Located in the northwest of North America, the Alaska Peninsula is a strip of land with a length of 700 kilometers and a width ranging from 10 to 170. The territory of the peninsula is a part of the southwestern part of the American state of the same name.

The Aleutian Range, consisting of currently active and long-extinct volcanoes, is the basis of the landscape of Alaska. The nature of the peninsula is very picturesque. There are numerous rivers and lakes, mountain tundra and sub-arctic meadows. More than 40 thousand square kilometers of Alaska is covered with majestic snow-white glaciers, each of which represents a small wonder of the world.

In total there are about 100 thousand glaciers on the peninsula, but only 616 of them have their own name. Constantly observing the two thousand objects scientists note that their subjects are retreating every year by 20 meters. Retreating into the history of glaciers in recent years are also interested in tourists who began to visit Alaska, not only for the classic skiing, hunting or fishing, but to admire the sparkling ice and snow formations.

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is one of Alaska’s largest glaciers. It is of the valley type, has a tree-like structure and stretches from Mount Logan to Disappointment and Yakutat Bays for 122 kilometers. Hubbard is 9 to 15 kilometers wide (depending on the season) and 120 meters above sea level. The first ice on the Hubbard Glacier froze over 400 years ago. Today this formation is still growing.

Columbia Glacier

Located between the cities of Anchorage and Valdez, the Columbia Glacier is considered one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. On average, it moves 20 meters a day, which other glaciers only do in a year.

Harding Ice Field

Harding Ice Field is located in Kenai Fjords National Park near the town of Seward in south-central Alaska. The area of the glacier is 1,813 square kilometers.
Harding Ice Field in AlaskaThe Harding Ice Field is considered the largest of the four fields located within the United States. There are more than thirty glaciers within the cold landmark. Despite the general melting of ice in the Kenai Fjords and the departure of glaciers into nearby ocean waters, the Harding Ice Field produces a gain of 400 inches of snow each year.

Root Glacier

Root Glacier is considered one of Alaska’s highest glaciers. Located in Denali National Park, it slides more than three miles high. It is also one of the fastest-moving glaciers, moving one meter every day. The nearby Baril Peak (over two thousand meters high) makes the glacier a popular excursion destination, with numerous climbers constantly passing through it.