Upsala Glacier, El Calafate

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Admire the contours and colors of Upsala Glacier, one of Patagonia's biggest treats for nature lovers. The icebergs surrounding the glacier are renowned for their remarkable shapes, and on a sunny day, you can enjoy a spectacle of light reflecting off the ice. The only way to get close to the glacier is by boat, and you'll find numerous cruise companies offering tours from El Calafate. If you're looking for more than just sightseeing and photo opportunities, book one of the tours that include kayaking or walking on the glacier. Use our El Calafate online vacation maker to arrange your visit to Upsala Glacier and other attractions in El Calafate.
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  • Don't miss a visit to this glacier which may not be here in 20 years. The visit by boat includes seeing many beautifully shaped icebergs that have calved off.  more »
  • Worth the rough boat ride, the glacial winds that literally knock you down, and the 4x4 trek to see this beauty up close!  more »
  • The glaciers of Patagonia are a gift of nature and it is unfortunate that one of the largest in the region is now in retreat. due to this same reason it was no longer possible to go close to the glacier on boat in winter when i visited in July 2019.
  • It is an incredible and unmissable place for those who have the possibility of traveling to Calafate. The Perito Moreno glacier is not the only thing to see.
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