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. Arrange your visit to Upsala Glacier and discover more family-friendly attractions in El Calafate using our El Calafate trip itinerary builder.
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  • We had took a trip to the departure from Calafate with the Estancia Cristina market. The boat ride is long and sometimes a little heated. But the view of detached and floating ice chunks is just to not to miss. This glacier blue Crackle your flashes.
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  • Not in Glacier park. I reached it by boat, a very bumpy 45 minute ride and a bit of a hike. Outstanding vistas. Quite windy when I went. Dress in layers!!! 
  • Great opportunity to observe the planet in other perspectives. By the time we get it and we came across with the grandeur of nature our vision extends and perceive our insignificance. Stunning!
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