Want to Know the Best Glaciers Near Homer, Alaska?

Alaska is filled with natural wonders. From expansive seas to rugged mountainsides, you can find nearly landform here. In fact, our state has the most concentrated number of glaciers than any other in the United States! A glacier is a large, slow-moving mass of ice created by snow accumulation. When you visit our area, be sure to explore one of the best glaciers near Homer, Alaska! 

When you’re ready to plan your trip, request our free Homer Vacation Guide. This online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do during your trip to the Last Frontier! 

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Grewingk Glacier Is One of the Best Glaciers Near Homer, Alaska 

Where is Grewingk Glacier? 

Grewingk Glacier is a 30-square-mile glacier in Kenai Mountains. You can access this impressive glacier via the Kachemak Bay, just 15 miles off the southeast coast of Homer.  

Visit the spectacular views of Grewingk Glacier on the Driftwood Inn’s hiking tours! Each of these guided hikes begins with a scenic water taxi ride across the Kachemak Bay. Along the way, enjoy sights of wildlife like sea otters, whales, and more! Each option is a full-day excursion that arrives back at the Homer Spit in the evening.  

You can add either of these hiking tours onto your reservation when you book online or contact us to reserve your spot! 

Glacier Lake Family Hike 

The Glacier Lake Family Hike is the best sightseeing tour for those who want an up-close-and-personal experience at Grewingk Glacier. Visitors follow a 3.2-mile trail that leads to spectacular views of Grewingk Glacier LakeIt’s the perfect choice for family travelers or for groups with novice hikers. 

Halibut Cove Triangle Hike 

The Halibut Cove Triangle Hike is a full-day adventure that follows along the Grewingk Glacier Lake TrailheadThe trail near Homer, Alaska, boasts spectacular views of the area’s native flora and fauna as well as Grewingk Glacier Lake. 

More Boat Tours in Homer, Alaska 

Explore more of our area’s great outdoors with these boat tours in Homer, Alaska! The Driftwood Inn offers a wildlife tour and halibut, salmon, or combination fishing charters. With so many tours to choose from, everyone is sure to find an adventure that suits their interests!  

Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

Mountain View from Oldtown Lodge
Mountain View from Oldtown Lodge

Head back to your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn after a day of exploring one of the best glaciers near Homer, Alaska! We offer a wide variety of lodging options in Old Town Homer including Modern LodgesOld Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park. 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Homer, Alaska!