Glacier Bay National Park

What it lacks in accessibility, Glacier Bay National Park makes up for in raw beauty: it can only be reached by boat or plane but you’ll likely see whales, bears, mountain goats, and of course glaciers along the way.

Once you’re there, you can explore the land through 12-miles of trails in Bartlett Cove, tracing the shoreline and weaving through rain forest. See the glaciers up close and personal on a catamaran tour, do it yourself with kayaks, visit the Huna Tribal House that tells the story of the local people and their land, and learn about these protected arctic resources that have been slowly receding for at least 200 years.