Upsala Glacier, El Calafate

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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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  • Huge glacier, very impressive even if you can't see as far enough. Interesting also the geology of the area marked by the work over time of the glaciers disappeared.
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  • Seen from a certain distance for safety set by the authorities but it is beautiful and imposing.
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  • This glacier is visited an excursion which is called rivers of ice. What you do not have to hire the tour, is that for safety reasons, due to large landslides which has the glacier being in retreat, the authorities do not allow the approach to it. On the other hand, if there are navigation near the icebergs that exist in the arm Upsala of the Argentine Lake, Ojala touch les a good day, with little wind, because the cabin of the catamaran will always filled, and to take pictures there are to go out to the deck.
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  • Fantastic. Surreal so beautiful. Prepare for the cold more insane (in the prow of the boat of the tour)
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  • Boarding from Punta Bandera for navigation on Lake Argentino. The boat is a modern catamaran and while browsing you can also stay inside and enjoy the panorama through the large Windows, but obviously star off is much nicer though makes a nice cold; the wind is cold and you have to dress warmly. We sail along the Brazo Norte del lago and then on Canal Upsala until the long spit of Upsala glacier ice which descends into the Lake with 5 km of wall.
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  • Simply beautiful experience
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  • Each glacier has its particular charm and this continues to be of incredible beauty. During navigation you can appreciate numerous ice floes (icebergs) that continually emerge from the Upsala glacier and sail slowly or collide against the coasts. Unfortunately too close to the glacier can't be reached because of the risk that involve detachments, in any way, you can see perfectly in their full potential. Highly recommended!
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  • Visit glaciers Upsala and Spegazzini, beautiful trip on catamaran. Lasts 5 hours by an incredibly beautiful, fascinating journey... has a bar and restrooms. Very good guides.
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