Ice Giants Unveiled: 10 Magnificent Glaciers In The World

Waquar Habib

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, is a unique and dynamic natural wonder. It's one of the few glaciers still advancing, and visitors can witness stunning ice-calving events.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Jökulsárlón is a stunning glacial lagoon in Vatnajokull National Park. It has blue icebergs that have calved from Breidamerkurjokull Glacier. Boat tours allow close views of icebergs. Nearby Diamond Beach has a unique and photogenic landscape with washed-up ice chunks.

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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef is a glacier on New Zealand's South Island. Its fast-moving ice and surrounding rainforest make it a popular spot for guided hikes and helicopter tours.

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Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, covers 8 per cent of Iceland. It features outlet glaciers like Breiðamerkurjökull and offers ice cave exploration, glacier hiking, and ice climbing.

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Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA

Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound is rapidly changing, creating a captivating landscape. Boat tours from Valdez offer a chance to witness its calving process and iceberg formation. The surrounding fjords enhance the experience.

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Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland

Aletsch is the largest glacier in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Swiss Alps. The hiking trails offer stunning views of the glacier and the peaks. The Jungfraujoch railway provides a breathtaking vantage point.

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Pasterze Glacier, Austria

Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps, sits on Austria's highest peak, Grossglockner. Visitors can explore the glacier with guided tours and enjoy panoramic views of the Alps. Access is easy via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

NZ's West Coast glaciers are unique for being near the ocean and rainforests. Helicopter tours offer an up-close view of the ice formations. The Tasman Sea adds a coastal dimension to the experience.

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Khumbu Glacier, Nepal

The Khumbu Glacier in the Himalayas is the highest in the world. Trekkers and mountaineers pass through it to reach the Everest Base Camp. It offers stunning views of surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

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Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Iceland

Svínafellsjökull, a stunning outlet glacier in Vatnajökull National Park, offers guided glacier walks and ice-climbing tours. Its icy terrain and unique formations, surrounded by black volcanic landscapes, make it a surreal experience for nature lovers.

Svínafellsjökull Glacier | Shutterstock

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