College Fjord glaciers
In scenic Prince William Sound, College Fjord is home to several glaciers located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound in the U.S. state of Alaska. College Fjord gashes into the heart of the Chugach Mountains. With over a dozen major glaciers and up to eight of the glaciers viewable from one single location, College Fjord is an incredible place to view glacial calving and just to take in the spectacle of these massive bodies of ice actively carving the landscape. Upon entering College Fjord, passengers on Alaskan cruises may be able to see Harvard as the last of five glaciers in a row, separated by miles and mountains, just as Harriman’s scientists could.
College Fjord not only boasts the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers, the entire Fjord is surrounded by rocky, Alpine peaks that are almost always capped with snow. It makes for an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for the main event of any cruise visiting the area, the glacier viewing experience. During the summer, it’s not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area’s 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord. Kayaking is popular in this pristine place; keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife.