United States of America
Icy Bay, located on the south eastern edge of the Gulf of Alaska, is a
relatively new geographical feature that has formed within the past 100 years.
As recently as the early 1900’s, the glacier front reached all the way to the
Gulf of Alaska. However, the rapid retreat of the three major glaciers in the
area (the Guyot, Yahtse, and Tyndall Glaciers) has resulted in the present-day
bay, which is over 30 miles long. The surrounding scenery is stunning, with
Mount Elias (at over 18,000 feet) towering high on the horizon. A long, sand
spit protrudes into the bay at the entrance and there is beach on either side.