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Bear Glacier

Seward, AK
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Seward
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: Bear Glacier is the largest glacier flowing out of the Harding Icefield. It is a compound (made up of more than one) piedmont (flowing out of a... more »
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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a must see while in Seward. From the parking lot (has bathrooms) it is just a one mile easy hike to the glacier. In addition to views of the glacier there are stunning scenic views.

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

15 years ago we took float plane here. They don't do this anymore. There were 5 of us & guide so, since helicopter only fits 4, half of us went at a time & waited while they got the rest of us. (You can also access by boat.) When we arrived, it was obvious that after a week of rain... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've been boating in the Seward area for many years and we always enjoy heading out of Resurrection Bay, past Caines Head, past Callisto Head, past the soaring and near vertical rocky shoreline, around the corner to Bear Glacier. It's an unexpected sight the first time you make the journey. The glacier itself ends behind the beach so you can't... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I got to go paddle boarding through Liquid Adventures. Our guide was amazing, he did a great job explaining everything. It was my first time paddleboarding and he made me feel very comfortable. The owners were extremely friendly. And of course the views were incredible. I highly recommend going paddle boarding!,

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Chehalis, Washington
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212 reviews 212 reviews
95 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Bear Glacier marks the beginning of the Kenai Fjords National Park from the East. It is the longest glacier in the park, measuring 13 miles long. Several hundred years ago this glacier laid down a large enough terminal moraine that it cut off its own travel to the tide water's edge. Terminal moraines are built at the face of every... More

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Quantico, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

From the water, it was a giant block of ice, covered in snow, crushing the land, changing the surface of the Earth forever. Impressive, but we did not get close enough on my tour to really experience it.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wonderful boat trip awe inspiring views make sure you dress warm it's cold up close ! We has beautiful weather and it was really cold with the wind blowing

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Tel-Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Don't miss it. I visited in a cloudy day, but I was really impressed. Worth to walk to the different view points

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The bear glacier sea kajaking tour was great. the first day flying out by helicopter and kajaking by sunshine - second day a marvelous atmosphere in the fog! I have never seen icebergs of this size so close. just wonderful. the bear glacier with the huge icebergs was one of the bright lights of our tour through alaska.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Part of a tour of rsurrectin Bay and Kenai Peninsila, the glacier is retreating, but still impressive. Did not get real close. Saw whales, sea lions on the tour. Great meal on Major Tours Star of the Northwest.

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