Sample Itinerary

Sample Itinerary


The Perfect Glacier Bay Experience

The Perfect Glacier Bay Experience

Glacier Bay National Park, with magnificent glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, abundant birds and wildlife, is known as a World Heritage. Weather you are here for a day or a week, you'll find endless opportunities for discovery and adventure here. If you’ve never been to Glacier Bay National Park , it’s helpful to have a plan to ensure you see and do it all. We’ve put together our favorite 3-day itinerary that celebrates the beauty and endless awe-inspiring views of some of the most pristine geography on earth.

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Making your way

Once you have arrived at the Gustavus Airport, our Complimentary Shuttle Service will take you to the Glacier Bay Lodge. Nestled under the spruce trees that line Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay Lodge offers the only hotel accommodations within the park.

Fresh Air, Fantastic Scenery

There are several hiking trails in Bartlett Cove near Glacier Bay Lodge, all fairly easy to moderate walking. You can choose to do the Forest Loop Trail, a one-mile long loop trail begins at the Glacier Bay Lodge and ends near the dock. This easy trail winds through a pond-studded spruce/hemlock forest for one half mile (handicap accessible), then descends to the beach.

Dinner at Glacier Bay Lodge

The Glacier Bay Lodge offers you a choice of dining at the Fairweather Dining Room or outside on the deck and offers local seafood favorites like Dungeness Crab (a house specialty), halibut and salmon.

Start your day off right

Located in the Glacier Bay Lodge, the Fairweather Dining Room offers many of your breakfast favorites. Hours: 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Glacier Bay Day Tour 

This tour is the only scheduled day tour permitted inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Take the Glacier Bay Day Tour, which is an 8-hour cruise on a comfortable catamaran and is the only scheduled day cruise in Glacier Bay National Park.  You’ll see breathtaking scenery, wildlife and calving glaciers. Enjoy a ranger-led interpretive discussion and lunch on board. The boat docks again at Bartlett Cove at 3:30 PM

Your choice of fun

After you return from the Glacier Bay Day Tour you still have plenty of time for a hike or tour of the visitors center in the Lodge.

Dinner at Glacier Bay Lodge

The Glacier Bay Lodge offers you a choice of dining at the Fairweather Dining Room or outside on the deck and offers local seafood favorites like Dungeness Crab (a house specialty), halibut and salmon.

Breakfast at Fairweather Dining Room -Located in the Glacier Bay Lodge the Fairweather Dining Room breakfast menu offers all your breakfast favorites. Hours: 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Beyond Souvenirs

Visit our gift shop, located in the lobby of the Glacier Bay Lodge, for a great assortment of mementos from your trip, including artwork, jewelry, carvings and much more. Many of these fine items are made by native Alaskan craftspeople. A perfect end to a perfect beginning.