The world is filled with beautiful landscapes that are shaped by the nature itself. Glaciers are among the most striking landforms which ideally provide every hiker with an adventurous hiking option. Whether it is Argentina or the glaciers of Alaska hikers have numerous options to visit at some of the world’s most-hiked glaciers.
1. Perito Moreno Glacier
This glacier is situated in Argentina which features a total of fifty Patagonian glaciers of which only 3 are advancing. Perito Moreno Glacier is one. Many people who have been to this place call this as a paradise as they view the glacier from three areas that are very close to the ice-mass.
2. Glacier Bay, Alaska
There are several glaciers in Alaska of which two thousand are massive sized. A large number of glaciers can be seen at the National Park that offers the best of the places to view. The only accommodation that can be found inside the park is the Glacier Bay Lodge.
3. Nigardsbreen Glacier
The Nigardsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers which make it among the world’s most-hiked glaciers. There are several difficulty levels when hiking at the Nigardsbreen. The place offers other options for hiking as well at the other arms of Jostedalsbreen glacier, the largest of its kind in mainland Europe. The Jostedalselva River offers the opportunity for rafting. There are several camping options at Jostedalen Camping, and at Lyngmo Gjestehus Camping.
4. Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada
This huge Columbia Icefield of Rocky Mountains offers a guided glacier walk. The glacier guide would check if the hiker is properly equipped before the latter sets forth to hike. There is a gaping hole in the glacier, seeing through which will show a vast abyss of glacial crevasse. The entire hiking trip covers a distance of three to five miles.
5. Pasterze Glacier, Austria
The Pasterze glacier runs through a length of five miles and rests at the foot of the tallest mountain of Austria. It is the largest among the 925 glaciers in Austria. Often considered the paradise for the hikers, the Grossglocknerstrasse mountain road offers a magnificent view both of the glacier and of the mountain. However, the road is open during the summers only. The road goes to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe that offers a large centre for the visitors.
6. Snæfellsjökull Glacier at the West Iceland
The glacier offers a great hiking experience. However, due to the crevasses, a mountain or a hiking guide is necessary. The Snæfellsjökull Glacier offers the most picturesque and beautiful view of the mountains of Iceland. The volcano rises to a height of 1450 meters from the middle of Snæfellsnes peninsula. It can be viewed clearly from a distance of 100 kilometres.
7. Biafo Glacier, Pakistan
Karakoram Mountain Range contains the Biafo Glacier. Hikers at the glacier take a trip for a number of days for reaching the Snow Lake which is ten mile wide.
8. Yulong Glacier, China
This glacier is the most popular among the attractions within the Yunman province since the early 1980s. Being a pleasant hiking site, the highest altitude leaves the hikers gasping for air, and thus some prefer to take the oxygen bottles along.
9. Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland
About 8% of the country is covered by the glacier and this site also shows several active volcanoes. The hikers can explore the hot springs in the glaciers ice caves.
10. Furtwangler Glacier, Tanzania
While it is the most popular of the glaciers, this glacier, situated near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, is fast receding.