The most beautiful glaciers of the world

Touristically available glaciers

Petr Liška
Wrote 2010 articles and follows him / her 154 travelers
The most beautiful glaciers of the world
Updated: 29.01.2019
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For most people, the glaciers are just a place for climbers or polar bears. Here is a list of glaciers that you can simply visit or get on foot on a hike or trek. Ice beauty gets almost everybody.

1.
Perito Moreno Glacier

The most famous Patagonian glacier

Rating:
| Altitude: 300 m / 984 ft

Perito Moreno Glacier is without a doubt one of the biggest attractions of the Argentine side of Patagonia.… continue reading

2.
Gray Glacier

The most famous glacier in Torres del Paine

Rating:
| Altitude: 442 m / 1 450 ft

One of the most interesting places of the Torres del Paine National Park is the Gray Glacier – one of the… continue reading

3.
Baltoro Glacier

Glacial highway covered with debris

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 235 m / 13 894 ft

The Baltoro Glacier is with 63 kilometers of long one of the longest glaciers outside the Arctic region at… continue reading

4.
Grande Glacier

The ornament of the Torre lagoon

Rating:
| Altitude: 796 m / 2 612 ft

The highlight of the Torre lagoon hike is not only a stunning view of the mighty granite tower of Cerro Torre… continue reading

5.
Biafo Glacier

A glacier leading to the mysterious Snow Lake

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| Altitude: 4 192 m / 13 753 ft

Biafo Glacier is one of the longest glaciers outside the Arctic region. It is 67 kilometers long and is… continue reading

6.
Aletschgletscher Glacier

Europe's largest glacier

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| Altitude: 2 640 m / 8 661 ft

Aletschgletscher is the largest glacier in Europe, and in the Alps. It is 23 km long. It is located in the… continue reading

7.
Glacier in Kilimanjaro

The fading ice gem on the equator

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| Altitude: 5 858 m / 19 219 ft

On the top of Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain of Africa – you can still see the remnants of the beautiful… continue reading

8.
Snow Lake

Mysterious lake in the heart of Karakoram

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 714 m / 15 466 ft

Snow Lake is a gigantic high-altitude glacial basin at the top of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers in the heart… continue reading

9.
Khumbu glacier

The most famous glacier in Nepal

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 100 m / 16 732 ft

The most famous glacier in Nepal – Khumbu has only about twelve kilometers in length, which is not much… continue reading

10.
Passu Glacier

18 km long glacier

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| Altitude: 2 947 m / 9 669 ft

Only a short distance from the village of Passu is the scenic Passu Lake, where a huge glacier of the same… continue reading

11.
Grenzgletscher Glacier

A glacier from Monte Rosa

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| Altitude: 3 019 m / 9 905 ft

The Grenzgletscher glacier is adjacent to Gornergletscher, Zwillingsgletsher, Schwärzegletscher. Together, it… continue reading

12.
Engilchek Glacier

The most famous glacier of Kyrgyzstan

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| Altitude: 3 365 m / 11 040 ft

Kyrgyzstan is a very mountainous country, but on Engilchek Glacier you can really feel like you are at the… continue reading

13.
Rhonegletscher Glacier

Famous glacier under Furka Pass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 787 m / 9 144 ft

Thanks to its good availability, the Rhonegletscher glacier is among the most visited glaciers. Here you will… continue reading

14.
Glacier Pasterze

The largest glacier in Austria

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 500 m / 8 202 ft

More than eight kilometers long glacier Pasterze is not only the largest glacier in Austria, but also… continue reading

15.
Vatnajökull Glacier

The largest Icelandic glacier

Rating:
| Altitude: 1 594 m / 5 230 ft

Vatnajokull is a glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. It is the largest glacier of the country and… continue reading

16.
Glacier Ngozumba

The longest glacier in Nepal

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 000 m / 16 404 ft

The longest glacier in Nepal – Ngozumba is more than 36 kilometers long. It twists from eight thousand meters… continue reading

17.
Glacier of Jade Dragon

The southernmost glacier of the northern hemispher

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 649 m / 15 253 ft

The southernmost glacier of the northern hemisphere is located in the Snowy Mountains of Jade Dragon (Julong… continue reading

18.
Franz Josef Glacier

Beautiful glacier in the Westland National Park

Rating:
| Altitude: 301 m / 988 ft

Franz Josef Glacier, together with the Fox Glacier, is one of the most famous glaciers in New Zealand. It… continue reading

19.
Buarbreen Glacier

Offshoot of the huge glacier Folgefonna

Rating:
| Altitude: 659 m / 2 162 ft

From the city of Odda you can take a variety of great hikes. One of them will take you to the Buerdalen… continue reading

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