Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Photo

15 Amazing Things to Do in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park

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Aoraki / Mount Cook is the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Getting a glimpse of this mighty mountain is one of the best things to do on the South Island. Top things to do at Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park include hiking to viewpoints of Mount Cook and iceberg filled alpine lakes, taking a flightseeing tour, viewing the night …

Glacier Country

Best Things to Do in Franz Josef | Glacier Country, New Zealand

Julie New Zealand 2 Comments

Hike to viewpoints of glaciers, see the rarest Kiwi, soar over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter, capture Mount Tasman’s reflection in Lake Matheson, go heli-hiking or ice climbing, and relax in a hot tub…these are all things you can do in and around Franz Josef, New Zealand. Glacier Country is an area on the west coast …

Franz Josef Helicopter Tour

Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Helicopter Tours: Photos, Tips & What to Expect

Julie New Zealand 4 Comments

A helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers is a thrilling experience. To see this land of glacier-capped mountains, rainforests, and rugged coastlines is one of the best experiences to have in Glacier Country, if not all of New Zealand. On a helicopter tour from Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, you will fly over several glaciers, get to …

Grand Balcon Nord Hike

Grand Balcon Nord Hike: Best Direction, Hiking Stats, Photos & Tips

Julie France 9 Comments

The Grand Balcon Nord is a scenic trail that overlooks Chamonix and its surrounding mountains. From one end of the trail, you can see the white peak of Mont Blanc emerging from the clouds. At the other end lies Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France. The Grand Balcon Nord hike is one of the best things to do …

Aiguille du Midi Chamonix France

Aiguille du Midi + Panoramic Mont-Blanc: The Ultimate Guide

Julie France, Italy 33 Comments

One of the best things to do in Chamonix, France is to ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi. Once here, visit the viewpoints and exhibits at the mountain station, or continue the journey by riding the Panoramic Mont-Blanc to Italy. We have ridden cable cars to many mountain peaks in Europe and this is one of the best. …

Kenai Fjords National Park photo

Northwestern Fjord Cruise in Kenai Fjords: Photos, Map & Is It Worth It?

Tim United States 11 Comments

The Northwestern Fjord Cruise is one of the best ways to experience Kenai Fjords National Park. You will venture further into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise. By doing so you will maximize your chances of seeing a variety of marine and other wildlife, witness the allure and power of glaciers, and observe the natural surrounding beauty that …

Aialik Glacier Kayaking

Aialik Glacier Kayaking: Beauty & Adventure in Kenai Fjords

Julie United States 8 Comments

One of the best things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park is to cruise through the fjords, to see the glaciers that carved out this beautiful landscape. And if you are looking for adventure, kayak to Aialik Glacier, one of the more remote glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This experience combines a fjord cruise with glacier kayaking. …

Sea Stacks Kenai Fjords

9 Amazing Things to Do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Julie United States 2 Comments

Hike to one of the largest icefields in North America, spot humpback whales and orcas on a wildlife cruise, kayak in front of glaciers, go ice climbing or glacier hiking, and soar over the fjords in a helicopter…these are all things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park. This is one of the few national parks in Alaska that you …

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10 Best Things to Do in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Julie United States 5 Comments

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve is one of our favorite US National Parks. Its remote location, countless mountains and glaciers, and sheer beauty is simply astounding. It feels like an adventure to drive in on McCarthy Road, pull your belongings across the footbridge, and get shuttled to your lodge or campground. From Kennecott and McCarthy, you can …

Root Glacier Hike

Root Glacier Trail: Step-By-Step Guide (Map, Stats & Photos)

Julie United States 2 Comments

Hiking the Root Glacier Trail is one of the best things to do in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve. This national park is covered with a huge amount of glacial ice and the Root Glacier is the most accessible glacier in the park. Whether or not you have been glacier hiking before, this is an awesome experience. …

Exit Glacier

Ice Climbing on the Exit Glacier | Kenai Fjords National Park

Julie United States 2 Comments

Are you looking for an adventure to add to your Alaskan itinerary? How about ice climbing on the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park? This experience, from start to finish, is a blast. The day starts off with a short but tough hike up a portion of the Harding Icefield Trail. Once at the Exit Glacier, you will put …

Mount St Elias

Bagley Icefield and Mount St. Elias Flightseeing Tour of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

Julie United States 2 Comments

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve is home to some of the most rugged, mountainous, ice-covered scenery in the United States. If you want to see mountain peaks, glaciers, and an immense ice field that stretches as far as the eye can see, consider taking a flightseeing tour from McCarthy, Alaska. Wrangell Mountain Air, the flightseeing company that …

Drive Anchorage to Valdez

Driving from Anchorage to Valdez: Best Things to Do, Map, & Photos

Julie United States 9 Comments

The drive from Anchorage to Valdez is gorgeous and it is packed with lots of great things to do. Along the drive, you can visit historical sites, hike on a glacier, feed a reindeer, learn about Musk Ox, see Dall sheep, photograph waterfalls, and stop at numerous viewpoints. This was our introduction to Alaska. And what an awesome first impression …

Harding Icefield Trail Hike

Harding Icefield Trail: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Tim United States 2 Comments

Hiking the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park is a challenging, rewarding, and unique experience all rolled into one. This memorable hike takes you past the Exit Glacier and ends with sweeping views across the Harding Icefield, the largest icefield that is located entirely in the United States. In this guide, we provide everything you need to know …

Columbia Glacier Photo

Columbia Glacier Kayaking Tour: The Ultimate Guide

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If you want to witness the power of one of the world’s most active glaciers in action, then add the Columbia Glacier to your Alaskan itinerary. With roughly 13 million tons of ice breaking off of the Columbia Glacier everyday, there is a good chance that you will be able to watch a calving event take place. From within Columbia …

Best Hike in North Cascades

Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm Hike: North Cascades National Park

Julie United States 22 Comments

For outstanding views of the North Cascades, put the Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm hike on your list. Often labeled as the best day hike in North Cascades National Park, the Sahale Arm hike is gorgeous every step of the way. You’ll hike through evergreen forests, through fields of heather and wildflowers, past marmots, mountain goats, and maybe even bear. …

South Coast of Iceland

20 Epic Things to Do on the South Coast of Iceland

Julie Iceland 6 Comments

The south coast is home to some of Iceland’s most beautiful places to visit. Gorgeous waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glacier lagoons all make the list, as well as one of the most epic hiking trails in the world. Here are the best things to on the south coast of Iceland. Everything on this list is located on the south …

Best Glacier Hikes

10 Great Hikes in Glacier National Park

Julie United States 16 Comments

Glacier National Park is home to some of the most exciting hiking trails in the United States. The scenery in this national park is jaw-dropping and there is no better way to experience it than on your own two feet. Take your pick from easy strolls to spectacular alpine trails. Here are 10 of the best hikes in Glacier National …

Iceland Glacier Hike

Best Iceland Glacier Hikes: Helpful Tips, Photos & Tour Options

Julie Iceland 4 Comments

Strap on some crampons, grab an ice pick, and set off on a very cool Icelandic adventure. If you are thinking about doing an Iceland glacier hike, we have lots of great information to share with you. Hiking on a glacier was one of our most anticipated experiences in Iceland. Exploring crevasses, walking on the crunchy ice with crampons, and …