justin, I would also recommend Franz Josef more than the other one if you wanna be ON the glacier. (Fox Glacier is good, if you just wanna have a look at a glacier because you can get much closer by foot compared to Franz Josef). I booked a "heli hike" in Franz Josef so I flew to the glacier in a helicopter and walked on the glacier with a guided group. It was breathtaking. Blue ice, spectacular ice formations (we sometimes were allowed to walk/crawl/squeeze through) and you could see the ocean. (The first three pictures are Franz Josef, the last one is Fox).Fox GlacierFranz Josef GlacierFranz Josef GlacierFox Glacier

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