Natural attractions constitute the most important supply sources of world tourism. Seas, streams, lakes, valleys, forests, etc. besides attractions like and glaciers are among the prominent sources in tourism. Mountainous areas and snow, which are the key to the winter season, are a valid tourism activity. In summer, it is an important activity for mountainous regions glacial tourism. However, this type of tourism has not been sufficiently researched yet (Salim et al., 2021a). Tourism research in glaciated areas is quite common. Although it is a new phenomenon, in the last 10 years many glaciers around the world have become popular turned into touristic attractions (Welling et al., 2015). Especially, A steady growth in global tourism demand means that cryospheric tourism is more glacial tourism, mountainous countries started to be seen as an important tourism project in the regions (Wang and Zhou, 2019). Glaciers; glacial valleys, moraines, eskers and aretes etc. it forms the basis of many impressive landscape types such as characterized by highly dynamic appearances that usually attract tourists (Welling et al., 2015). Glacial tourism; glacier trekking, excursion by vehicle (train, tracked car, etc.), skiing, climbing, photography, scientific research and education activities (Wang and Zhou, 2019; Wang et al., 2020). Glacial tourism in many countries such as Canada, Switzerland, France, China, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland successfully carried out as an important activity and regional economic benefits (Wang et al., 2020). However, in the Holocene (11.7 ka-present) the problem of climate change leads to the retreat of glaciers, this situation also creates a separate discussion area on the sustainability of tourism activity. Although it is a new trend, glacial tourism is in the international literature is making progress on various issues. However, no scientific study has been found in Turkey that refers to the concept of 'glacial tourism'. Turkey's current current glacial areas and topographies with traces of glaciers. In this context, in the current research, the introduction of the concept of glacial tourism, academic to create an awareness in the sense of intended to be revealed. In this sense, the conceptual framework of glacial tourism is adaptation and sustainability to climate change with examples from the world general issues such as the current literature are discussed by evaluating.