List of largest glaciers of the world

A glacier is a large persistent body of dense ice that moves with its own weight. These are formed over many centuries and are huge bodies of fresh water sources for the world. Glaciers and Icebergs together form most of the Earth's fresh water. 

List of largest glaciers of the world

Largest/Longest Glaciers of the world:

Glacier Name


Location and Feature

Lambert Fisher Glacier

400 km or 250 miles

Antarctica, the largest glacier of the world

Hubbard Glacier

122 km or 75 miles

Alaska, a tidewater glacier and, despite global warming, is expanding. Largest in N America.

Fedchenko Glacier

77 km or 48 miles

Tajikistan, one of the largest non polar glacier, in Karakoram

Siachen Glacier

75 km or 47 miles

India, highest, deadliest and costliest battlefield

Biafo Glacier

67 km or 42 miles

Pakistan, Meltwater from the Biafo Glacier flows to the Indus River

Bruggen Glacier

66 km or 41 miles

Chile, advanced about 5 kilometers, and cut Lake Greve from the sea

Baltoro Glacier

62 km or 39 miles

Pakistan, source of the Shigar River

South Inylchek Glacier

61 km or 37 miles

Kyrgyzstan and China, located in Central Tian Shan Mountains in the Issyk-Kul Region

Jostedal Glacier

60 km or 37 miles

Norway, 9th largest glacier in the world

Batura Glacier

56 km or 35 miles

Pakistan, Gojal region of Gilgit-Baltistan

Margerie Glacier

34 km or 21 miles

Alaska, Glacier Bay Park 

Perito Moreno Glacier

30 km or 18.6 miles

Argentina, third largest reserve of freshwater in the world.

Gangotri Glacier

30 km or 19 miles

India and China, one of the largest glaciers of the Himalayas

Fox and Franz Josef Glacier

25 km or 15.5 miles

New Zealand, descend from the Southern Alps to a temperate rainforest full of greenery and lushness

Pasterze Glacier

8.4 km

Austria, biggest glacier in Austria 


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