The Hubbard Glacier stretches 122 kilometres from the Canadian province of Yukon into Alaska and was named in 1980 after the first president of the National Geographic Society, Gardiner G. Hubbard. The glacier boasts a stunning translucent blue hue and continues to move forward daily at an incredible pace – scientists estimate that it takes around 400 years for the ice to move through the entire length of the glacier.

Sights to See

Visitors to the region view the glacier from the comfort and safety of their cruise liner or as a day trip from Juneau. If you appreciate glaciers also consider investigating other Alaskan glaciers including Bear Glacier, Riggs Glacier and the Mendenhall Glacier, which lies 19 kilometres from Juneau.

What's for Lunch

Maybe enjoy a bottle of champagne to toast the awesome creations of Mother Nature.

If you see only one thing...

You're here for the Glacier, which is definitely incredible.

Local speak

A "three dog night" is one where you'll need more than two dogs to keep you warm.


The memory of glacial ice calving into the chilly waters below out surpasses any bought souvenir.