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Mendenhall Glacier

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Alaska's famous drive-in glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, is Juneau's most popular attraction, flowing 12 miles (19 kilometers) from its source, the Juneau Ice Field. On a sunny day it's beautiful, with blue skies and snow-capped mountains in the background. On a cloudy and drizzly afternoon, it can be even more impressive, as the ice turns shades of deep blue.

Near the face of the glacier is the visitors center, which houses various glaciology exhibits, a large relief map of the ice field, an observatory with telescopes and a theater that shows the film, Magnificent Mendenhall. Outside you'll find a salmon-viewing platform overlooking Steep Creek, as well as 6 hiking trails, including a short photo-overlook trail to a longer trek up the glacier's west side. Another trail, the East Glacier Loop trail leads through the forest for views of a waterfall near the glacier’s face. Though a little steep, it’s perfect for school-age children.

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Combinatietour met walvissen spotten en Mendenhall-gletsjer

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Neem deel aan de tour om walvissen te spotten in de koele wateren van Alaska en bekijk één van 38 gletsjers van de Juneau Ice Fields - de ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duur: 5 uur
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 135,00