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Encompassing more than one million hectares, Glacier Bay is 144 kilometres northwest of Juneau.

Wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park

It is in an area comprising three distinct micro-climates and seven different ecosystems that support a wide variety of plant and animal life: from endangered humpback whales and Arctic peregrine falcons to mountain goats, seals, eagles and black and grizzly bears, the bay is home to a rich diversity of Alaska’s wildlife.

Glaciers

Earthquakes and climatic fluctuations have caused the 16 tidewater glaciers to retreat in recent years and the park is perhaps most famous for prolific glacier calving. Visitors often hear a tremendous thundering as great walls of ice come crashing down into the bay, a magical and humbling sight.

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    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Glacier Bay National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • The Gustavus Inn, Gustavus

      Gustavus Inn

      Simple

      Gustavus Inn is a small and intimate family run lodge, offering simple but comfortable accommodation in a breathtakingly scenic location.